Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hidden Gems in the Backyard

I was finally able to get out with the Provo Bros this weekend. We went off the beaten path and had a look at a spot really close to Salt Lake. Luckily, we found a pretty stable snowpack in the isolated couloir we eventually chose, but after hearing about some of the intense situations that developed this weekend I feel pretty fortunate that everything went well.

First trip out with the new Voile Light Rail bindings, full report coming soon

Even young Jedi lose their balance sometimes... haha

Couloir #5, next time

We moved up slope to Couloir #1

I got my board waxed here on the drive up. Not.

We found a pretty consolidated snowpack

Although there was a weak layer around 18" deep producing relatively non-planar shears we felt it was a go

Down deep the pack seemed to be healing well

Up we go

Working our way up one by one, stopping in "safe spots" to regroup

Gotta say, this was a pretty sick run

Here's Ian, getting SOME!!

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