Hike/ski to Bullion Basin, Jan 11, 2011
Daniel, David, David's friend Trevor and I snowboarded/snowshoed/skied up to Bullion Basin on the last day of decent weather before they return to school. We started up the snowcat tracks around noon, took the usual shortcuts up the increasingly-overgrown former ski trails and stopped for lunch soon after we reached the base of the old burn area. When we were all too cold to eat anymore we continued up the trail into Bullion Basin. Trevor hung out in the basin while David snowshoed up to the ridge and Daniel and I skinned up to the peak. David slid down on Trevor's blue flying saucer; Daniel reassembled his split board and rode down and I telemarked down. It was my first time on tele skis in years and they were trickier than I remembered, but I managed. We made it out around dark and met Susan at Ranchitos for dinner, by which time we were pretty worn out.
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