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State of the Backcountry 2016: Iceland, Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra

There’s nothing like May in the mountains. The morning air is crisp, but by afternoon the growing intensity of a late spring sun can have you going from ski boots to flip-flops with ease. While the vast majority of ski resorts have closed, and many skiers and riders have put their skis and boards away for the season, May can bring some of the most enjoyable conditions of the season. Just look at California this past week- face shots in Tahoe, five-star corn on the Eastside, and it’s been dumping on Mt. Shasta.

Iceland

Picking up from the last State of the Backcountry report, the PNH Alaska season wrapped up in style, Tahoe continued to offer great skiing at the higher elevations, and it was time to head off to Iceland. This was the first trip for Ice Axe Expeditions to this Arctic island nation and it won’t be the last!

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