5/22 -5/24/09 Hillmans

Friday night I met up with Atruss, Rage and Cosmic at PNVC around 9pm.  90 mins later we were up at Hermit Lake under some really bright stars.  We found an empty shelter 3 and called it home.  And we really did make ourselves at home, so much so that the ranger asked us to “take up a little less room”.  Saturday started nice with sun and cool temps around 40degrees.  After a little breakfast we bushwacked up to the base of Hillmans Highway, and ascended the booter.  Hillmans still had alot of vert with only one place that required portage.

We topped out where the snow ended, geared up and went for a slide wishing we had a little warm up time.  The top was the only technical part being pretty narrow.


By the time we got to the bottom we were all a little more in tune with conditions.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/surf88/3561034013/

Unfortunately for me though I had to go. I had a project at home that needed my attention. So I had to leave at this point.  Yup thats Bamboo

I cant wait to see what the rest of the trip looked like for the other three.
Video:

http://www.vimeo.com/4876435