Castle Peak is known to be one of the “gnarly” backcountry zones of Lake Tahoe. Its a 30-45 minute snowmobile ride just to get to the “zone” – IF – someone has already blazed a trail through the fresh snow. This morning I went with someone well rounded in this area and he was blazing the first rail out to the zone from the trailhead by 8am. I’ve lived in the area for 4 years and this was my first time being back here.
Lucky for me, I have just enough skills on my snowmobile to ride with all my snowboarding gear & camera gear on my back. I felt like every previous snowmobile adventure was practice for this moment. 2 feet of fresh snow, steep hills and camera gear. Talk about being in the right place at the right time? Here are some photos, two of the photos I did not take…because I’m the subject riding.