West Palisades High Tour, 16-20 April

SP Parker and I immediately turned around from the Mammoth-Tioga Ski Tour to join Eric Owen and three clients on the West Palisades High Tour, which runs from South Lake to Taboose Pass. Another photo essay.

Statistics: South Lake to Taboose Pass Trailhead via Bishop Pass, Thunderbolt Col, Potluck Pass, Chimney Pass, Mather Pass and Taboose Pass. Detour ski into Veneecher Needle North Bowl. 32 miles, 8470 feet elevation gained, 12480 feet elevation descended. Maximum slope angle 35+ degrees (on Potluck and Chimney Passes).