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February 18, GTNP, Albright Peak
« on: 02/18/13, 04:12 PM »

After an excellent week of skiing in the Wasatch, the allure of more powder (and a sweet cabin to stay in) yo-yo'd me back to the Tetons.  Made it to Teton Pass around 4PM from SLC - just enough time to squeeze in some skiing before sunset.  The two quick pow laps within minutes of the pass wetted my appetite for a bigger day today.  Plans were made to ski Albright Peak in the National Park, with the hope of skiing 4,000' of East facing pow before the sun cooked it. 

The views from near the top of Wimpy's Knob were fantastic:


Skinning the final ridge to the summit:


Looking down the line from near the top.  Filtered clouds protected the line from any solar damage; excitement built as we approached the summit:


The top 50 vert was somewhat wind affected/scoured, but beyond that it was ripper pow nearly the entire way back to the valley.  Brian dropping the upper snow field:


A very good turn:






Sometimes you don't need to be in the snow to have fun:


Once back in the flats high fives were exchanged and we admired what we had just skied.  Our route generally followed the lookers left ridge:


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Re: February 18, GTNP, Albright Peak
« Reply #1 on: 02/18/13, 10:01 PM »

Last shot looks sweet! Kudos!
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