Sawtooths & Cheap Tequila

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of journeying up to the Sawtooth Range in Idaho for a week of living in a hut and backcountry skiing. I departed Colorado with a group of friends old & new, aiming to explore the steep scars of the Idaho granite and maybe even ski a few of them.

Our first day on trail was admittedly one of the harder days of skiing, if you can call it that, that I've ever had. For roughly five miles we trudged up a mellow climb in pairs of two, each pair hauling an expedition sled full of the groups gear. Beers exploded, sleds emptied themselves onto icy slopes, and we got worked. 

For the rest of the week we skied all around the hut, having our fair share of some amazing spring conditions. If I only took away one thing from our trip, it was that the Sawtooth Range has some of the hands down best skiing terrain in the United States. Also... and this should be something to remember, you can drink as much cheap tequila as you wish as long as there is a wood sauna. You'll never have to worry about hangovers in the morning if you play your cards right. 

The rest of the story can be told through some photos.

 Drew Herder takes a break after the death haul up on the first day.

Drew Herder takes a break after the death haul up on the first day.

 Mt. Heyburn looms over you most of the day. 

Mt. Heyburn looms over you most of the day. 

 The views were alright.

The views were alright.

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 Drew Herder making the FA of La Pissor WI 4

Drew Herder making the FA of La Pissor WI 4