First backcountry ski tour of 2020-2021 is in the books

I jealously watched all the pow videos from this past weekend.  I was going to go up, but had no snow tires and the road restriction was in place.  So today after work I drove up to the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon as fast as I could and did my first skinning of the season.  I got about a mile up Grizzly Gulch before it started getting too dark to feel comfortable about safely skiing down.  It was a good warm up.  Lots of snow for this time of year.  Hopefully that means we are in for a great season.

On the way back down I was treated to a fantastic sunset. At that point I thought to myself, “I need to do more evening tours!”