With avy conditions slowly stabilizing we've had a good couple of days. Today we decided on the south facing Maybird Couloir. When we parked I realized I forgot my beacon so I called a friend (who's car we saw driving up) to see if he an extra. He said, "just ski fast." Tempting but I drove down and grabbed mine.
There was about a foot of wind protected powder that seemed to have bonded well to the underlying snow. We got a little bit of a late start and were feeling warm February sun beating down on us so instead of standing on O'Sullivan we decided to turn around once we hit the top of the Chute. We probably could have gotten away with it but what's the point? I'm sure we could have gunned it to the top and "just skied fast." Wet slides are slow anyway right? Maybe we're getting soft with old age but maybe just a little smarter.
|Andy and Tom leaving the chute proper|
|Andy rocking the new F1 Evo|
|Andy skiing the skinner|
|Freeride Tom in his full carbon Sportive Cubes|
|One of many start zones|
|Andy skiing a skiff of powder in the old bed surface|
|Photo by Andy|