Island Park a couple of weeks ago

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

The day after the road trip to Preston in Idaho, Searle and I decided to make a small road trip up to Island Park, Idaho to do a little exploring…the never ending search for snow. Considering it was late January, one might think we were disappointed in the amount of snow we found. Unfortunately, a less than favorable snow year had conditioned us so that the snow we did find left us feeling very lucky to find such epic deep powder at least 9 inches deep. How bad are snow conditions when 9 inches of powder on top of a 2.5 foot base leave you feeling happy and rewarded? (more…)

Road trip to Preston, Idaho

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Two weeks ago, myself and a couple others decided to mob down to Preston to see what kind of terrain is there and what the snow conditions were like. Two weeks ago was just before the big dump of powder that Dan was talking about in his “Epic” post. Preston didn’t disappoint, we didn’t find heaven-like conditions but we found likable terrain and favorable snow. (more…)