Explored a totally new area today. This is a spot I've always wanted to check out but the approach is just way too much for a skin (approx 12 miles each way.) We had no idea real objective in mind since we'd never been here before but was hoping to finding something north facing and worth skiing.
I ordered a ski rack. In the meantime I found a much better way to rig my skis. Yesterday they were flopping all over. Today tight as skin on a fat baby's belly.
Once we got up into the basin, we were a little disappointed by the lack of ski terrain. The mtns in the distance looked awesome but we had no idea how to get there. And they are in wilderness so still might have long approaches. We need to do a bit of research.
But for sledding, this zone is fun as shit. All that open terrain (and a ton you can't see) is fair game.
So we just rallied all afternoon crossing each others tracks. This place was basically the hippy turn version of sledding and will be a great option after a big storm when avy danger is high.
Man it really is addicting and I can see why my friends told me I'd quickly forget about skiing after buying a sled.