July 11, 2008 Lone Pine Peak: Another Look Current Conditions

Lone Pine Peak: Another Look

When I skied Lone Pine Peak’s East Couloir this spring, I forgot to photograph LPP’s northeast face in its entirety. Here’s a recent shot of the line from Highway 395 near Independence, showing the entire face and drainage right down to the desert—all 6500 vertical feet of it. Looking at this view, it’s easy to (more...)...

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April 10, 2008 Skiing

Lone Pine Peak – East Couloir

Sometimes as a writer you just don’t know how much information to give. It would be easy to present this as a dashing adventure in which I fearlessly charged into the unknown and triumphed, except that’s not at all what it was like. This was an intense struggle that really made me question myself and (more...)...

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