Ski trip out to Ostrander Hut with G-Funk.
I came straight from a week up in Tahoe...and Funk came in from O-H-I-O...and we went straight to the New Year's Party at the Bug.
Start off with some panos...here is the sunset from the top of the ridge above Ostrander Lake.
And on the skin up to the hut.
We crashed in Sacto at G-funk's buddy's place...I drove straight from Waterhouse Peak where I got about 5 core shots.
We headed to the Rubicon Brew Co. where Funk e-mailed his resignation letter on his 3rd beer...so he can be a real bum for the winter.
Contrails on the way to Yosemite
Licking El Cap on our way up to Badger Pass.
Looking down at the river of fog below.
I'm not sure if this can really count as "backcountry." But we had fun. The first 5 miles are on a groomed X-country track.
Then we headed off trail and followed the Horizon Ridge Trail for another 5.
The day got hotter and hotter, and the snow stuck to our skins...practically spring conditons.