It’s well known in our group of ski freaks that the Powder Princess has an uncanny ability to sniff out the best lines of powder around. This fact was ground into my awareness one day in the north bowl of Box Elder Peak. I traversed left thinking a more northly aspect would be softest and most consistent.
After a tooth rattling ride down the chunky, inconsistenly breakable face, I noticed that the princess had traversed right, betting that the afternoon sun had softened up a slightly more west facing slope. As she descended, her turns linked up so smoothly that it was obvious she had chosen the better line. Right about the time I noticed that it had a better, longer fall line as well, she started giggling and squealing with delight… Continue reading
We took a spin by one of our favorite stashes to exercise the powder porpoise and to check the snow levels. To sum up the conditions, it’s “Not quite ready yet”. We still managed to escape the gunk and to test out the cruise control on the new freak mobile.
Powder Porpoise rips! Continue reading
The latest Patagonia catalogue has a great concept: finding adventure in your own backyard. Unfortunately, all the photos look like the usual to me. The Picture from the Wasatch, (of which there is always at least one) is from Cardif Fork. Who’s backyard is that? The “backyard” concept seem to me that it would really benefit from some photography from the foothill freak. Continue reading