We received a nice little refresher of snow, and I’ve been wanting to get in a good chute for a while. Chief Joseph has plenty of those.
Chief Joseph doesn’t have a shortage of chutes but these two in particular have been on my mind ever since I first visited this area. To make matters worse, Chief Joseph is visible from pretty much anywhere in the Joseph/Enterprise area, we have a good view of it from our house, and during the summer I get to stare at it for a good 20 minutes everyday coming home from work. To say that Joe haunts me is an understatement. The stars aligned today and I had a chance to see what these lines are all about up close.
I’ve been wanting to ski Chief Joseph Mountain since the first time I visited Joseph. Chief Joseph looks over the town of Joseph and taunts me everyday I walk out the door. Conditions turned me around a couple of weeks ago, today I was determined. The early bird doesn’t get avalanched, so Emily and I were out the door at 4 AM ready to tackle one of the many chutes on The Chief. Continue reading