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Folger Peak, July 28, 2017

When I skied Hiram Peak/Highland Lakes a week earlier I noticed that the backside of Folger Peak was holding a lot of snow. When I returned with Spence and Penny we decided to explore these lines.

Penny following Spence on our first run of the day.
Spence and Penny

Penny and Stev nearing the bottom of our first run of the day.
Penny and Stev

Stev bootpacking up on the approach.
Stev

When we reached the top ridge we had a panoramic view of the frontside of Folger Peak.
Folger Peak

Spence heading toward the bottom of our second run.
Spence

Spence skiing below Penny's pawpack tracks.
Spence

Spence skiing below one of the many waterfalls on the backside of Folger Peak.
Spence

We continued to find more snow patches and waterfalls.

Spence skiing with Hiram Peak in the background.
Spence

Penny leads the way for Stev on another run.
Penny and Stev

Stev enjoying more smooth corn snow.
Stev
Stev

Spences showing how to summer ski similar to Ski Magazine's technique section.
Spence, Spence, and Spence

Spence shadowskiing above Lower Highland Lake.
Spence

Stev bootpacking and Penny pawpacking up for another run.
Stev and Penny

Penny watching Spence weaving down toward Lower Highland Lake.
Penny and Spence

Stev and Penny.
Stev and Penny

Penny following Stev on another run.
Penny and Stev

Spence spraying corn snow.
Spence

Spence skiing above Lower Highland Lake.
Spence

Stev getting ready to thread the needle.
Stev

Spence following Spence down some rollers.
Spence and Spence

Spence and Spence skiing in and out of the shadows.
Spence and Spence

Stev and Penny taking one more run with Highland Lakes and Hiram Peak in the background.
Stev and Penny

We skied on seven different patches. The Highland Lakes area still has a lot to offer.

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