bcrider lays down a
sweet rooster tail above the Bradley Hut
to the Bradley Hut last week for some mid-week fun.
been quite the splitboard community growing over on the
couliormag.com forum and we are planning our own little
festival in Utah around the 1st of April. It should be a good
time with MFG support and all. The Sierra chapter
decided to have it’s own little warm up event and take
advantage of some favorable conditions.
We worked a
full day on Monday and planned on picking gimpy up in SLT on
our way to the trailhead. Unfortunately he had a heel spur
bugging him and he couldn’t come.
We made it
around the lake and decided to use the 7-11 at the Squaw
Valley entrance as our staging area to dial in our packs
and gear as opposed to the darkness of the trailhead on the 89
with cars whizzing past
us. We started hiking at 9:11pm and must have got some
strange comments for people passing us as we walked along the
road to the alternate trailhead. Like look at these idiots…
they must be lost. Little did they know we weren’t and knew
exactly what we were doing. The plan to hike the 5 miles to
the hut that evening meant we could get an early start in the
morning with fresh legs.
the hike in once before made this trip a breeze and the almost
full moon gave us plenty of light. It also scared us a little
when it came up over a
ridge ˝ way in the hike, we thought somebody with headlamps
was coming up on us it was so bright. We made it to the hut in
2hrs 20mins, had a beer I carried in and hit the sack.
mmcpheet starts the night skin