Posted by mt surf at 7:32 PM
Word is: Dr. J cut fresh grizzly tracks in Pebble Creek yesterday, there's a flock of turkeys living in Silver Gate (don't ask me how they elude the hungry fox population), three bison were poached in Park last week ($10,000 reward), and the Fin has yet to see a set of ski tracks this season...
And the skiing: conditions are currently very good.
Posted by mt surf at 9:49 PM
Yesterday was one of those days where everywhere I looked I was inspired (both photographically and for ski touring/ mountaineering) Lines, light, landscapes! ect. Typical in the high Beartooths!
Plans A and B were a no go, given the gale force winds and blowing snow/ avalanche hazard. But after a good look around (while retreating), I happend to spy this hidden little gem. Windward and protected, with boot-top styrofoam/ powder. :) It just goes to show that if you put in your time and REally have a good look around, you can almost always find something new (and safe) and interesting to ski.
Posted by mt surf at 8:01 PM
Mt. Republic, looking glorious today.
|red wine and white gas|
Town Hill is corn (the Fin was in), some folks dug an elaborate system of snow caves around the Yurt, we picked up an Aeropress (and 6" of snow last night), and there's been a series of tragic avalanches/ accidents around Cooke City this week (2 fatalities, heli evac out of Abundance today..)
Posted by mt surf at 8:24 PM
Back into the Beartooths! (photo of a Larry Mayer print above) Von is down from Alaska- with kit packed and ready for the alpine. As are Chris and Sara!- over from Idaho- skiing deep powder no doubt. Hog roast planned for later in the week. There are also plans to go ice fishing with Shannon and Sky.
(open invite there. leaning toward Kersey or Round.. and Nordic skiing. and fish tacos :) And Oscar will be down on spring break. Who knows what he has up his sleeve!
photos from yesterday and today.
Posted by mt surf at 11:26 PM