2011 backcountry stoke
Very stokalicious. :D Looks like you were in misery!
I was shooting video yesterday... don't know what I have yet but if I can turn it into something worthwhile I'll post up. Conditions were ridiculously challenging so I am not sure how it'll turn out.
Couple of weeks ago... my dog opted for running down my uptrack rather than wallow through the snow:
Light was ridiculously flat today, so pics aren't up to standard.
Skiing was well above standard, verging on epic.
Every turn a face shot today, with amazingly light snow:
Dave cleaning powder out of his ears. It ended up everywhere.
It was snowing with enthusiasm when we left, more tomorrow.
I took my first non lift assisted tour since last fall this morning. Just working the bugs out so I am ready when the lifts shut down. Skinned for a couple of hours on Cutler Ridge till the wind tried to blow me off & the light started going flat.
Pictures are scenic as this was a solo mission. The light wasn't great, so I didn't even get any signature track shots. The snow was perfect with a couple of inches of fresh over smooth corn, if you can imagine that.
Starting out on the groomed Nordic trail made for easy access & a good warm up.
Up through the Aspens
till I got above the scrub.
Skyline from the ridge.
Looking back after returning to the car.
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It's great to see what you guys and gals can accomplish. Keep em coming.
A 62 Y. O. newbie hucking in the Montana, or was it Idaho?, back country. My smile was as wide as anyone on the board
Did a unique, 5 day ski trip on the Idaho Montana border with my son that included some BC adventure
A TR in pictures
I hear you about hoping the weather will clear. It's been cold windy and rainy/snowy here all week. Which is just as well, I tweaked my knee last weekend at Alta, probably just as well I'm not out there making it work.
Thanks for the stoke, all - will post up when I'm back out there, hopefully next week.
Dragons tail looks classic!^
Nothing as ambitious for me, but my first tour since arriving in Tahoe on Sunday, brought some beautiful weather if not the greatest snow.
Caught up with a group on the approach, but they were taking a different route:
Over the ridge & into one of my favorite valleys:
My silent amphitheater:
& down toward the bottom: