Back in God's Country

Big Sky, Montana

The chairlift up the Headwaters feels a bit like an elevator, and this week, going into the fog and wind, it felt even more so as visibility closed out.

The chairlift up the Headwaters feels a bit like an elevator, and this week, going into the fog and wind, it felt even more so as visibility closed out.

But skiing another chute of the face was a sweet accomplishment and the snow had accumulated nicely on the face, blowing 70 mph off the Lone Peak summit (closing it down) and on to this face.

But skiing another chute of the face was a sweet accomplishment and the snow had accumulated nicely on the face, blowing 70 mph off the Lone Peak summit (closing it down) and on to this face.

Heading into Yellowstone's Northwest corner for an escape, I could hear elk calling as another snow squall closed in.  More than usual, this week, the Montana saying "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes" seemed spot on, as we watched systems blow in, get caught on peaks and in valleys, and move on,

Heading into Yellowstone's Northwest corner for an escape, I could hear elk calling as another snow squall closed in.  More than usual, this week, the Montana saying "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes" seemed spot on, as we watched systems blow in, get caught on peaks and in valleys, and move on,

Yellowstone is of course rich with geological learnings and wonders.

Yellowstone is of course rich with geological learnings and wonders.

Finn and I practicing our Sky Patrol Dog carry, it was going really well until she decided to start licking my face.  I am still pulling blond feathered fur out of my mouth too btw Finn, thanks for that.  Ah, well that's family for you.

Finn and I practicing our Sky Patrol Dog carry, it was going really well until she decided to start licking my face.  I am still pulling blond feathered fur out of my mouth too btw Finn, thanks for that.  Ah, well that's family for you.