Jason and I took off on another mad dash to the Tetons to see if we could hold onto winter just a little longer. We left SLC on Wednesday at 5:30 in the morning, hoping to get to the park and find cold powder to ski till sunset. With a forecast for temps in the 20s at the mid elevations and a chance for snow and clouds, we thought we were going nail this one. We couldn't have been more wrong.
Nate Brown was kind enough to join for the afternoon and it was good to catch up with an old friend.
In the end, we skinned and skated about 15 miles to ski 1400 vert on the shoulder of Mount St. John. The sun was out in full force and the lower elevations were too affected to climb through safely. At least we got to ski an old burn that I'd noticed while running there some years ago. And, the Jenny Lake crossing was also a new experience.
|Jason launching from the shore of Jenny Lake with St. John in the background|
|Jason with Teewinot in the background|
|Nate lives in Wilson, WY and can do this whenever he wants. You folks that live in Jackson don't know how lucky you are.|