Mt Rose Backcountry Skiing – 2.3.10February 3rd, 2010 By Dave
Headed up to the Spark Plug area of the Mt. Rose Backcountry this morning. We didn’t know what was going on with the snow up there, but we were pleasantly surprised by the softness and deepness of the pow on all but the south facing slopes. Lots of wind transport overnight along with an extra couple of inches of precip really smoothed things out and we barely saw another track the whole time. On this ski, I really debated between taking the Black Diamond Verdicts or the Black Diamond Megawatts, but I took the Megawatts and I was happy I did. The Megawatts have pretty much been with me on every backcountry trip I have taken this winter and I just love the way they slay the powder. I was wearing my trusty Cloudveil Serendipity Jacket with Cloudveil Koven Pants and it was a perfect combo in 20 degree cold and blowing weather, while hiking and working up a sweat. Of course I was wearing by Icebreaker underneath because the Atlas BF150 is the only way to go. No Vholdr videos today, but I did get a few pics.