find the mountain goat
this is Dean’s ‘backed off’ line to ease my concerns!
toasting our toes after the second creek crossing of the day
Dean helped me expand my comfort zone today, taking me along on a ‘ski project’ he is developing on Sheep Peak above Palisades Creek in the Snake River Range. Dean refers to it as ‘technical skiing’ because it involves crossing creeks in flip-flops at 15 degrees, steep slopes, sometimes in narrow gullies, negotiating cliff bands and variable snow conditions, while avoiding rocks, stumps, frozen rollers, drop-offs and mountain goats!
And that, after he backed off from his initial plan because I was feeling a ‘little’ overwhelmed. Someday I hope to be able to take on the really challenging lines!!!!
Dean ‘kiting’ off windy Peak Trying to ski a natural halfpipe!