When it's noon and the mountains say snow and the wife says "Go" you go. Even if the Avy warning is at moderate and you have to go solo. Got to the "trail head" at 1 when spaces start opening in the parking lot. 20 feet of human powered vert got me up another 1200.
50 feet of vertical using my level 9 harring bone skilz gets me to the top.
Then it's all downhill. Past the warming shack, ammo dump and about a mile back to the bar.
4 inches of fresh powder on a firm 10 foot base. Except for the snow bridges over the creek. EEK!! And me being solo. I met a snowboarder a little further on who had back tracked after sliding in the trees and losing his partner. Tree well danger is a real deal. We skied to down the shack and had a text from his partner.
Looking back up to the warming shack. I met the nordic ski patrol doing a sweep and we chatted about the quality of snow and of life and about a mutual friend who had been a patroller and alpine ski guide and wonderful human being who's life was too short. We agreed to dedicate our last run of the day to his memory.
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Quality! Where is this network? Is is the one behind Summit?
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