Getting the lay of the land in a new zone can often take a few attempts to find the flow of effort and reward. Arriving by evening approach, we set out early to explore the up tracks in search of some wind sheltered snow.
Retreating back after a long skin up a wind scoured valley, it was time to focus on the final ascent home.
Sometimes it's all about the last run. That one sweet, glorious home run that makes all the effort worthwhile.
Today was such a day. Riding incredible snow through a petrified forest flanked by awe across the valley, the run back to the highway was definitely the highlight of this trip.