Sometimes we get dropped off on top. I will admit that it feels great, its not the same as when you spend five hours hiking up but it still feels great. Especially since it is 8 30 am and we are on a summit. A high pressure came through on Monday afternoon and I knew I would be missing work and skiing today.
It seemed appropriate to get out and go for it since the powder had been amazing. But immediately out of the heli we realized that when the high presseure came in, it came in with lots of wind, from all directions. And if the wind had not hit the snow a temperature crust made it hard to ski. So we toured around Macpherson looking for the goods. We found some but mostly we traveled trough unfamiliar terrain, and skied a Couloir I had wanted to for awhile. It was hard packed and crusty but neverless its fun to ski something that I would think no one else has.
Skied with Chris Rubens today, he took that heli photo and was a pleasure to ski with. I'll have to admit he was the first person I have toured with that wore treckers. He did amesome and never complained. 5600 feet on a pair of treckers would feel like 10 000 feet on dynafits. his blog http://chrisrskibum.wordpress.com/
Beautiful day with lots of travel but mostly just great to be out when it is sunny. Fun to stand and dream about new and different lines.