Work, Work, Work…

| March 13, 2009
I got out yesterday with Noah Howell and Jay Beyer, which was a blast.  Noah is Mr. PowderWhore and Jay is an outdoor photographer, so between the three of us, the Independent, Freelance, Self Employed, Outdoor Consultants of the Wasatch were well represented.  The skiing has been a tad bit lackluster lately, but today was clear, sunny and stable, which was a little surprising as we were skiing some very sun exposed slopes which stayed good for most of the morning.
Starting with a full-moon Dawn Patrol…

Salt Lake City with a full moon setting over it.

… we made it to the top of the peak in time to catch a golden early morning sunrise.

The Boys in Green - Noah (left) and Jay (right).

The Boys in Green - Noah (left) and Jay (right).

Noah exhibiting some fine plummage.

Noah exhibiting some fine plumage.

Noah setting up for an "extreme nordic turn."

Jay, who mainly split-boards, trying out a few turns on skis.

Jay, who mainly split-boards, trying out a few turns on skis. He seems to have it down.

Noah laying waste to a wind berm.

Noah laying waste to a wind berm.

The trip out got a bit thin in places, but went all the way to the car on snow.

The weekend should be good to great skiing, especially on north facing lines which haven’t seen any direct sun.  Yummy.
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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. Derek says:

    Photo #2 looks like the Paparazzi at work.

  2. n says:

    what skis does Jay have in the last photo- solid white BD prototypes?

  3. Andrew says:

    Hi n – I think they were early Megawatt prototypes from a year or so ago.

  4. Rob says:

    Hey Andrew – good stuff. Where was this?

  5. Andrew says:

    Hi Rob – The Wasatch backcountry. :)

  6. Rob says:

    Right. Sorry, I meant where specifically? If it’s a secret spot, I won’t press…

  7. kim says:

    Hi Andrew – I know where it was. Can I have a tent?

  8. Bob says:

    The picture of SLC under the moon and the plumage one are really great!

  9. Andrew says:

    Hi Kim – There is a tent for the correct answer, but you might have to help me dig it out. :)

  10. Lou Dawson says:

    Andrew, I’d like to know, in no particular order (grin):

    What model and brand each hat is in the photos.
    What kind of camera that is.
    What type/brand/model binding each skier was on.
    What road that is.
    And where exactly the Subway store is in the city photo.

    Thanks, Lou

    P.S, and what type of headlamp was each person using that morning?

  11. Doug says:

    Hey Andrew trying to get some beta on the Cold Fusion on Timp. If you have any can you shoot it over to


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