Biitnner, Heikki and Lauri hiking
The next day was bluebird and the crew had built the "Hip of Love" a few days back so that was our objective. The 40" of fresh snow that fell the last few days quickly turned to mush as the day progressed and it looked like spring was here. Well perhaps but I'm not holding my breath.
Looking down Little Cottonwood Canyon at Snowbird
The crew, hiking up to the 'Hip of Love"
After a sick session, the snow was beat and it was time to move on and try my luck in Jackson, but not before I could say hello to my good friend TJ who is a recent transplant from CO to SLC.
It was like summer in SLC, so why not shotgun some beers!
The next morning it was off to Jackson. The snow report was good and it was looking like it should be well worth the trip. Lonnie Kauk had driven down from Whistler and Mark Carter and Kevin Jones were already in Jackson so it was going to be a sick crew. Upon arriving I found out the snow sucked and that we needed to check another zone the next day. Well, all in all, it ended up sucking. The 40-50" of fresh snowthat had fallen in the previous few days had already crusted over and it was a total bust. Driving the 9 hours back to Breck was mellow compared to Lonnie's 18 hours down from Whistler that he was going to repeat immediately in reverse flow. Nothing worse then going home empty handed. Well almost empty handed...
We made the best of it with some crusty pow turns
Big L contemplating his 18 drive back to Whistler....