Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home sweet Idaho

With the avalanche situation in Utah being what it is and the storms that are in part responsible for creating that situation having also dropped significant amounts of snow in Idaho, for one of the few times, I was glad to be skiing in Idaho rather than in Utah. The other great thing about skiing in Idaho was the chance to spend a day with my good friends Bob, Brad, and Chago. The four of us headed to More's Creek Summit to enjoy a nice backcountry tour.

The new snow was about knee deep, except to Bob, whose knees come up to my hips. Which meant trail breaking was hard work and slow.

After about three hours of climbing, we made it to the top and were rewarded with some fresh tracks. Here's Bob threading the needle through a couple of trees.

Chago looking smooth.

Brad used to be a competitive bump skier back in the day. He looks good in the pow too, no?

Can you see the grin on Bob's face? Thought so.

The view from the top.

Chago did a nice writeup on the snow and avy conditions today--you can read it here.