This is how our day began. Walking west from Gilmore Summit. Sheep Mountain is the snowy peak in the distance.
Turbo checking out some of the terrain in the Middle Bowl. Lot’s of steep chutes and couloirs to ski when the snow conditions are safe!!
It was a great day with lots of exploration. I’d suggest that we covered nearly 12 miles of Lemhi terrain starting with sagebrush, followed by heavily forested canyons sprinkled with meadows and ending with some craggy alpine terrain above treeline. Was the skiing great? Well, it was definitely good! As good as touring around with our skis on watching the wind blow plums of snow from the ridge tops. As good as watching that snow light up like floating crystals as they passed in front of the sun. As good as laughing at one another for humorous face plants in the snow! As good as walking out of Long Canyon to the crest of the Moraine and seeing the Birch Creek Valley flow southward toward the Snake River Valley.
A great day with great people…
– Dean Lords