Perhaps it was something dropping with the fallout and getting into my mind that kept me there for so long. Could I be happy recreating in another mountain range where I can't see metropolis no matter how far and high I climbed? I had blinders that it cant be better any where else. Man was I wrong!
I have moved on. Returned my Salt lake serious card. Cured from the powder panic plague. Up here in Montana life moves a bit slower for everyone. There are areas within miles from my home in Whitefish that people haven't skied. I have three majestic ranges that I can see from my front porch, Whitefish, Flathead and the Swan Ranges. The Flathead range receives almost 600 inches of snow annually.
I would have never thought that I could move from Salt Lake and feel that my urges to get out in the mountains and ski and climb would be satisfied. I feared that when moving I would checking out the Wasatch avalanche report daily, figuring it must be dumping where I'm not. That has not been the case. It must have been time to leave. If anyone decides to visit I promise to buy ya a Kokanee ($2 at The Northern). Did I mention we live 60 miles from Canada and Ovando, pick your poison!
|Gaelen boarding the Half Moon|
Whitefish Resort Slackcountry
|Truck Approach to Spider Bowl|
Gae Putting in the Skinner
Above Marion Lake
Top of Mt Essex
|I may be an environmentalist...|
Its just too hard to resist the access advantage you get with a snow machine.
Plus there is no metropolis or fallout
|Are You Serious?|
You can actually see this shot from the parking lot and it was Untracked
|Nothing but Powder... Everyday!|
It snows a trace a day in these mountains and without crowds that actually adds up.
|The 1991 Indy 500 we bought for 650 bucks!|
Just add oil and gas and it goes
Makeshift ski rack
|First Pitch of the New Year|
Cripple Crack 5.7
|Skiing the Checkerboard|
Glacier National Park
-Kid Bufo Hucks with Whippet