This season we decided to do a little backyard exploration in the Teton Range for Backcountry Mag, so we took a few days to wander around the more untrammeled parts of the Tetons in between Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee. We crossed the range to the northwest heading from JHMR and ending at GT; three skiers, three days (we had to speed it up a little due to weather) and about 30 miles. Fun!
The lines we saw were big amazing, and abundant; while a big trek to access, and the snow and weather conditions were not conducive to skiing them this time...but definitely worth putting on the list for the future! In the meantime, we had an awesome traverse, some weather and route finding adventures...and the best tasting beers ever at the Trapp Bar when we finally got to Grand Targhee on Wednesday night.
These photos don't quite do any of the scenery justice, but luckily my photog friend John Slaughter came to shoot the action for the magazine.
We started with an apres lift-served skiing beer at the Moose...
Heading out the gate and up Cody!
Then we skipped the Arch due to...not amazing snow. The first of a few intended, but skipped descents along the way.
A lovely morning at Marion Lake!
Miles and miles of the massive Death Canyon shelf!
Some clouds, precipitation, and hellacious winds joined the party on the second morning!
Shoulder of Table Mountain
Hitching back around the range to Jackson
Could there be a better sight at the end of a multi-day, heavy-pack laden ski boots mission!?