Round Top, Carson Pass, CA
May 5, 2002
Skiers: Matthew Reagan, Nate Roth
The Sierra spring starts at Carson Pass after Kirkwood closes. The
all-season route 88 takes one directly to 8,600' and the slopes of
Round Top, Elephant's Back, Red Lake Peak, and Stevens Peak. Get
there early in the season before it all melts...
above the Carson Pass Sno-Park with Round Top and the Sisters
Nate photographing the
An assortment of narrow and steep gullies pour off the
summit. Old rollerballs and pinwheels indicate that late-day snow
might be somewhat dangerous.
Dust on Crust
to a halt after making a minimal dent in northwest facing crust. The
tracks are from the previous day.
Nate turns 'em down a short,
on a perfect low-angle cornfield.
From the shore of frozen Winnemucca Lake.
direct route, with Elephant's Back in the background.
Two TelemarkTips lurkers skin up
to the high point in the Round Top-Sisters saddle.
photo by Nate Roth
Here I am cruising low-angle
slush and corn.
A few tele-jump turns line my tracks (right) with
pinwheels from the rapidly cooking snow surface. Diagnosis: time to
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