Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Saturday I met Daren, Aaron, Tim, and Tanner with the objective of skiing the Coalpit Headwall. It’s a line clearly visible from the highway. It is much easier, however, to see it than to get to it. The difficulty in getting to it turned out to be the best thing about the tour, as what we saw in our 14 miles of touring was among the most spectacular scenery in the Wasatch. Hogum Fork in particular is, well, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.


  1. Nice! Wish I could have been there.

  2. Fun! But could post some logistical info, like how you got back to the vehicle, or did you do one of those fancy pre-arranged drop-offs before hand? Did you do that fancy pre-arranged drop-off the day of or night before? Could you tell us how long it took you, and the vertical (in meters) per hour? What did you eat the day of? The night before? How much liquid did this adventure require?

    Figured you had nothing better than to answer my silly (yet interesting) questions. (Is it obvious that I'm avoiding something right now?)

  3. Rabid: We dropped a vehicle near the bottom of Coalpit and drove it back to White Pine trailhead to get the other vehicles after the tour ended. We were out for just over eight hours from start to finish. In that time we ascended ~2000vertical meters and descended ~300 more than we ascended. I had a bowl of granola and some coffee for breakfast, and during the tour I ate one Salted Nut Roll, one Kit Kat bar, and one Butterfinger Crisp bar. I drank about a liter of water and a half liter of chai.