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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Velocity Basin

While on the top of Corkscrew Pass we saw this north facing basin which still had a lot of snow. The next day I found a jeep trail that went there but at the time it was too windy to get any reflections in the small lake. The next morning just before sunrise the lake was calm and made an interesting reflection. In the snow at the top of the upper photo you could see tracks in the snow. Later we found out that the basin is called Velocity Basin and in the spring was used as an extreme ski area. It would be extreme to me to hike up to the peak carrying your skis then to ski the almost vertical slope. Just hiking through the snow to the top when you are starting at well over 10,000 feet would be a challenge.    

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