From Karakol, we drove 40 minutes to Ichke Jergez for a night with a wonderful local family, and then surfed the back of a flat-bed truck up an already melted-out mud road to the start of an hour long tour to the yurt, known as Jalpak Tash. The location is pretty much unbeatable, all things considered, from the views of the mountains above to the lake below.
I made it on my first hut trip this past weekend at Pearl Lake State Park, about a half hour north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with the DU Alpine Club. The crew was awesome and the snow was deep. There is not much more to say that that, so enjoy the pictures! Those who don't … Continue reading Pearl Lake Powder