Day 10 East Fork

Distance: 6.6 miles

Vertical: 2200'

The Bridger Teton Avalanche report rates avalanche danger as high and they don’t recommend travel in avalanche terrain, especially on north facing slopes or slopes that have held snow since the October storms. These aspects are prone to large, deadly, slab avalanches.

I had one day at Targhee, and that was OK, but skiing anything but powder is too hard on my body, so Frost on Rocks and I decided to have a short day in the East Fork. We agreed that we should limit our terrain to south facing slopes.

Moose Brush South Face

It was a long slog breaking trail into the East Fork. It’s amazing how lazy most skiers are. They will walk past the East Fork, or any backcountry ski area, if no trail is already broken.

We found a lovely moderate south facing slope to ski. We did 4 runs. A lovely day.

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