Thursday, April 14, 2011

Deer Mountain and Inyo Craters - BC Skiing

Pano of Inyo Crater

Showing some leg!

At the top of Deer Mountain 
Last weekend Cary and I went up to the Mammoth area to do some back country skiing.  The first day we headed out to the Inyo Craters and to climb Deer Mountain.  We parked just off scenic drive and skinned up to the Craters.  It was relatively flat for the first 1.5 mile trek.  After viewing the craters we climbed Deer Mountian which is right next to the craters.  It wasn't a long or steep climb but it was good practice climbing with skins on and it offered incredible views from the top.  When we reached the top we realized there was 3 high points which made it hard to dicipher which one was the actual summit so we tagged all three:)

On our decent down it was slow going.  The snow wasn't in good condition, soft with a little bit of crust and there were lots of trees to avoid.  Nonetheless it was fun and challenging.

Total Mileage: 4.2
Start 10:00
End 3:30

Note:  The first mile was kind of boring since it was a relatively flat.  I prefer to be ascending or descending on skis.

Cary's photos

1 comment:

Holly Teetzel said...

Killer shot of you jumping, Todd. Beautiful scenery up there, too. Love the craters.