I was able to get work off yesterday afternoon. Amidst lots of new snow, shrouded blue skies and an electricity in the mountains you could grab a hold of, Scott and I skinned up Red Pine to the lake then up to the ridge of Great White Baldy (GWB). We found the west, rocky exposed traverse to be splendid all the way to the top with a few winds and moments of low visibility. Reaching the summit, the sun ripped open the sky and magnified the environment where we sat. We skied off the Northwest face of GWB, in knee deep heaven all the way down to the upper lake.
We then moved up the backside of Lake Peak to the top and after cutting a cornice, entered an untouched East Couloir. Best turns of the year for me; deep, light and consistent.
|Scott, West Ridge GWB|
|Scott enjoying the granite and verglass|
|Me moving along upper part of GW Baldy Ridge|
|Winter in the Wasatch! Below summit of GWB|
|Scott ripping around the sharks from summit GWB|
|Me wrapping up the afternoon in Lake's East Couloir|
|Scott and Lake's East Couloir|