Fitz Cahall came to town this week to work on a film project for Outdoor Research. He wanted to go somewhere scenic so I chose to head up the White Pine drainage again. We broke trail into the upper drainage, heavy laden with big skis and camera gear. They day was calm and sunny and Sam Inouye, who now lives in Alaska, asked if the weather is always this good around here. I guess he's already forgotten how special this place is. But, none of us expected what was to come.
The entire day, we had the drainage to ourselves. The skies were dramatically undercast and we all kept commenting how uniquely stunning the mountains were.
In the end, we skied three amazing shots in dense powder, pretending like we know how to ski before the camera. I know there is already a Wizard of the Wasatch, but this day was so beautiful and magical that we all felt like happy little Atheys.
|Sam Inouye, back home in the Wasatch|
|Teague Holmes and Fitz Cahall on a dramatically undercast day|
|Jason about to top out Red Baldy|
|The boys nearing the summit on one of the most beautiful days I've ever seen in the Wasatch|
|Teague Holmes climbing back out of Icefall Canyon|
|Big Teague in his element|
|Jason going for round two as the light just gets better|
|From the top!|
Which brings up another question. Over the past few years, I've mainly been using an iPhone and sometimes a Canon S100. I'd like to step it up and improve my photos. Any recommendations for a camera?