Yeah, I’ve got a hit-list of ski descents that I want to get done, but sometimes you need to act impulsively and go with the flow and not have tunnel vision focusing only on those objectives. That being said, while crossing Jackson Lake and coming back from a tour in Quartzite Canyon the other day, I noticed a line that was illuminated by the afternoon sun. It looked quite aesthetic and centrally located in the heart of Waterfalls Canyon. When I got home, I scoured my collection of photos from previous tours, found some good images of it and knew, I just had to ski it….soon! With the snow and weather conditions kind of questionable for most descents on my hit-list, it seemed like the perfect time to go for it.
It’s a long day of ski-touring when you head into Waterfalls Canyon and only for those that like to keep moving and are in good physical shape. We logged 18 miles on this day, scored some great skiing and even had some cool bighorn sheep sightings. Here are some pictures.
We saw another ram a little higher up. Coincidentally, we saw the head
GTNP biologist at the pub a couple days later and told him about our sightings.
He told us the sheep pretty much don’t eat anything all winter.
Burly animals for sure!!!
Reed skis in front of the North Couloir of Eagles Rest Peak.
I had previously switch my camera to black and white and forgot to
switch it back, but the image still came out okay.
I was testing next year’s Dynafit Radical FT binding on this day
and this sure looks like a good run for it.