The Incredible Hulk – An Eastern Sierra Classic

“Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”

-The Incredible Hulk

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Despite a questionable weather forecast we were dealt another gorgeous day to explore in the Eastern Sierra. Our objective was the iconic rock and set of couloirs framing it, The Incredible Hulk. The Hulk is a well-known and popular destination for summer hiking and challenging rock climbing. In the winter the couloirs running right and left from the behemoth of stone draw skiers up Little Slide Canyon to ski these aesthetic lines of sheltered snow. We found some great chalky powder up in the couloir and some warm sunny corn on the way out. Another great day in the Sierra!

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The approach
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While some of our gear got a little wet; by and large, the creek crossing went smoothly 🙂
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The Incredible Hulk, coming into view on the left, and Kettle Peak above and to the right

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Zack and Dave with The Hulk’s Left Couloir visible above
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Kettle Peak’s East Couloir

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Zack and Dave approaching The Hulk’s Right Couloir

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Kettle Peak

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Zack and Bernard
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Topping out on the Right Couloir

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Everyone tucked in for the transition
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…don’t drop any gear…
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Zack looks down the lower section
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Bernard in The Incredible Hulk

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Dave, our resident ski model, making it look easy

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Zack and The Hulk
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Harvesting corn on the exit ski
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…back to the trucks!
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The Incredible Hulk.

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  1. Really nice writing on this post Ben! I feel myself there….though looking at photos (gorgeous) I would be way over my head. ❤mom

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  2. Your photos are always great, this one looked seriously steep!

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