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Monday, January 30, 2012

First BC Ski Trip of 2012

The 2011/12 ski season has been off to a slow start.  Even though Bogus didn't open until a couple of weeks ago, we have gotten a few days in, but nothing in the backcountry.  After a hectic day at Bogus, Saturday, we figured we needed a day of solitude skiing.

Tam, Dylan and I got a reasonably early start and left home at 8AM; getting to Mores Creek Summit at 9:30.  Unfortunately, we weren't the first Subaru in the parking lot, nor the second.  As we were unloading another two Subys pulled in!

The plan was to ski off of Pilot Peak at roughly 7800 feet which meant a 1700 foot climb over a 1.5 mile distance.  Piece of cake right?  Well for some reason it took us a couple of hours to gain access to Top of the World Bowl for our first run.




Tam and Dylan trudging up!
 By the time we hit the top is was lunch time.  As you can see it was an absolutely gorgeous day!

After a quick lunch in the sunshine it was time to pull the skins and head down.  The snow was a mixture of cream cheese and wind blown powder.  Great for downhill (AT) guys but not so great for tele dudes!


We did a couple of laps before we called it an afternoon.  You have to love being out in the wilderness - ah solitude!


When we got home Dylan and I put together a little video from snippets taken with the GoPro. Enjoy!




(No music till I figure out the copyright thing)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Taking Taylor back to Bozeman

Last week saw the start of Taylor's fourth semester at Montana State University.  Wow - time flies! The last couple of years we have thrown in a bit of skiing with this 500 mile trip.  This year we hit Targhee and Big Sky.  Here are a few photos of the trip.
Getting ready at Targhee with a bit of cloud cover


The two lovely children ready to go!

Discussing where to go

Dylan wishing he was climbing the Grand!

Grand Teton

Mom and Dylan at Big Sky


Big Couloir - we didn't have are avy gear. Thank God.

The family on top of Lone Peak


Dylan tele'ing down a double black diamond

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A team of adventurers consisting of John, Tamara, Taylor, Dylan, and Shadow Fadgen