We discussed the possibility of a cold snowy Memorial Day back on Friday, but I still feel like I'm in a time warp or Twilight Zone episode. I woke up this morning and there was snow on the ground at my house in the Avenues.
Then, I went out and picked up the paper and they had delivered a Deseret News instead of a Salt Lake Tribune. Weird...
In the Collins lot, there were so many cars I had to check to see that the lifts weren't running.
|Alta, 30 May 2011. 10" of new snow. 192" snow depth.|
Skinning up Collins Gulch, the cover was about as good as you'll ever see it.
Nearing the ridge, fighting the wind, it certainly felt more like February than May.
|Yours truly sucking wind. Photo: Tyler Cruickshank|
And then the turns. A bit inconsistent and stiff in places, but pretty much as good as you can get on Memorial Day.
|Tyler Cruickshank samples the smoke at my Memorial|
Day BBQ. May 30? Yeah, right.
|Yours truly. I love it when a forecast comes together!|
Photo: Tyler Cruickshank