Tom, Andy and I headed up the White Pine Drainage with hopes of standing on top of some of the higher peaks in the area. Andy convinced us to head over to White Baldy promising a good scramble and ski descent. We stuck to the road that passes under Red Baldy and then aimed for the low point on the ridge heading up to WB.
|Andy and Tom heading to the west ridge of W. Baldy|
As promised, the ridge provided plenty of good rock moves sprinkled with a bit of exposure. The 50 mph wind gusts and large amounts of snow in my unprotected eyes were an added bonuses.
|Andy smearing in ski boots|
|Final portion of the summit ridge|
|Tom skiing off White Baldy|
|The summit of Lake Peak, Lake Coulior in the foreground|
|Andy, Lake Coulior|