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Skiing Gunsight at Alta on July 21st

post #1 of 12
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I hiked to Gunsight yesterday. Still plenty of snow, well worth the hike despite the wrong turn that turned a <1 hour hike into a 2.5 hour hike (one way).









So nice to be back on snow.
post #2 of 12

I wondered where my phone went..........just kidding.:D

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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post

I wondered where my phone went..........just kidding.biggrin.gif
lolz. I tried to record myself in third person with it, but I got the angle a bit off so didn't get anything worth saving, and it was my last run so I didn't get another chance. Maybe next time.
post #4 of 12
Nice!
It looks steep for such a narrow snow field.
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Nice!
It looks steep for such a narrow snow field.
It is pretty steep, about as steep as an average double black (it's only rated single black because Alta doesn't use double black in their rating system).
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It is pretty steep, about as steep as an average double black (it's only rated single black because Alta doesn't use double black in their rating system).

We skied it years ago on my wife's first powder day--2 feet of fresh. After doing one run on an easy slope I tried to take her to High Greeley but wound up at the top of Gunsight. We were the first. (Good luck getting first tracks that late these days). Patrol had bombed the top and the first 20 feet or so were bare ice. As I gingerly made my way down the ice to the powder my wife shot by me, straightlined the chute and then, deciding the bowl below was too easy, cut left into the trees in the Eagle's Nest/High Nowhere area. Took me a couple of hours to find her. Nowadays her knees keep her confined to groomers. 

post #7 of 12

Nicely done.  Thanks for the reminder that people are still skiing.

post #8 of 12

Supreme(not the lift) dedication:cool

post #9 of 12

Very nice! I was looking at that patch of snow when Iwas drving up to hike in the Supreme area this past weekend. I amazed at how well Gunsight holds snow.

post #10 of 12
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I went back today. Four days made a pretty big difference. A few feet narrower, much more difficult to ski. Still a lot of fun. Probably going again Saturday and/or Sunday, I doubt it will last much longer than that. Then I guess I'll have to make the long hike to the snow field on Mount Timpanogos.


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Edited by Sh4d0w - 7/29/14 at 12:19pm
post #11 of 12
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I went back on July 27th. So much more had melted. What had been a nice long stretch a few days earlier was reduced to five jump turns.


Looking up from the bottom.

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Looking up from where I hiked to. The snow above this point was too narrow to ski so I stopped here.

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Looking down at those last few turns.

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Originally Posted by Sh4d0w View Post

I went back today. Four days made a pretty big difference. A few feet narrower, much more difficult to ski. Still a lot of fun. Probably going again Saturday and/or Sunday, I doubt it will last much longer than that. Then I guess I'll have to make the long hike to the snow field on Mount Timpanogos.


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Niiiice pivot slips you got goin there!

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