weekends start on friday so on friday we skied in the middle of the day for a couple hour inbounds, in driving snow storm that didnt seem to be doing much for snow accumalation. It was dust on crust but photographed well. well at least if you have Photographer that should be a pro skiing with you.
Me skiing Bear Hill Trees at the bird
On saturday with no set plans I figured the snow that fell on friday would create some good conditions somewhere. that somewhere was not going to be inbounds though. If you want smooth steep snow you quite often have to work for it, and work we did.
day started of skinning up flagstaff
Quickly turned to hiking because with out ski crampon the snow became impossible to skin for everyone on S7 which was 4 out of 6 party.
Amanda provides extra motivation for Erik to go up the hill
funny story about Amanda. I have know her for years from the "internets" and just happen to see her at the trail head. We recognized each other and ended up hiking up together.
I'm stoked to be up Flagstaff after roughly 2000 vertical feet of hiking
Amanda tops out second
First the views are great bunch of scenic shots
American Fork Twins, Red Baldy and Gad valley of Snowbird
Superior Might be a project tomorrow
albion basin Alta
Collin, P-gulch and gad valley
Oh yeah 2000 vertical feet of soft snow that was inbetween Corn and powder wasnt bad either.
Erik Cruising down Flagstaff
The ever elusive Bushwacker tracks
we smartly aviod the gully to looker right, another party set a wet slide off right down it while we were skiing. I guess that touring in wasangles.
me at the bottom loving the corn snow
Good thing the Altard dont know what they are missing
My face pretty much say how much fun this is
after some lunch at General Gritz I convince Erik we can ski powder somewhere in the canyon. this time we would cheat and use the tram for most of the way up but not all the way. skin deploy!
We then traverse to boundary bowl
Boundary Bowl was an appetizer for Scotty's Bowl
the main course is here on HD video(at 12 second there was a chunk of snow underneath the powder I couldnt see)
erik hiking out of the last BC run of the day Scotty's Bowl
well that was saturday, sunday to come next.....
Edited by BushwackerinPA - 4/26/10 at 3:47pm