April 7 thru 10 provided great powder skiing and high mountain adventures for Neil Bradshaw’s return annual adventure to the Williams Peak Yurts. Neil was joined once again by return veterans from previous seasons: Whit Atkinson, Per Lindfors, George Kirk, & Brent Estep. Two new additions this season were Sean O’Conner and Dave Hennessy who completed the group which was guided by Kirk Bachman and Michael Hatch. Trei Cooke jumped in as Tail-gunner on his snowboard, when not putting out a 4-day menu of Gourmet Faire.
Faceshots of powder were ample thru the 4-day trip on all north aspects including such Classics Steep chutes: among them Big Phatty and KB’s with the requisite adrenalin these runs inspire. The Group also raised to the Challenge on Day 3 for the Tour of ‘Around the Block’ which opens up seldoms skied High Bowls along with Passes which must be booted up with skis on back. This 10 hour tour brought some great skiing combined with mountaineering skills and many unexpected surprises along the way, as the Sawtooth Weather provided periods of sun mixed with Spring clouds and a Day of Snow Squalls.
Here are a few fotos which were contributed by Neil, Dave, and Kirk.
Can’t wait until next year’s adventure!