I met up with Jeremy and Randy at Barnes Field on Dolly Copp Road Friday night afterwork. We had a nice fire and some good whiskey to sip. We woke up arond 6:30 Saturday morning got breakfast and headed up the Gulf of Slides ski trail. We had to hike in about 1/3 of the way up before we were able to start skinning.
It was bluebird when we got to the gullys
The booter was in nice shape for the most part.
At the top we lounged around in the sun and ate lunch. It was beautiful!
Then we dropped in:
The ski down the first 1/2 of the ski trail was really fun. With restricted options for where to make your turns. We were only able to ski about half way down before switching over to hiking boots.
Descending the ski trail, too lazy to unclip over a 50 foot bare spot.
When we got back to the car the clouds had moved in and the skies were not so blue anymore. It was a beautiful day to visit my favorite backcountry skiing spot.