So Sam suggested the Mount Nebo loop road which is around 38 miles and connects Payson and Nephi. In the winter, the initial few miles are plowed on both ends shortening the total distance to an estimated 31 miles or 50 kilometers. We thought we would use the day as a training session and to spark our imaginations while gazing at some of the more impressive lines in the area. The hope was to skin at a moderate pace to the top of the loop, play around, and then ski down the road cutting the switchbacks to make some fun turns. The reality was the skin to the summit went as planned but the descent was too low angle to ski and required skating/poling through manky snowmobile tracks. Who cares though? It was a fun mellow tour with a jolly partner through beautiful country side.
|Around 30 minutes into the day Sam developed a hot spot|
|Leaving Juab County|
|Hello Utah County|
|Nebo refused to show us her big beautiful bowls...better saved for another day anyway|
|Summit of the Nebo Scenic Loop|
|We didn't encounter any red necks until over the top and heading down to Payson. Note the rolled sled.|
|Old habits die hard|