I had some time to kill last weekend so loaded my truck and headed south.
Didnt really have a plan but I wanted to splitboard in the henry mountains so I headed to the capitol reef area in central Utah. The henrys were the last range in the lower 48 to be mapped they are literally located in the middle of nowhere although they can be seen from everywhere. Snow coverage looked thin from afar.
It was overcast and windy that day so I thought the snow might not be soft enough to ride that day so I decided to go for a hike at the national park and splitboard the next.
That evening I headed towards the henrys to look for a place to camp.
The snow looked even sketchier from here. I decided that it wasnt worth the risk. I had limited route knowledge but it looked like I could be in for a miserable bushwhack after my descent due to the lack of coverage.
Turned around and headed west. There was another range on the way back home that I wanted to check out.
Saw this guy eating some road kill.
Spent a cold night in the tushars and skinned up this guy. The one on the right. I think its called lake peak.
Sorry no more snow pics. I rode the south face around noon and it was still locked up above treeline. It was much colder and windier than what the weather report said. Wasnt too much fun I was kinda bummed so I didnt feel like waiting for it to soften up so I rode the 2000 or so feet all the way down. It was still fun still to get into the mountains and explore But I wish I would have planned better to optimize the snow conditions.