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2017-01-21 thru 22 Porter Fork and Promise Land

Brett breaking trail the last little bit before we switched over.
Brett breaking trail the last little bit before we switched over.

January 21-22, 2017

Well what a goddamn mess is all I have to say.  The canyons were screwed, no police screening cars getting up canyon and no snow removal.  These added up to a mess trying to get up into Little Cottonwood.  We scrapped our original plan and decided to head toward Millcreek and ski there with Kelly.  We ended up doing a bunch of skinning and very little skiing.  The surprise storm, predicted to be 4-5″ overnight turned into 8-10″ at the house with high precipitation rates, was even more in the canyons.  It was all very light, which was good, but very sensitive.  We ended up at the end of Main Porter Fork and just switched over and skied out because of the sensitive snow.  Still a fun day out and the toboggan run out was fun.

The next day we skied Promise Land with Brett, a friend out from CT, but now who lives in Colorado.  Conditions weren’t quite as pleasant.  In between storms the skies cleared a little, but the window shut quickly.  Winds picked up and temps were cold.  We switched over before the summit of 10,420′.  The run down was pretty darn good.