Current Wasatch Conditions? Good Climbing, Bad Skiing
This weekend we hit the North Ridge of the Pfeifferhorn: a Wasatch classic (the sunlit route in the middle-left of the photo). Additional photos at Mountainalbum.com.
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A few of the Backcountry.com team athletes and blog contributors recently headed to Antarctica for a ski and snowboard expedition. Unfortunately, many of them never made it - the cruise ship from Argentina broke down and the original trip was canceled. However, a few hardcores persevered and found another boat to make the trip happen.
Finally, the snow has arrived! Here in Wyoming I have been watching my friend, Steve Romeo getting out and making the best of the early season at TetonAT. Well, our season has started and the early birds get the worm.
Kevin looking into B-Couloir and getting ready to drop a sick early season line:
Kevin getting his second turns of the season. His first were on Bear Butte, South Dakota:
Big Al from Chadron, Nebraska (originally a UT boy) gets 'er done:
Finally, booting back out of French Spy Bowl on Togwotee Pass:It was a great first day of the season! The waiting and anticipation for snowsliding is finally over. Now, we wait for those first face shots, gnarly lines, and many good times to be had this season. Game ON!
Blogger after blogger on this site shows you the craziest adventures in the coolest places around, myself included. But is it time to actually get out and do these things yourself? One of the reasons I post here is to inspire more folks to get out and enjoy these amazing persuits; I mean if we all did these things this world would be a way better place!
Most of the other contributors on this blog have the good fortune of living in such splendid locales as, well, anywhere in the Western half of the US. Mountains, good snow, mountains, and well, mountains are the supreme benefit of this. For some of us however, we must make use of the (comparatively sized) molehills on the other half of the nifty fifty. Now, these hills are nothing to scoff at; Mt Washington can pack a punch when the breeze is blowing – aka always, and Tuckerman’s ravine offers up some superb spring skiing.
I woke up this morning at the base of the Wasatch, looked out the window, and had a rush of excitement. A good dense layer of snow covered the upper elevation of the Wasatch Mountains, and the next wave is coming tonight. Here's some of last season's photos to charge some stoke for this winter. YES, YES, YES!!! Pray for snow!
Less than a month ago several of us decided to take a trip up to Ketchum, ID to get in a long weekend of mountain biking in beautiful Indian Summer weather before the late fall blew in and the weather turned.