|I also ran the Hood River stairs . . . on account of the pulled pork.|
|The Sisters from Bachelor on a bluebird day.|
|Warming up on the huecos.|
|Leading Cosmos (5.10a)|
|The central Oregon desert is beautiful.|
|I like taking pictures of wood, I love taking pictures of lichen on wood.|
|Rummaging for fossil fragments|
This last week of March was spring break. Peter took the week off and we packed up to ski and climb. Friday night we drove out to Bend and Saturday we headed toward the sisters. We parked in the crowded snow park lot and began the long, flat skin into Broken Top. The sun was out, and though we forgot the map (noticing a pattern here) we could see our destination and made it to the basin by afternoon.
|Bachelor and Todd Lake|
|Setting up camp.|
|Broken Top from camp.|
|Broken Top and SW ridge.|
|The moon is out and Peter feels smoldery.|
The next day we set out to find our line into the crater. By mid morning the trees were already dropping ice and snow in the warm temperatures. What was soft powder the morning before was now turning into heavy slop. As we toured up the ridge, it cooled off a little and the snow wasn't as bad.
|Three sisters in a haze.|
|Skinning up the ridge|
|Cliffs inside the crater rim|
The next day we took our time running errands and getting out to Smith. We decided not to climb that afternoon and took a nice hike instead.
|Monkey Face, we climbed this later in the week.|
The rest of the week we ticked some climbs off our to do list, I led a number of 10's without having a meltdown and we made some new friends from Squamish, BC. I will write more about this week later (waiting on Photos from a friend).
|Shredded my hands the first day.|
|Some rock art in the Lower Gorge|