Thursday, October 28, 2010

Utah pow season opener....

Just like that, another sure to be classic winter in the Wasatch has begun. And boy did it start off nicely. All it took was one storm cycle to put down a blanket of snow so deep that it allowed us to go wherever we chose. Jim Harris and I chose to ski the north chute off the summit of mount superior for our first run of the 2010/11 season.

^ Like most of my favorite runs in utah, this one began with a steep skin track.

^ the skin track ended on the summit of Mt. Superior. I wasn't anticipating skiing off any big peaks in october, but when nature calls, one must go.

^ The last of the storm makes its way up and out of little cottonwood canyon.

^ Jim happily makes the first turns of the year down this wasatch classic

^ Cardiac Bowl on Oct 27. shhhhwiiiing!

^ nice little playground for the day

^ A skier on High Ivory smokes a fat bowl of wasatch ice

and for some HD video documentation....

Friday, October 22, 2010

Full moon summit push...

Headed up to Mt Timpanogos with some buddies to hit the summit under the full moon. It was certainly beautiful to be hiking such a rugged peak at night with no need for a head lamp. It was a great hike to get the legs tuned up for the winter, at 14 miles round trip and 10,000 feet of elevation change.

the colors were still going off

enjoying the end of the sunset before heading for the top

Surreal views looking down over the valley and the rest of the wasatch range.

Time for the 6 mile trek back to the parking lot.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rocky Mountain High

I took a quick 3 day road trip to Crested Butte Colorado over the weekend for some biking and fishing and other activities. We checked out some amazing places. Looking forward to returning with more time to explore. The place is sick.

^ The Butte was highly crested

^that colorado rocky mountain high

^ A journey into the land before time

Trout fishing in Jurassic Park