As we ascended, the skin track became gradually less and less travelled. On the Baldy shoulder we passed the last of the people ahead of us. Andy and I traded turns breaking trail for the final ~700 vertical. The sensations of skinning and kick turns made the outing worthwhile by themselves.
|High on the Baldy Shoulder (photo by AD)|
We reached our objective, Baldy Main Chute, to find a rocky entrance but otherwise looked pretty filled in.
|Andy consulting the Instagram oracle|
The rest was way better than expected!
|Photo by AD|
|Andy deep in Main Chute|