After some discussion, I went up to Butler Gulch yesterday morning for a quick tour. The cast of characters included the following:
Larry, tele-skier extraordinaire
A couple hours later, we topped out for the day. We didn’t go much higher due to time and also avalanche risks. Any higher and the slope steepened up, and the trees cleared out. Given October’s avalanche record, I’m very cautious right now. We de-skinned, and I took off to enjoy some turns and get set up for taking some shots. Unfortunately, there was a tele-binding issue which held things up a bit.
And here are a couple artsy-style photos, since it was just so damn beautiful up there.