So I was trying to find some beta on the Eastside for our low tide conditions, but found very little. So I decided to go find out for myself. Ever since seeing Brooks Goodnight's p.o.v. of the Incredible Hulk Couloir ( http://vimeo.com/9370345
), I was hooked. So myself and 4 friends made the short trek from Tahoe.
To be blunt, it is VERY low tide down there right now, even more so than Tahoe. I have been down a few times in the previous 2 seasons, so I know what it can look like. But, who cares... its still mountain exploration in a beautiful setting. My main piece of advice here is to find the summer trail. This is very important and will save you tons of bushwhacking, don't ask me how we know this. And I'll just cut to the chase with the pics...
The easy part of the approach, very dry... Here's Mount Walt in the background. The Hulk is on the backside from this view.
After hours of bushwhacking, we reached very thin skinning. But hey, its still skinning. As you can see, Victoria and Hunewill Peaks are boney.
Our intrepid group of explorers, stoked to be in the presence of the Hulk!
These slopes are holding a bit of corn snow.
So overall it was a great trip, but minimal skiing. So if your looking for coverage, stay in Tahoe. If your looking for an adventure, have at it!