Report from June 11th, 2019
We went on our 4th Tioga Pass, CA mission of the month of June today.
Connery Lundin, Andy Hays, and I set our sights on Solstice Couloir off 13,000′ Mt. Dana.
The plan was Solstice to Dana Plateau to Powerhouse Chutes to a car stashed at the Poole Power Plant.
We started skinning from Tioga Pass at 8:45am and everything went according to plan.
The Solstice Couloir skied great with perfect corn.
The Dana Plateau was covered in tiny little flowers.
The Powerhouse Chutes were steep, scary, and held great snow.
The lower Powerhouse Chutes Gully skied excellently and was super spicy down low.
That tongue of snow that dumps you out at the Poole Power Plant is melting out fast…
We are gonna head back up there and ski Unknown Chute on Thursday to the Powerhouse Chutes and that will be our last Powerhouse Chutes of the year!
Today was spectacular, sunny, hot June day in the mountains.
RECENT EASTERN SIERRA REPORTS:
June 6th: Eastern Sierra, CA Backcountry Report: Mt. Dana → Dana Couloir → Power House Chutes | Tioga Pass
June 5th: Eastern Sierra, CA Backcountry Report: Power House Chutes | Tioga Pass, CA
June 4th: Eastern Sierra, CA Backcountry Report: 12,500′ North Couloir of Mt. Emerson
June 2nd: Eastern Sierra, CA Backcountry Report: The Third Pillar Chute | Tioga Pass, CA
June 1st: Eastern Sierra, CA Backcountry Report: 1″ of Snow in 20-Minutes at 12,300′ in Zebra Chute