may - 2017
little lakes valley, ca
the little lakes valley hangs high in the east side of the sierra, between the towns of bishop and mammoth. home to a spectacular collection of mountains and alpine lakes, with easy access via a 9,000’ trailhead, it was the destination for a spring excursion in the spectacular season of 2017. with a historic winter’s snowpack, we set out for 3 days of snow camping, mountaineering, and skiing culminating in an ascent and ski of 13600’ mt. dade via the hourglass couloir.