Monday, April 10, 2017

Peak 10420- Big Cottonwood Canyon- 4.9.2017

Winter returns! After spring had fully sprung, a 16" overnight storm pounded the Wasatch and put things at high tide. We made our way up to the trail head and put it together and headed in on the skins. We got there early enough that there was only one skin track from our starting point in. We made a quick push up the road and turned up the meadow to climb up Peak 10420. This was a really nice long stroll through the pines. At the last section it was kick turn city. 15 switch backs, a steep ascent to the ridge, and we were at the top. The wind had wreaked havoc on the snow at the ridge line, but just below the ridge the snow was in great shape. There were several groups up here but they all seemed to take their own lines as we did not see anyone on the descent. The snow was full on Utah Powder, light and right side up. We made turns through the glades and trees, blowing up cloud and slashing our way through the woods. It had me thinking in some sections "Is this April or January?" Sunday Funday strikes again in the Wasatch. Enjoy the pics and video I have put up to share. More adventures to come!

Peak 10420 4.9.2017 from Christian Paul on Vimeo.

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