Jan 142013
 

Backcountry skiing powder in Idaho.

The gaps between helmet and goggle, facemask and a parka zipped high become instantly revealed on a -25 degree morning when being pulled behind a snowmobile for four miles. Your quads feel the exact opposite. That was the case when a group of us went out Pole Creek yesterday to get after a peak and learn more about the area. But, once the climbing began, we were down to two layers and loving the sunshine; until lunch whereupon fingers and toes quickly reminded us the temps were in fact cold. It’s humbling to be on top of a peak in mountains north of Ketchum, no matter how far back you go-peaks extend endlessly to the horizon. Here are some images from yesterday’s descent…

Backcountry skiing powder in Idaho.

Backcountry skiing powder in Idaho.

Backcountry skiing powder in Idaho.

Backcountry skiing powder in Idaho.

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