Friday, March 20, 2009

A short skin up Phillips Canyon

I took Dana up to Teton pass this evening for a short lesson on skinning. I gave her some extra equipment to get started. Trekkers aren't the ideal way to tour, but they get the job done on mellow terrain.

We skinned up Phillips Canyon for about half an hour during sunset before skiing down. The views were great, the skiing...no so much. The snow was sun-baked and starting to freeze up without the sun, so coming down was a chore. We turned as little as possible.

Sometimes the skin up is better than the ski down. It was a nice adventure.

[ Dana & the benz ]

[ Starting up the canyon ]

[ Dana touring for the first time ]

[ Trekkers ]

[ The valley ]

[ Time to ski down ]

[ View from the top of our ski ]

[ Packing up the skins ]

[ Sunset ]

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