Just got back to the house after our third consecutive day of shooting. During the day the weather started to roll in after 72 hours of sunshine, which means we will probably have a well deserved day of rest tomorrow. I could need some down time to let the blisters on my feet heal up!
Today we were off early, started skinning at 7.30 out of Trout lake, with the mission to ascend Yellow Mountain, elevation 12.700 feet, and then ski down “the O chute”, a tight little colouir on the north face of the summit. The hike up was mellow, a 1.5 hour skin track followed by a 45 minute boot pack up a sunbaked colouir on the south side. We reached the summit at around 10.30, had some lunch, and watched the weather roll in… Too bad, but hey what can you do, right.
Skiing the colouir was awesome as the north facing snow had really held up well in these spring conditions. I got the honors of dropping in first, and halfway down I found myself skiing cold, soft snow all the way down to the valley. We got a bunch of sick shots and the day was complete!
Photo time, enjoy:
Right now we are waiting for the rain to start. It’s supposed to really start pouring down this weekend but with a little luck we’ll get a fresh coating up high. Some of the hairier lines we have been looking at need it right now…
See y’all tomorrow!