Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tincan Garbage Can

Tincan is a place where we backcountry telemark ski. I was there once last year skiing and once cleaning up. Its a very popular place so every year I make a trip in with a big pack and pickup garbage. Its easy to hike into, with a bit of chest high "grasses" to wade through before we hit the alpine. This year there were lots of brown bottles, but before you jump to any conclusions, they were all budweiser ales. I also snagged a good snow shovel, so if you know anybody who is missing this one, let me know.

on the north side of Tincan, where we headed so the dogs could get some water.

Looking over at the Eddies ski site, not too much frost action going on in Turnagain Pass

Looking up Ingram Creek

On a hot day like today, we were happy to find a snowbank to chill on.

Looking up at Kickstep.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Antimony Creek

For 30 years I've wanted to hike in these mountains. I finally struck gold after looking at topo maps, a road atlas and google earth. I picked a few likely candidate places for hikes with minimal bushwacking and hit a home run with my first road stop.

Our objective:

What it looks like at the head of the Valley.


I wonder what Rocket was looking at?

It was a smokey day from the fires in the interior of Alaska. There is a whole other mountain range across the valley, we might even be able to see Denali on a clear day.