Mica Creek Heli  January '08

I awoke on New Years Day at Snowbird Utah at 630 am to get early tram on an epic blue sky deep day in utah.  That night I got word I needed to head up to Mica Creek the next day.  I booked a ticket, that night I was staying up at Snowbird and had to make it to Brighton ski resort the next morning, I didn't have a car and had to make it over to Big Cottonwood Canyon.  I awoke early at Snowbird, took the bus up to Alta, took first chair over to another chair.  Then hiked out of bounds and over a peak and through a valley until I was at Brighton.  Took care of some work there then bombed down the canyon in a car my friend lended me.  Got home, packed, did the errands.  Sped to the airport.  Landed in Kelowna British Columbia at 11pm.  Slept in a hotel from midnight til 330am.  Drove 5 hours to the heli pick up on the side of a logging road 2 hours out of Revelstoke.  It was snowing for the majority of the drive and there was no phone reception.  Kinda gnarly.  I got to the heli pick up 10 minutes late.  No sign of the heli.  I got some much needed shut eye in the car then awoke the sound of a chopper coming in from the fog.  The Heli lands right next to my truck and within the hour I am skiing waist deep blower pow - 4000 vert with my friends.  The lodge is pimp, the food was sooo good.  Beers tasted excellent.  And so on.  Mica Rules.

Julian Carr