Uncle Buds to 10th Mountain Hut 1/2018
The second day I got to do a loop below Galena Mountain in thin snow that absolutely trashed my skis with the shallowly covered rocks beneath.
On Thursday January 25 I made the 7.5 mile trek solo to 10th Mountain Hut following a track made from the previous day's group. At nearly 65 years of age I was able to complete the distance in 6.5 hours despite problems with my BD-O1 ski binding. The hardest part was descending the ridge into Porcupine Gulch. The track I followed had numerous places to side step in the trees on really steep terrain. Anyone going in the reverse direction would be in for a really big work out unless they took a different track.
The weather was good and mostly clear. The solitude was glorious. Didn't see anyone the entire day until I got to the 10th Mountain Hut. Skied out on Friday to Crane Park in 2.5 hours with 4" of fresh.