Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Millicent Tour- First Day Splitboarding 2016/2017 Season- November 2016

The day finally has arrived! After what looked like never ending fall here in the Wasatch, winter decided to show up in an old school Wasatch way! Some places got over 40" out of this one storm! After waiting for the avalanche danger to settle out, I decided that a walk up Millicent was in order to work out the cob webs and start building up the endurance for the season. The temps were mild to say the least and I made a pretty quick ascent up to Twin Lakes Dam. I made the switch over and dropped in. The ride was nice on some tracked snow and some untracked I sampled on the way down. The coverage is amazing! It was nice to be out on the skin track again. It was also nice to be making some turns in powder again. Enjoy the video I made from today. More adventures to come!

First Day Splitboarding 2016/2017 Season from Christian Paul on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Warmvember- Bells Canyon and The Living Room- November 2016

I had thought that we were going to be heading into winter. But fall has been holding on much longer, and warmer than I could have imagined. Since we are getting no snow and things are still nice out there, I have taken a few days to get out on the trail and keep the legs fresh. I did a jaunt up Bells canyon the first weekend of the month. It was a nice day up there with unseasonably warm temperatures. I took some nice pano shots up there and made it a great day. Evening hiking out and watching the sunset was pretty amazing, despite the inversion that was clearly visible.

Monday I had the day free so me and my wife decided to get out since the warm weather continues. We both wanted to go up to the Living Room, so we headed into the foothills of the Wasatch. It was unseasonably warm this day as well, warm enough I could have worn shorts. The hike was great and the views got better and better as you climbed. Arriving at the Living Room, we had a full view of the valley. The Living Room sits on a saddle and is called by its name for the stone furniture made out of the slate rock that is at the site. We settled in for a bit to have a snack and enjoy the views. The hike out was pretty quick and we made it out to the car in a jiffy. I'll take these bonus days to get out hiking because I know they will be coming to an end sooner than later. When winter is gonna show up is anyone's guess. Enjoy the pics! More adventures to come!