Peak(s):  Clinton Pk  -  13,857 feet
Post Date:  07/18/2010
Date Climbed:   07/17/2010
Posted By:  weissea

 Looking for snow   

I went up to the Montgomery Reservoir area looking for a nice strip of snow to ski. I thought the North face of Democrat would be my best bet, but as I hiked up the Wheeler Mountain jeep trail I saw a nice long line off the South side of Clinton's East ridge (is there a name for this couloir?). The snow was super firm a few inches under the wet surface and made for a safe climb and a nice July ski descent. I bet the snow remains for another month at least.

the descent


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  • Comments or Questions

ya, not bad     07/20/2010 19:42
and thanks for noticing me under your line. kept it safe and smart.


hi     07/20/2010 13:06
weissea, i'm the one who skied down right before you. not too bad for late july huh?


route name     07/18/2010 20:45
Just read seekanddestroy99‘s TR and learned that the line is named either the Lewinskey Slot or Monica‘s Descent. Love the names. Cigars, ha!

Jesse Peterson

nice     07/18/2010 23:12
nice line-- we skied this a few weeks ago from the sub-peak of clinton down to the lake. that area holds a LOT of snow, even on dry years. were our tracks still there?


tracks     07/19/2010 19:12
there were 3 sets of tracks that i could see.


Great line     07/26/2010 22:24
I was with seekanddestroy99 skiing the Lewinsky Slot. We skied the bowl as well. Great day.

Got some POV of clinton too.

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