1) You get to spend a day where its winter
2) You get a workout to prep for the "real season"
3) There is so little snow the avalanche risk is not all that high
4) Whatever turns you get are all stolen turns!
One might ad that since the worst day in the BC beats the best day in the valley, why on earth would one not get out! So we got out. This was a tour under the Wasatch Mountain Club a fantastic organisation out of Salt Lake. We went to Alta (my last week's tour was a recon for this week's) up the summer road to the Pass and on to the slopes under the Rocky Point to Point Supreme ridge line. A fair amount of the snow was wind jacked and there were almost no first lines available but this is one of my only tours so far this season where I didn't hit a single rock!
Here are the pictures (click to enlarge):
|This is an amazing picture taken by Matias.|
|Greg on the summer road|
|Catherine's Pass, photo cred: Greg|
|Yours truly at Catherine's Pass, photo cred: Greg|
|Bjorn and Matias at Rocky Point|
|Cardiac Ridge holding a little snow the Ivory Flakes hardly any.|
|Mt Baldy from Point Supreme|
|Mt Superior - Cardiac Ridge - Cardif Pass|