Saturday, March 24, 2007

Spring Backcountry Skiing

It's a low snow year and we've had lots of warm sunny weather lately - perfect conditions for backcountry skiing up in Kirkwood! My old friend DB and I drove out to Red Lake this morning, put on our Alpine Touring gear, and climbed up Forestdale Bowl. We decided to turn around at the 9000 feet level - that was 1200 vertical feet of climbing! I just uploaded some photos from the trip onto the Altamont Studios Web site.

Five hours and 5 miles later we made it back to the Jeep. Conditions were fabulous! The drop down from 9000 feet to the Forestdale meadow was incredible. I'm still on an ancient pair of Volkl G2 skis with Diamir Fritchie AT bindings. DB was on a brand new pair of Karhu BC's with Dynafit bindings - a real state-of-the-art setup. Clearly it's time for me to do an upgrade here...

1 comment:

J said...

Beautiful scenery. The view from there must be spectacular!