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Wasatch Mountains

Got into Salt Lake City around 10:30 pm Sunday March 6th, after leaving Taos that morning. Crashing with a mate for the next few days while we knock out some backcountry lines in the Wasatch. 

 Wasatch between Little and Big Cottonwood  Photo: Zach Husted

Wasatch between Little and Big Cottonwood

Photo: Zach Husted

Day 1: Big Cottonwood

Started the morning with a liter of water, a 6 pack of day old donuts, and a banana... Already sense that today is going to be a big day! 

After a 7 am start, we skinned up Argenta, (above) looking into Mineral fork and finally laid eyes on the real Wasatch backcountry.

Stoked to have two veteran locals show me around such mind blowing terrain. We spent the day smashing pow and laying first tracks everywhere we went. Smashed a full lap in the Argenta slide path, then skied over to Silver Mine and laid down another 3 laps. Sending two down a series of pillow lines and open glade skiing to the valley bottom. Crossed a descent stream with dry boots; wrapping up a solid day in the hills. 

 Photo: Absolutely smashing pow a top Argenta on the first few turns in blower pow  Photo: Ryan Irvin    Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Absolutely smashing pow a top Argenta on the first few turns in blower pow

Photo: Ryan Irvin

 Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

 Photo: Gazing into some hits in Silver Mine Meadow     Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Gazing into some hits in Silver Mine Meadow 

 Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

 Photo: Snapping a shot of Ryan Irvin on our last glade down to the van.    Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Snapping a shot of Ryan Irvin on our last glade down to the van.

 Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

After a full day on the splitboard we made a last min decision to hit Brighton for a bit of night shredding... Could not have been a better day to spend 13 hours in my boots.

 Photo: Brighton looking over West at Solitude     Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Brighton looking over West at Solitude 

 Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

 

Day 2: Out for the shooting gallery atop Little Cottonwood Canyon

We splitted up from Alta, passing a handful of the most iconic backcountry gaps ever! Moving quickly into Wolverine Cirque and all started picking lines and sending chutes for the day. 

 Photo: Pyramid Gap        Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Pyramid Gap      

Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

 Photo: Chads Gap    Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Chads Gap 

Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

After passing these legendary spots we made our way up to Wolverine Cirque. 

 Photo: Patsy Marley Ridgeline\   Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Patsy Marley Ridgeline\

Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Making our way up the ridge.

 Photo: Wolverine Cirque    Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Wolverine Cirque 

Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

 Photo: Bombay Chute Zach Husted   Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Bombay Chute Zach Husted

Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

 Photo: Zach Hused boot pack setting up after three laps in Wolverine Cirque   Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Photo: Zach Hused boot pack setting up after three laps in Wolverine Cirque

Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Epic trip with phenomenal conditions. Rolling to Sun Valley Idaho tomorrow afternoon.

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