While Powder days in October happen they are few and far between, so in a effort to take advantage of the conditions I met up with Jason and Josh Hummel for a overnight trip on Heliotrope ridge.
I made it to the trailhead a hour after them so I quickly threw my gear together and rushed up the hill taking advantage of the last hour of sunlight. I fortunatly made it to camp at sunset while Jason snapped a few pics of the alpenglow.
Serac fields on Coleman Glacier.
That night winds were brutal and sleep was kept to a minimal at our campsite.
The moonlight over the coleman Glacier was amazing.
The wind kept blowing until early in the afternoon as I bootpacked up the ridge in proper snowboard fasion while the Hummels effortlessly skinned.
Once arriving at the summit Josh did a sick huck
Then we took a few laps in the 6 inches of wind deposited pow.
Surprisingly it was rather epic conditions for October.