I have, as all other lovers of the powder, have been anxiously waiting for the first snow fall of the season. This day came a few weeks ago in the form of 30″+ of snow in the upper elevations. Woo hoo, GAME ON…..or so I thought. Work called and I was stuck in the scenery of an office building. No bueno! My brother helped rub it in on a phone call at lunch “My poles are disappearing!” he said while lapping “bottomless” powder. Really…? I don’t even like money, why am I working!
Fast forward 2 weeks and winter is back! This time I made sure I was prepared. Snow stations we claiming 9ish inches of new on top of a small base left from before. Not the killer storm we had, but with 2″ of water in the rain bucket I knew there had to be a more than what the stations were telling.
My brother Chase and I grabbed our gear and headed to the high terrain…
After gaining a ridge the above view is what we were greeted with. My snow dreams have been answered! Un-touched lines EVERYWHERE!!!
Let the powder fly….
We did a lap and then the sun came out!
We made a final lap up and rode a long tree run we had seen on the way in. What a first day! Thank you snow gods!! This was a day that reminded me why I travel under leg power and not lift power 🙂