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Matterhorn Peak (May 13, 2004) : With Tim...Ski Dreams, Hot Springs, Digi-bone, to a rope swing

Matterhorn Peak (May 13, 2004)

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

With Tim...Ski Dreams, Hot Springs, Digi-bone, to a rope swing

Updated: Aug 20, 2012 6:25pm PST

Mt. Whitney Winter Ascent - Mountaineers Route (March 12, 2005) : Ascent up Mt. Whitney with Mingus.  March.  Skiied over 8000 ft...roundtrip was 8 hours.  Great weather, couldn't ask for much more.  Fisherman's Peak.

Update:  Wrote an article about this for the Adventure Sports Journal.  http://ykuwabara.blogspot.com/2011/10/16-18-whitney-low-function-var-scribd.html

Also, for avalanche areas in the Mt. Whitney basin  check out...
http://www.adventureplus.org/WhitneyAvalancheAvoidance04282006.pdf

Mt. Whitney Winter Ascent - Mountaine...

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

Ascent up Mt. Whitney with Mingus. March. Skiied over 8000 ft...roun ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2011 10:58am PST

Desolation Tour (Tallac, Dick's, Jack's, Cathedral Peak) w/Funk and Nick (Jan 19, 2008) : Went on a long tour up Tallac, up Dick's, up Jack's, and back up Cathedral Pk with Funk and Nick.  Snow wasn't that great... but had fun going on a long tour.

I got Kim a parking ticket, then she had to wait over an hour for me at the pick up... THANX KIMBO!!!

Desolation Tour (Tallac, Dick's, Jack...

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

Went on a long tour up Tallac, up Dick's, up Jack's, and back up Cathe ...

Updated: Jan 22, 2008 1:16am PST

Pear Lake Hut (Apr 15, 2006) - journal : Pear Lake hut in Sequia NP.  First visit for both (Nick and I) of us.  Totally blown away... unlike the Ostrander I definitely will return to this one.  

Had a blast skiing with the hut master, Evan... and laughing at Nick stying to ski sunburnt with a hangover.

Check out some panos from the trip...

http://telek.smugmug.com/gallery/1405896

And some movies

http://telek.smugmug.com/gallery/1449817

Pear Lake Hut (Apr 15, 2006) - journal

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

Pear Lake hut in Sequia NP. First visit for both (Nick and I) of us. ...

Updated: Sep 26, 2007 2:11pm PST

Sugarbowl to Squaw (Jan 12, 2005) - Journal : Hut to Hut trip from Sugarbowl to Squaw Valley

Sugarbowl to Squaw (Jan 12, 2005) - J...

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

Hut to Hut trip from Sugarbowl to Squaw Valley

Updated: Feb 14, 2007 3:43pm PST

Tallac w/Nick (Jan 13, 2007) : Bare bones.  Learned how to ski ON manzanitas.  Good views though, and considering our options, it was very worthwhile.  The snow was breakable crust on sugar snow...probably the hardest conditions to skin on.

Tallac w/Nick (Jan 13, 2007)

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

Bare bones. Learned how to ski ON manzanitas. Good views though, and ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2007 11:37am PST

Ostrander Hut Pre-Smitty Fest w/G-Funk (Dec 29-30th, 2006) : Ski trip out to Ostrander Hut with G-Funk.

I came straight from a week up in Tahoe...and Funk came in from O-H-I-O...and we went straight to the New Year's Party at the Bug.

Ostrander Hut Pre-Smitty Fest w/G-Fun...

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

Ski trip out to Ostrander Hut with G-Funk. I came straight from a wee ...

Updated: Jan 03, 2007 1:25pm PST

Shasta 2x (May 13, 2006)) - Journal : Solo-ed Shasta on the "Flower Moon"...left Berkeley at 7:30 pm, go to the trailhead at 12 am, started hiking at 12:30 am.  Summitted around 6:30.  Skiied really poopy snow down to Horse Camp, turned back around at 7:30 and summitted #2 around 1:30 pm...great corn on the second descent.  

Really stable snowpack, really hot day...ate 1/2 a foot long sandwich, 20 packets of PowerShot, and 170 oz. of water.  Stopped in Redding on the way back for a BBQ at Timmy's new pad.  

Had to do it 2x cuz I missed it last year...  Guessing I got 13'000 ft + of vert...

Shasta 2x (May 13, 2006)) - Journal

Yu Kuwabara (TeleK)

Solo-ed Shasta on the "Flower Moon"...left Berkeley at 7:30 pm, go to ...

Updated: Dec 05, 2006 2:47pm PST

Gran Paradiso 2003 :

Gran Paradiso 2003

Dick & Marre

Updated: Sep 26, 2006 12:33pm PST

Fryingpan Glacier July 2006 : July 15-16, 2006, with Scott and Doc. Repeat of last year's trip to Rainier to ski the Fryingpan Glacier.

Fryingpan Glacier July 2006

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July 15-16, 2006, with Scott and Doc. Repeat of last year's trip to Ra ...

Updated: Jul 17, 2006 10:13pm PST