Dawn Patrol Fun

By:  Ben
April 19, 2011

Since moving to the Wasatch, I’ve done my best to fit in. After a few weeks of skiing around to get my bearings, I teamed up with Porter, L_H, and others to sanction a dangerous enemy. Still, I felt like I was missing something from the Wasatch experience. Then I saw this video and realized that real men only dawn patrol.

Let’s see how this works.

Step 1: Get up early and start skinning before the sun is up

This step seems ok, because you get to watch the sunrise from part way up the side of a mountain.

Does the view make the early wake-up worth it?


Step 2: Once you reach the top, ski pow

Kate decided this is her favorite step

Powder for breakfast makes work go by faster!

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  1. Adrian
    wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 12:04 pm  

    Wow that first shot of Superior’s face, “Monte Cristo in the morning sunlight” is awesome! Looks like a great playground indeed.

  2. Greg
    wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 12:24 pm  

    Great TR! Where’s the exclamation point in the title though?(!)

    • Ben
      wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 4:07 pm  

      My exclamation point key broke due to overuse. It’s being repaired now though, so i’m sure it will be back soon

  3. Harvey44
    wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 1:31 pm  

    Beautiful photos Ben.

  4. christian
    wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 5:51 pm  

    nice pow!! that portaledge must have come in handy.

    • SBR
      wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 7:53 pm  

      Ha, that’s funny, I was thinking the same thing about the porta-ledge and the aiders. Oh, yes, nice skiing by the way.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 11:16 am  


      lol. didn’t get the joke at first.

  5. icelanticskier
    wrote on April 19th, 2011 at 8:08 pm  

    mmmmmm, emmas. if you still lived back out west here, you wouldn’t have to get up so early. ;)


  6. Porter Haney
    wrote on April 21st, 2011 at 8:45 pm  
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