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).
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. He seems to have it down.
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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