Mt.Niceness-Danny Walton and Zach Crist – Boulder Mountains,ID

Spring Peak Skiing in the Boulder Mountains-Idaho

This past weekend Zach Crist and I went out to ski some peaks in our backyard of Idaho. First, was Galena Peak 11,153 ft in the Boulder Mountains. The wind was howling and the temps never warmed up as forecasted. We did get corn skiing a couple thousand feet lower down. Galena Peak is a nice 4500 foot climb and ski. The Galena area offers endless touring options up and down the pass.

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Zach on the Galena Summit Ridge
Zach on the Galena Summit Ridge

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the joys of spring skiing!
the joys of spring skiing!
views from Galena Peak
views from Galena Peak
Zach and our friend Caleb Baukol on the wind summit.
Zach and our friend Caleb Baukol on the wind summit.

 The next day we did the classic Silver Tour. This tour starts at the top of the Galena summit and traverses south pass Titus peak to Silver Peak 11,112 ft. At the trail head we ran into our friends Joe St. Onge and Kyle Coshow from Sun Valley Trekking who were heading the same way . The day proved to be one of those perfect spring days that we all crave. We had a blast harvesting the spring corn and ripping turns in such beautiful area.

Danny Walton
Danny Walton

 

 

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Silver Peak Summit
Silver Peak Summit

 

perfect corn skiing!
perfect corn skiing!
refreshing river crossing before beers and flip flops...love spring!
refreshing river crossing before beers and flip flops...love spring!

 Cheers,

Danny Walton

K2 Backside Team