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Backcountry skiing photos from Bean Creek basin, North Fork Teanaway River
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This is a gallery of images which appeared on the Turns All Year home page in the past. Thumbnail images on this page can be clicked to view the full-sized photos, and lead into a slide show sequence for the gallery. The photos are from a backcountry skiing trip to Bean Creek basin, in the North Fork Teanaway River drainage of the Wenatchee National Forest. Surrounded by Earl Peak, Bean Peak, Bill Peak and connecting ridges, Bean Creek basin offers numerous backcountry skiing runs and beautiful scenery.
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from May 26, 2003:
Bean Creek basin, North Fork Teanaway, Washington, May 9, 2003
Avalanche tongue in Bean Creek
Avalanche tongue
in Bean Creek
Ponderosa Pine near Bean Creek
Ponderosa Pine
Bean Creek basin
Bean Creek basin
Booting up near Earl Peak
Booting up
NW ridge of Earl Peak
NW ridge of Earl Peak
Tom and Earl Peak
Tom and Earl Peak
Charles on S slope, Bean Creek basin, North Fork Teanaway River
Charles on S slope
Charles on S slope, Bean Creek basin, North Fork Teanaway River
Charles on S slope
Tom on S slope, Bean Creek basin, North Fork Teanaway River
Tom on S slope
Skinning toward Bean Peak
Skinning toward Bean Peak
Skinning toward Bill Peak, with Earl Peak
Skinning toward Bill Peak,
with Earl Peak
Booting up Little Bill Peak, with Earl Peak
Booting up Little Bill Peak,
with Earl Peak
Tom on Little Bill N run, North Fork Teanaway River
Tom on Little Bill N run
Tom on Little Bill N run, North Fork Teanaway River
Tom on Little Bill N run
Tom in the trees, Bean Creek, North Fork Teanaway River
Tom in the trees


Photos by Tom Moate and Charles Eldridge

Associated trip report: Conditions seemed similar to those reported for last week - not much change due to the cool weather. The main Teanaway road is still substantially blocked about 1 mile above the Beverly Creek spur road. On the trail, avalanche debris still largely bridging Bean Creek, continuous (barely) snow starting about 4400', nice corn everywhere. Mostly cloudy, so the smooth, frozen snowpack was just starting to soften when Tom and I arrived at the base of Earl's west face. We decided to climb first to the bump on the ridge between Bean and Earl and do a south-facing run. Nice but quite firm on upper steep section, then perfect spring snow down to the creek; totally stable, but uncontrolled slides were a concern. At lunch we checked out the snowpack profile at about 5200': about 3" solidly frozen, then 1" crumbly large grains over a substantial ice layer, then 3" crumbly large grains over a well consolidated base. We opted not to try Earl's west face because it seemed it might be too firm for the steepness, and instead skinned up the valley toward Bill. Heavy showers which had been just to the south for several hours finally arrived, and we stopped about 300' short of Bill's summit due to low visibility. Started skiing down, and of course the visibility started to improve, so we decided to boot up to the top of "Little Bill" (~1/4 mile south of Bill). Great views of the local peaks and a very stormy looking Stuart Range. Had a nice run back down into the basin on the 1/2" of new, through some tree bands and onto the main uptrack.
Charles

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