How’s the last thousands of feet feeling?
Well amazing since each descent is fantastic. but probable around 8 expletives per thousand feet up. Words that I will not write here keep escaping my mouth as I dig deep to head up that next pitch. The psych is great but its been a super long and huge hike, one that I want to be desperately done but also would like to go on indefinitely.
The turns today were so great. As a group we headed up to Avalanche crest, and lapped some shorter runs but then set up for the 3500 foot drop off avalanche. Dave, Joey, Shannon, Kirsten and Tommy. Tommy is up from Salt lake to help and document the last stretch of this mission and ideally to get some great turns in along the way.Today it was amazing. Easily 60 cm of light fluffy powder, which blew up and into your face on every turn.
We ripped down to the bottom and I convinced Dave and Joey to head back up for a repeat in the dark. At 5.30 we were back on the top and pointing our skis down and into the dark. Ultra headlamp on and we were off shredding to the valley floor.
9 grand today and 18 to go….
Photos courtesy of Tommy Chandler from Backcountry.com