A new blog post? Partially writing this to assist anyone that wants to go ski out there.
Skiing Ibapah Peak in the Deep Creek Range, West Desert Utah. We picked a day to go do it in April, during a nice weather weekend and after a recent storm--we thought we'd be able to ski to and from the car. Ha ha! It is a bit of a drive from SLC. We left really early and got back in the evening, so it was a day trip, but a long one. We parked the car in Granite Creek Canyon, walked for an hour to get to consistent snow, then skinned for a couple more to make the summit. The view at the top was tremendous. A really really neat day on a peak that sees very little wintertime action.
|Finally on snow and still a long way to go! Ian in front of Ibapah Peak.|
|Ian skiing near the summit with the beautiful Red Top Mountain on the other side of Granite Creek Canyon.|
|My glove and Jon Middlemiss.|
|I think this is me. The skiing off the top was crusty, but soon turned into 2 feet of spring powder. So rad! I'm still bummed that we didn't ski Red Top across the way. Another excuse to drive out there?|