This trip report for our Alpine Lakes “2nd full day of Summer” tour, actually began the evening before up on Silver Peak. An evening solstice ski took place June 21st up on Silver Peak with apx 20 snow riders joining the fun. The pic to the left is the first sunset of Summer, it was truly amazing, (look for the time lapse in the beginning of the video that Carl Simpson captured from Silver Peak’s Cirque).

The following morning, Carl Simpson, Jeff Rich, Zack Jessel, Silas Wild, Eric Roose and Jim Dockery all met me in the Hyak parking lot to begin our first Summer tour of the year, right here in the front yard (and most likely one of the last of the year at the lower elevations). This was an epic day with some awesome friends, one I will never forget… It’s captured in the video below, I tried to get this video down to 5 minutes or so, but failed having so many memories from one day. Check play to start your day, get pumped, then join us at Mt. Rainier’s Sunrise for a little fresh snow this Friday!

Below – The gang waiting for Silas and Eric to drop from peak 5606′ for the Lake Lillian pond skim. Yeah that’s right, the lake is still covered with snow!?!


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