It's that happy but busy time of year now where everything skiable is starting to look good...get it before it's gone.
I've finally put together a trip report from my recent tour in the Cucamonga Wilderness, right after an April-Fool's storm dropped two feet of snow all the way down to 5000'.
I decided to skin up Ice House Canyon and then traverse the ridgeline connecting Bighorn Peak and Ontario Peak. This turned out to be a long, strenuous tour, but it showcases the beauty and remoteness of the Cucamonga Wilderness in Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains.
As for the skiing, the descent was an unexpected delight: fresh powder on intermediate, rolling, marvelously-open terrain (trip report).
NOTE: images in this new trip report are now clickable, thanks to technology pilfered from Broofa.com.
Skiing: The Greatest Sport on Earth
Split's North Face
Skiing Whitney's North Face
Steep Turns & 'Edge of Never'