Kendall Peak touring, February 2013
Iím not sure what took me so long, but considering itís only about an hours drive from town and with an easy approach starting from the Summit West parking lot, Kendall Peak is obvious low hanging fruit for the greater Seattle backcountry ski touring community. Whether itís the steeps, open bowls and faces or couloirs youíre after, Kendall has it all. Making the most of a 3-day weekend in February, Franklin and I toured the peakís West Flank only to return a couple days later with Eli and Justin to shred the Left Twin Couloir which somehow eluded us the first time. Highlights include skiing off the summit via the summit gully and West Flank, and an exhilarating descent from Kendall Ridge down to Gold Creek.
Kendall Peak - West Flank/Gully
Kendall Ridge - Left Twin Couloir