The weather reports called for 1-3” which actually ended up being around 3-6”. With the roads looking pretty burly Barrett & I decided to make the short drive to Mt. Agamenticus to earn some turns in the continuing storm. After gearing up, we took a quick glance at the trail map (maybe a little too quick) and boot packed up to the summit. The hike took about an hour with a few breaks & navigation meetings but after a short rest at the top we were ready to get into it. Just a few turns into the decent, an offshoot of the main trail led us into a few really nice pow stashes that I ended up lapping a few times for fun. By mid-afternoon the storm had subsided to the point where we were taking our last few laps in the sun, with some awesome untouched conditions. After getting some decent footage & photos we decided to head down, the only problem was that we were heading away from the car, in the opposite direction. After about an hour of discussion and retracing our steps, we got back on the trail and eventually back to the car by skiing down Mountain Road on top of the roadside snowbanks, right to the parking lot! I guess that its not a true adventure until something goes a little wrong. All in all, it turned out to be a great day to ski; good friends, great vibes, and killer conditions. Here are a couple photos that Barrett and I took from the excursion, and an edit I put together with some of the gopro footage from the trip.
Today is my last day in Montana, thankfully the weather came around and gave us some sun for once. I headed to the canyon down the street from the house and scoped a few different lines. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my touring rig on this trip and I have been beating myself up for it ever since. Hyalight had been getting a ton of snow recently and hiking really sucks in deep snow. I did a lap on my own in the morning and scoped some smaller pillowy lines in the afternoon with broseph. Morning was sunny, beautiful and warm and the afternoon was windy, overcast and chilly. Stoked overall about the whole trip but theres a ton of work and shredding to get done back home. Back at it early on Sunday morning in Northern VT. Cheers!
January 22, 2011 | Categories: Snow Photos, Snow Related, Storm Chasing | Tags: alpine live, Alpine-live.com, alpinelive, hyalight backcountry skiing, hyalight canyon, hyalight skiing | Leave a comment