Mike and I, just barely made a first outing in October this year on a very thin layer of very fluffy snow. You may have noticed that the title doesn't say "first ski". That's because that would have constituted gross overreach... Although there were a couple of turns involved the descent was 98%+ on the skins doing some form of impure Nordic skiing. In any case, it was great being out there, getting the gear out and getting into the skinning rhythm. With 29 F at the Collins base and less higher up it felt like winter. These October outings makes you feel like you are getting away with something like "stealing a winter day". In short: a fantastic first outing of the 2015/2016 season!
Here are the pictures (click to enlarge):
|A sprinkle on Superior with Moon on top...|
|...better view of the Moon over Superior|
|Mike's and my up-tracks...|
|Mike measuring a solid third of a pole handle!|
|Is Great Baldy Chute going to be ready for consumption|
before Alta opens for the season?