I'd been watching the snow pile up on the Banner Summit SNOTEL site for the last couple of weeks, and after Friday's 8" dump I was ready to give it a go. Tamara and I met up with John, in Banks, and negotiated the elk filled roads to Banner Summit.
It was a little after 9AM when we pulled into the un-plowed wide spot on Highway 21 and started to unload. After carefully stashing a couple of special post ski beers in the snow between the car and 7 foot wall of snow that marked the road edge, we were off!
|Tamara cruising up|
|This section was begging to be skied|
As we progressed up, we made a few stops to strip layers, drink and chat. Before we knew it, the summit was in sight.
|John nearing the summit|
|Tamara on top (J. Platt photo)|
|Summit Splattski sans Splattski|
Splattski's Trip Report