We arrived at Twin Lakes late on Friday night. Twin lakes are located at the bases of Winchester Mt. and Mount Larrabee, which can be accessed from the Mt. Baker Hwy, road number 3056. The lakes are about 1.5 miles south of the Canadian boarder.
The weather reports called for rain, but as I pulled myself out of my tent around 7:30 a.m., I could see that the clouds were starting to break.
Jasper put his skins on and I strapped my skis to my backpack. The sun was slowly coming up and it was looking like a perfect morning.
Within the first mile we both had to stop and strip off layers. We followed the untracked path up the switchbacks, sometimes loosing the path but without worries, continued creating our own.
Jasper was quite a bit quicker than me with his skins. As he slid across the tops of the snow, I sank up to my thighs with almost every step.After what I think was about 1500 vertical feet of climbing, I came around a bend to see Jasper skiing down to me. He had gotten ahead and was concerned about an exposed face that was around the next corner.
We stopped and ate lunch. With the temperatures warming up, the snow was getting pretty soft which can be dangerous. Without beacons and proper avalanche equipment we decided it was time to ski down.