Went to So Long meadow from Alta via Catherine’s Pass, Rocky Point, Point Supreme and down. Two laps later I did indeed get a sense that that meadow is Sooo Long… In any case the conditions were astoundingly good although outright chilly. Here are some temps:
08:00 AM Park City at 7,300’: 4 degrees F
08:30 AM Salt Lake on the 215: 18 degrees F
09:00 AM Alta at 8,800’: 4 degrees F
02:00 PM Alta at 8,800’: 10 degrees F
So today there was a 14 degree difference between Park City/SLC and the same between Alta/SLC. Not sure what the temps were up at 10,600 but with no sun and some wind it sure felt somewhat brisk…
After the laps in So Long I went back up to Point Supreme and skied out through the resort just to make this more of a loop than an in and out.
Here are the greyish pictures as this was anything but a bluebird (click to enlarge):
|Lots of snow on the way up to Catherine's Pass with Devil's Castle|
and Sugaloaf in the distance.
|Rocky Point and Point Supreme from Catherine's Pass.|
|Nice snow cover on the North facing slopes.|
|Looking down on Catherine's Pass from Rocky Point.|
|Looking down So Long.|
|Two feet plus on So Long|
|West Bowl as seen from Point Supreme.|
Here are the AWWP:
|Arctic sun through the evergreens.|
|Lone Pine growing on rock. A testament to the resilience of the pine tree,|
no wonder these were the first to grow on the tundra at deglaciation.
|Hidden slope through the spruces.|
|Trail between snow covered evergreens.|