Trip Report    

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Earl Peak

We were a week late for skiing the west gullies of Earl. Mary and Judy east slopes still had good skiing. Coverage starts at about were the Earl peak trail leaves the Bean Basin trail (1500m elevation) Visual scouting of the gullies from that point showed that 200 vft of hiking would be needed to reach snow from the summit and while there was enough snow in the 2nd to most northern west facing gully to "go" it was quite narrow at the choke point. So we opted to ski the east aspect slopes of Judi and Mary. Bean creek crossing very easy on massive pile of avalanche debris filling the creek for a 1/4 mile from the crossing up to gully from Judi's shoulder.

  • Road rough but passable