April 13 - 17What: Wilderness First Responder Course
Where: Incline Village, NV
Why: Provide basic trauma and medical care away from EMS
April 18, 19What: Backcountry skiing.
Where: Depending on conditions, looking at Virginia Lakes area (Dunderberg Peak) or Basin Mountain and Mount Locke, (Wahoo Gully) or Mount Tom, (Elderberry Canyon)
Why: Sample some spring corn on some of the US Highway 395 roadside giants.
April 30 - May 3What: Sierra Spring Ski Tour
Where: Perhaps North Lake, Piute Pass, Alpine Col, Lamarck Pass--we'll keep our options open, based on conditions, time available and attitude.
Why: More extended ski mountaineering trip under spring conditions.
Mid-late May:What: Easy trd rock climbing
Where: Tahquitz rock...several easy moderates...like Left Ski Track, Northeast Face, Angels Fright, Jensen's Jaunt, The Uneventful, Fingertrip
Why: Get some low stress trad mileage
Plus, as my work schedule slows down a bit, I plan to start getting to the climbing gym, and once I am limbered up, I plan to take a few private lessons from a coach.