|The Lick lake couloir in spring 2012. The Maola face is a more|
exposed line that I skied a few years ago in memory of my grandmother.
|Closing in on Ptarmigan.|
|Leah, dwarfed by the Lick lake couloir.|
|Leah and Ted on the way out to the Swan crest, looking back at the couloir,|
and feeling the vast wildness of the Bob Marshall wilderness.
|Leah skiing down to the sea of clouds.|
|Ted skiing down to the sea of clouds.|
|Back at the road after surviving the bushwack unscathed.|
With stable snow, this is a great tour. I still think that the Lick lake couloir from Ptarmigan mountain is one of the best ski lines around Missoula. The road approach could be eliminated with a snowmobile. It was great getting out with Ted, and I was glad that we were able to venture into his beloved Bob Marshall Wilderness.