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  Dean Madley made this video about our trip to what our host John Housel calls "The Crowns of East Yellowstone." This place is truly special - all of the ski shots included here come from a single day.  

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The Crowns of East Yellowstone

The terrain is a skier’s paradise nestled some 15 miles into the Absaroka Wilderness on rough dirt roads. Neither the locked forest service gate 10 miles in, nor the four-foot-deep, fifty-foot-wide Sunlight creek slow our host down. He is sixty-seven-year-old John Housel. A Cody, Wyoming Native, John is a former Cody Circuit Court Judge, a practicing Attorney, and the owner of the old Winona Mining claim. He unlocks the gate and locks it behind us, then crosses the creek on his snow track equipped 4-wheeler.

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TR: North Couloir Mount Morrison

Date: 7 May 2020 Objective: North Couloir Mount Morrison, Lost River Range I first laid eyes on this line in April of 2014 on my first attempt at skiing Mount Borah. Mount Morrison rises south of Chicken Out Ridge and is a proper looking line: true north, direct fall line, about 2500 feet.  Dutifully, I took a picture, logged it, and vowed to return again to ski the damn thing. The Fateful Image: Mount Morrison's North Couloir Needless to say, I finally got around to it last week. The route was relatively familiar to me, for better or for worse. It’s nice to know an approach and the general heading; it’s less fortunate to know that it’s a heinous slog...

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Supri 2020

Supri 2020 In early March governments around the world began to institute laws in reaction to the rapid spread of the Corona Virus. Many places have been on full lockdown and citizens have been left without the possibility to even leave the house for exercise. Val D'aran is a place where the rules have been the most hard. A full lockdown has now been in place for about fifty days! The order is ongoing and anyone who leaves their house house for reasons other than to visit the grocery store or pharmacy is subject to a €600 fine. For the mountain people of Val D'Aran like Chipy, who we hear from to start Supri 2020, being forced to stay away from the natural beauty of their valley has been difficult. Rumor is that...

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