First 2011 Tearsheet- Powder Magazine Feb. 2011 issue

This trip wasn’t what we expected. Blue skies were rare and fleeting. Whiteout conditions were the norm and the oft uttered phrase ‘skiing inside a ping pong ball’ came to mind. Often. We planned on spending 5 days traversing the Wallowas from Halfway to Joseph in NE Oregon. We ended up spending only 3. The third was essentially a 2 for 1 sprint to the finish for we feared being caught in a precarious position with high avalanche conditions. Nonetheless I have to thank mates on the trip CB, JR, Matt, Arthur, Doc from Seattle and Powder Magazine for sending me on this fun assignment.