The Upper Crust

November 17, 2010

Jim examined the dirty work we’d done.


Photo courtesy of Jim Harris @ where you can read more about “zion zig zags”.

Making sure nothing, and nothing at all, goes undocumented – here’s a shot of Jim getting the shot.

the shot

Needless to say, with no small chore under our belts, we were all ready to ski.

ski time

The Upper Chute had a lack of Upper Crust, so we we’re ready to rumble, knowing a few hundred feet below, in the Lower Chute that the Upper Crust would be back out.  Got that?

jim shredding

And not for even a second did Jim forget how to move those skis around.

Bennet went even further out, and threw down his best dynafit induced Super G turn.

cave that skin track

Allison tried extra hard to fluff some of the upper crust into a faceshot, but it wasn’t meant to be.

face shot

Maybe next time.

Jim got down and dirty, and sleuthed his way down like an old time Wasatch Warrior.

Down at the dam (damn) we felt pretty good about ourselves.  We would have opened the water slide up for a ride down, but the water was frozen solid (and the faucet was locked).

Back in the boulders we we’re stoked on the ski of Fake Chute, but even more excited about the 55 kick turnswe put into her.

With one more weekend day on the docket, we knew the skis needed to have their legs stretched one more time.


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  1. Greg
    wrote on November 17th, 2010 at 3:08 pm  

    very very nice!!

    one question: is Dwyer skiing with a crash pad?! He reminds me of the VT legend/beast the “artic hermit crab”

  2. Ben
    wrote on November 17th, 2010 at 3:58 pm  

    Awesome shots!!! I can’t wait to get out there… 3 weeks from tomorrow!

    • Greg
      wrote on November 17th, 2010 at 10:32 pm  

      I’ll mark my calendar for a dump in VT ;)

  3. Harvey44
    wrote on November 17th, 2010 at 4:35 pm  

    Nice work! Some of those chutes look pretty pinchy. What does it say about me if I really like the skin track/uphill shots the best? I’m demented…

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on November 17th, 2010 at 4:48 pm  

      Thanks Harvey – you’re not the only one. The plate that I had in my ankle was making skinning much more enjoyable for me than skiing — lots of pinching with skiing. Got that sucker out yesterday.

  4. icelanticskier
    wrote on November 17th, 2010 at 7:32 pm  

    ayup, intersting approach to track up what you ended up down tracking. ah, gotta love the ways of the wasatch skinner ;)

    lake, i mean fake peak down to the lake of it’s real namesake. boulder basin lookin, uh bouldery.

    nice tour!


  5. Les
    wrote on November 18th, 2010 at 12:08 pm  

    daaaaamn. color me jealous as hell on the EC right now!

  6. K_C
    wrote on November 22nd, 2010 at 9:37 am  

    Beautiful pics! Glad you got that hardware outta there, sounds like it was making for some painful schuss.

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