Sunday Photo – Little Pine Couloir, Utah

| September 14, 2008 | 2 Comments
This photo of Little Pine slide path on the north side of the Little Cottonwood Canyon road leading up to Alta is a good reminder of why just saying “yes” to skiing is a good idea.
Petra Pirc followed by Fred Marmsater in Little Pine slide path, Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Petra Pirc followed by Fred Marmsater in Little Pine slide path, Little Cottonwood Canyon.

We did this as a Dawn Patrol outing, and from the start, it didn’t seem very hopeful as the valley was completely socked in with fog.  Thinking that it was just going to be a good workout, we started out from the trailhead in poor visibility, but about a third of the way into this 3,600′ beauty the visibility started to clear and we found ourselves above the inversion in beautiful weather with ideal powder snow condition on a huge south facing slope!  The hardest part about Dawn Patrolling is often just waking up, but with memories like this, it makes it a bit easier.

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Hacksaw says:

    Another cool photo…..

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