OK, I'm finally going to pipe up here after lurking about this thread for a while. I booked my trip a few months ago for exactly these days. I'm arriving with 3 friends on Jan. 19th at 1:30pm. We'll be staying at the 49er Inn in town (so we can walk/stumble to Bubba's). We leave on the 26th.
One day after we arrive, we have a second group of 4 guys coming to meet us. I know (or work with) most of these guys but haven't actually skied with anyone except my usual ski buddy, Steve. So that makes 8 of us.
Steve and I will be "geared up"
and ready for almost
anything (Steve more than me because I'm a fat slob and more out of shape than ever right now). We'll probably have our beacons and shovels most days (just because we have 'em) but really have no serious intentions of going o/b or doing anything nutty.
I hesitated to say anything till now because although I'd love to hook up for a day or more with you guys, I don't know the dynamics or plans of the guys I'll be with yet. I have a regular bunch of guys I usually ski with but most bailed out this year so I rounded up some new faces (one guy has never skied the west). So I'll probably spend most of my time chasing or herding them around and using Bob's Secret Guide to Skiing JH!.
We'll also be heading to Targhee for at least one day, maybe two, so JH may only see us for 4 out of 6. But I'd like to try to hook up for a least a day. Steve, I'm sure, will come along with me as well.
So, I'll try to keep up with your itinerary if that works for y'all.