Thursday, February 28, 2013
Had one of the best days I've ever had in the mountains on Tuesday. Matt and I hired a guide from Solitude Backtracks to do some backcountry skiing in the Wasatch. Ski Patrol veterans Chris and Trevor showed us around all day and kept us safe. We started the morning by strapping on avalanche beacons, getting a little avalanche training, and then heading through the Highway to Heaven Gates out of Solitude. We had the entire Twin Lakes canyon to ourselves. Pristine. I enjoyed every bit…from skinning up to bombing down in untouched powder. Again and again. After all that work, we had earned our blue ribbons with Chris, Trevor and their avalanche dog.