Sunday, December 18, 2016
Bear Trap Fork Tour, Big Cottonwood Canyon- 12.18.16
Another storm put down some incredible right side up classic Utah powder. We decided this Sunday's festivities would be had up Bear Trap Fork. We arrived to a -5 temperature at the trail head to get the day under way. "Human Popsicle" would be a good way to describe our cold ascent of this drainage. We were looking for every patch of sun you could put your body in. After taking a break in the upper meadow which was full of sun, we made the final climb to the ridge. It was a bluebird day so the views were amazing. We even had a bald eagle soar over us for a time while we were up top making the switch over. I dropped into some of the best snow we have had all year. The turns were yummy! The ride out was a mix of good snow and variable terrain. Keeps you on your toes for sure on the way out. Another great day touring the Wasatch on the splitboard! Enjoy the video, more adventures to come!