Pine Needle Mountaineering March 27, 2017 Pine Needle Mountaineering March 27, 2017 Pine Needle Mountaineering this winter has been awesome! Camaraderie among Pine Needle employees is but one of the many characteristics we take pride in.Here are a few skiing highlights from this season: Sunrise on the approach to Engineer Mountain. Cold, dry, and perfect. Sultan, North Star. A sunrise on Molas Pass is always magical. Wide open turns after scratching down the Elevator Shaft. Textbook snow climbing conditions on Pigeon Peak. Pondering The Sultan's North Star path. Couloir hunting. Opening turns of a 3-mile 6,000 foot descent from the summit of Pigeon Peak. Corn hunting near Graysill Mountain. Ripping the Fourth of July apron on North Twilight. Starting 'em off young. Hope you wore your sunscreen boys. The path to glory sometimes involves a creek crossing. Exploring new terrain in the Weminuche Wilderness. Cruxing out on Engineer!! Don't fall, I guess. Lynx sighting! At the entrance to the extra long, extra slender Dead Squirrel Couloir. Deep powder on Parrot Peak.