Silver Peak Bowl
First TR, and first tour with anyone from here.
Shout out to MTNPavlas, who kindly invited me along in response to my post here.
As well as a big thanks to Dave and David.
We were able to get within 2.5mi of the PCT crossing from the forest service road. With a little digging and throttle, my Civic was able to make it past the one bad patch of snow before the parking zone. When we arrived around 7:30 there were approximately 6 cars already parked and vacated. From the cars, we had about 1 mi of skinnable service road, but eventually the snow ran out for the next mile. There were a few short sections of snow, but its probably easier to walk to the PCT junction, where the snow starts again. Pavlas lead us up a meandering path up to the bowl. Overall, the snow was pretty good and easy to climb, despite the constant drizzle. The climb was largely uneventful, with some of our quarantine fitness levels starting to show towards the top. We probably hit the ridge around 10:30 ( I only went up to the saddle, gotta work on the climbing fitness).
Unfortunately, we only did one run, in the name of time and trying to get out of the rain, but the snow was excellent and not grabby, so we couldn't ask for much more. After the main descent we stopped for a snack, then continued our way down to the road. The trail was getting significantly busier on our way down, including some crazy teenagers booting up in regular alpine gear. after skiing down what we could, we put skis on our backs and hiked down the dry road until we hit the last stretch of snow to take us back to the cars. we got back down by 1230. Overall a great day, despite the hiking and annoying weather.
No Useable photos unfortunately. my phone's lens was too wet, everything just ended up blurry