In the summer this is a lake..
Into the trees.. Every time we have to step over a fallen tree, the subject of Haffner creek comes up..
We skirted the cliffband on the right until it disappeared, leading to the open valleys above.
A little bit of snow covering the ground.
Almost at the open valley.. the coming view was a little bit unexpected and made me smile a lot.
Jamie checking the map.
James Walker on the right. There is a route that leads up the facing slope, onto the ridge and then gains the summit. We'll head towards the far right and up another valley (unseen)
We'd gotten to the upper valley, it was gorgeous. Jamie's checking the map to see where we head from here. There's a route that heads straight up the mountain at center, but we didn't take it and made our way to the right side of the photo
Starting the trek towards the back of the valley.. Gorgeous!
walking in the valley towards the back. wind swept snow patterns appeared on the ground.
Jamie making his way up the valley.
Jamie on one of the frozen lakes.. the Ice was quite thick which I was surprised at, thinking that it hasn't really been that cold out.
The valley was wide and sometimes we chose our own path.
At the end of the valley, starting to make our way upto the col. The south west facing slopes had less snow
Billy making his way up.
Scenic views of the ascent as we got higher.