(Last Updated On: January 28, 2013)
Our third day in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia found us, uh, somewhere. Susan took us towards a 3,000’+ straight shot that ended up having the perfect combination of altitude and aspect to escape the winds and heat that had ravaged many a slope in the area. This run was sheer bliss, with a little bit of everything. First, some eye candy:
At the top, a bald eagle gave us a fly-by in front of the magnificent Mt. Joffre.
Interestingly, an eagle did the same thing on my last run in BC almost 2 years ago. Both times, we remarked that it must just be our friend Jack giving us the go-ahead for a sweet run. Thanks Jack! Susan dropped in first:
The top was steep and alpine in flavor, but this quickly gave way to the hero turn section of this giant run.
Susan shows off some perfect form:
From there, the run became a gluttony of pillows, lining both sides of the run. Ski pillows, traverse, repeat. For 1,500′ or so. So fun!
We ended our day with beers at the trailhead and an amazing fog-filled sunset- a perfect capping to the day.
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