After watching the weather for the last two weeks, I decided that yesterday would be the best opportunity to go down to the Ruby mountains and ski the TC couloir. I have never been in the Rubies. There seems to be a lot of motorized recreation. In fact, we were the only backcountry skiers NOT using a helicopter.
Here is the trailhead. There are so many coolies to explore here that if I lived here, my car would be here a lot!
The approach to this classic line is less than 15 minutes from the car. It's on the buttress to the lookers right.
The depth of the snow made for a brutal booter, but awesome descent.
The view from the road is deceptive. The line appears very steep, but is not more than 35 degrees and is very consistent. I was pleased. The other funny expectation I had was that it was going to end in a dramatic saddle, kinda like most Sawtooth coolies. You get to the top and there is another MUCH larger mountain RIGHT behind it.
Bob wanted me to take a picture of him crossing the creek. Most people don't want a camera around when crossing a water feature in ski boots. I obliged, but he never fell in as per our agreement.
We did it as a day-trip. It made for a long day, but I think it was worth it to ski the line in good condition. I highly recommend it. I will even go down there with you... if you drive.