The cough worsened, so I took a few days off. I am getting a little worried about my goal, I had plans to have 10 days done by the end of November and now I only have 3. I still have a long season ahead I just had hopes of a strong start.
Anyhow today we ventured north up above the Revelstoke Dam, We had plans to go deep into the Selkirks via logging roads. But since John and Mike were an hour late we had to go to plan C.
Plan Cariboo Ridge. Very early to be touring from 2500 ft but somehow it wasn’t as much of a bushwack as I had anticipated. A huge fire brunt through here 50 years ago leaving 3500 foot runs of open uninterrupted powder. I rarely ski here and whenever I do I tell myself I should visit here more often. decent turns were had by all.
Not much else to say really. 5500 ft of touring with a 1000 ft of not great skiing.
these photos sure are small…… oops
Yesterday we ventured up to Avalanche Crest in Rogers Pass. Its one of the best top to bottom runs in the pass, 3300-3500 feet straight down to the road. Poor visibility due to the endless snowfall but we had two runs in Uto Bowl which were fantastic and then the Avalanche shot to finish it off. The picture here shows how endless the line is. The powder was deep and light, but my batteries were dead so I did not get any shots.
Today I did my third ten thousand foot day. My cough is getting worse but I had to go out and log a 10 000 footer. So I toured up ol’ Mackensie and lapped some great runs. Nothing dramatic just athletic.
Did cross paths with some mule deer though. I saw their tracks all day and then skied into them. The stag was very regal in the snowfall, large rack and a confident stance. I missed the shot since my bag was in between us and by the time I got to it the stag and his does were gone. I must learn to carry my camera with me at all times….
Well 97 days to go.
Good weather coming hopefully I will get some great pictures.
Rogers Pass Rewarding First day in the pass and immediately I knew I would be skiing some real selkirk powder. Ten of us toured up Grizzly shoulder, breaking trail through 40 cms of fresh snow. From there we went up to Little Sifton, and summitted the 9100 foot peak. great turns were had in the alpine but we knew the best snow lay below tree line.
Steep and deep, hero skiing. We skied one lap into Grizzly bowl and toured back up our skin track to ski Puff Daddy home. Great day for all of us, Frank’s second day of the season and he toured as much as his largest day last year. Imagine what he will get up to this year. 6500 ft of fantastic skiing, well a few hundred feet of alder bashing but pretty amazing for Nov 18.