Stoneman Couloir, Mt Herman

I was up at Mt Baker working at the Mt Baker Splitfest for Backcountry Access, looking up at the untouched Stoneman Couloir on Mt Baker.  I even did a solo tour on Saturday to the access saddle, and was philosophically disappointed when I saw a pair of skiers ahead of me booting up to the summit.  So I was really perplexed when I returned to the parking lot and there still weren't tracks in the Stoneman.  Where had they gone?  Who cared!

I called the two guys I thought were most likely to drop everything and join me - Day and Truc.  Sure enough, Day arrived that evening in time for beers and Truc met us in Glacier in the morning.

Skiing the Stoneman Couloir was one the highlights of my winter.