I returned late last night from a wonderful vacation with my wife on a balmy Mexican beach and to “atone” for such decadence I was roused out of my slumbers and sheparded to the frosty hills by the ‘backcountry boy scouts’.
Dean, Rick, Matt and I checked out Boy Scout Chute south of the Boy Scout Camp in Teton Canyon today. We found the chute to be in good enough condition to boot up with minimal floundering (although I wasn’t particularly fond of the upper 20′ which was sugary facets over steep rock) and found the ‘secret’ passage up and onto the north facing ridge heading up to Treasure Mt. We started back down from about 8400′ and sampled dampening powder turns through open trees before reentering the chute and jump-turning down and out. The bottom opened onto a boulder slope spotted with snow mushrooms that we had fun plopping off of.