Today was a day to step put of your comfort zone, do something fun in the mountains, something you may not normally do with these three people on your minds. Go out and have fun in the mountains, be safe, explore something new, keep the spirit alive. This morning after getting cut from work, even though it was grey bird with storm clouds on the horizon, a group of us set out to ski St. Patty's Couloir in the Jackson Hole backcountry. On the way we skied Once is Enough a steep cliffed run that last year our friend Sally Franklin took a fall in and suffered a traumatic brain injury. This seemed like the proper thing to do. Although the light was flat, the snow was great with powder top to bottom. It was a great day celebrating our friends we lost one year ago today. Of course we finished the day off the proper way, with a PBR.
A great article was written in the New York Times chronicling the avalanche at Tunnel Creek, I definitely recommend giving it a read.
|Stoked as Chris always was|
|Tim Swartz dropping into Once is Enough|
|At the Top of St. Patty's Couloir|
|Mid way down St. Patty's day|
|Dropping into the Womb|
|Tim Swartz exit's St. Patty's|