With the Wasatch getting pounded during the week, we knew Saturday would be the day to hit Alta. Me, my buddy Ken, and fellow Barking Bear Vince F hit the slopes, with me on my new Watea 94's. My son had my good camera, so I was stuck with the cell phone for photos.
We did 3 laps on Ballroom, decent on top and sorta sticky lower down. Then off to Sugarloaf to try to time the gate drop into Devil's Castle. The patrol was setting off charges all morning, but the gate stayed closed all morning. We decided to hit High Rustler before lunch.
I keep getting wierd triple images when I use panoramic, but this ain't bad. Vince F on High Rustler - his first time there, and he rocked!
Ken and Vince a bit lower on High Rustler. In 2,000' vertical, we ran the gamut from firm powder-chalk-mashed taters-slop on this run.
After lunch we headed to Devil's Castle, well after the opening stampede unfortunately. We slide past several decent lines before dropping in below East Castle.
We dropped in above the big rock; I yard saled it right past the rock when I leaned too far back while hitting a rift.
Lots of folks hiking into Castle Apron - looks like work to me, but I saw some amazing runs out of there while we caught our breath at the bottom. We dropped out around 3:30 from fatigue. First time I've ever heard Ken ask "Geez, where is some corduroy!" We couldn't tell the difference between the packed slop and the unpacked slop near the bottom. Thanks to Vince F for hanging with us most of the day, and maybe next year, Tetonpwdrjunkie.