Trip Report: Mt. Dana, CA – “Dana Couloir”

Trip Report:  Mt. Dana, CA – “Dana Couloir”
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The Dana Couloir of Mt. Dana, CA. image: snowbrainsYesterday, June 2nd 2020, Greggy and I skied the legendary “Dana Couloir” off 13,061′ Mt. Dana on the border of Yosemite National Park, California.

The “Dana Couloir” was given a 5-star rating in the Nate Greenberg & Dan Mingori’s eastside ski bible:  “Backcountry Skiing The Eastern Sierra.”

“Dana Couloir is the most popular descent off Mt. Dana and one of the classics lines of the area.  Though conditions vary, it is typically possible to ski directly off the summit and into this couloir.”

– Greenberg & Mingori via Backcountry Skiing The Eastern Sierra

We skied off the summit of 13,000′ Mt. Dana, but we did have to clumsily lumber our way down about 100′ of overgrown scree to connect the summit to the “Dana Couloir”. 

We linked the “Dana Couloir” to “Banana Chute&rd.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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