First, I would like to thank Dookey for making it all possible. I am not sure it was a COMPLETE back country trip because some was "inbounds" and since we hiked the whole thing, I will claim it as so.
I met up with Dookey at the top of Donner Pass and we decided to hike up to the top of Mt. Judah, the mountain that Sugarbowl is on. The hike consisted of bushwacking and bootpack but it was a good, bordering on tough hike for me since it was my first time.While we didn't see any wildlife, we did see some deer tracks.
We hiked all the way up to the "movie screens" (what are they exactly used for, we both wondered) , then a short hike across the cornice for a few turns down the backside towards Donner Lake.
After that short run, we hiked back up to the top then started to make our turns back down the face.
Dookey on the backside...
The hike back up from the backside:
Other than a few sections where we had to sidestep and trek (and one section above Poop Chute where we had to take our skis off), we were able to make a consistent turns all the way to the bottom.
Pics from the frontside on the way back...
Thanks Dookey for a great day!