Monday, November 26, 2018

Virtually the same trip

Frosted trees

Across the top

The overcast finally broke

Perfect skiing conditions
Wayne Phillips and I did virtually the same trip Sunday that Mark Hertenstein and I did the week previous, only we threw in a steep trip down the powerline.
We started off as though we were going to ski Deadman, went to the Deadman bowls and skied to their end, turned around, came back via the powerlines road and then down the powerline steeply to just above Highway 89.
We covered 6.8 miles and gained and lost about 1,200 feet.
The snow and temperature couldn't have been more perfect.  There were about 3 new inches on a base, with just a touch of wind-crust.  The temp stayed at about 18-20 degrees all day.  We went up as the low level threatening storm clouds blackened the sky in all directions.  The sun came out at the end of the day, adding to our enjoyment.
The new snow frosted the trees, adding to the aesthetics of the day.
We'll probably do this trip once again on Wednesday as Wayne's Weekly Walks continue after a two-month hiatus.
Our route

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