Saturday, May 9, 2015

Abineau Canyon Backcountry Skiing, AZ

May 6, 2015

Paul and I skied the Crossfire Chutes in Abineau Canyon on the north side of Humphreys Peak on Wednesday this past week. I just finished my first year of my PhD and Paul just submitted his thesis, so we decided to celebrate. The conditions in Abineau Canyon were quite good. We hiked on bare ground until we reached the base of the avalanche chutes, where the snow coverage was great. From there we climbed up the edges of Crossfire Chutes up to the summit ridge. Spring corn snow was developing just in time for us to ski down in great conditions. A quick 5 hour trip.