*Shortened TR: get the whole thing here with high resolution photos
We got to Great basin and drove up its access road. we set up camp on a dry concrete platform that sits a few thousand feet under Mt. Wheeler's summit. Our ski ascent was on the straight strip of snow on the left.
That evening we went up into the bristecone grove, the largest collection of the oldest organisims on earth. We hung out all afternoon and had a blast, the trees are insane. 3,000 years plus old.
We headed 2 miles back to camp and shut down shop for the night, in the morning we were going to ski somewhere on the mountain. We hiked up to the grove again then over to a massive straight chute to the top of Jeff Davis Peak. The going was slow rotating between skis and bootpacking.
from near the summit of JEFF DAVIS we found a true gem of a chute. We saw it from the grove the evening before but it ended on rock, thats ok lets send it. The chute was massive and Brett stuck around on the cliff to take photos.
I got some photos too as Brett descended
I milked the apron after the talus slog.
FUN FUN FUN