Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

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Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by mikesee » Wed Mar 22, 2023 5:14 pm

I recently joined Jeff Creamer for a novel traverse of SE Utah, using skis, feet, and boats to cover 7+ days of corrugated terrain.
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I've written a bit of a travelogue on my Exposure page, and shared some moving images there:

https://mikesee.exposure.co/skirafting-utah
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Please have a look when you have a moment.

Thanks for checkin' in.

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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by TallGrass » Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:50 pm

mikesee wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2023 5:14 pm

https://mikesee.exposure.co/skirafting-utah
Please have a look when you have a moment.
From above



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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by JB TELE » Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:26 pm

Hey Mike, I think I bought that CRKT bearclaw off you at last year's roundup. Are you going to make it out to the cali roundup this year?



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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by Stephen » Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:22 am

@mikesee, awesome trip and really enjoyed reading your write up!
It ain’t telemark, and I don’t care.
Thanks for posting.



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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by Manney » Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:53 am

No towers or chairs visible. The group was earning its turns.
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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by mikesee » Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:32 pm

Stephen wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:22 am
@mikesee, awesome trip and really enjoyed reading your write up!
It ain’t telemark, and I don’t care.
Thanks for posting.

I was on DIY TTS bindings.



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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by fisheater » Sun Mar 26, 2023 8:32 pm

Thank you for posting Mike. Impressive adventure, even more to be able to document so well



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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by mikesee » Wed Mar 29, 2023 9:37 pm

JB TELE wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:26 pm
Hey Mike, I think I bought that CRKT bearclaw off you at last year's roundup. Are you going to make it out to the cali roundup this year?

No current plans. Are they talking rescheduling because of all the snow?



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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by spopepro » Thu Mar 30, 2023 7:42 pm

Dude that's a great trip. I have long dreamed of a packraft to do some adventures in this spirit (but, uh... maybe a little lesser).

Looking through your other stuff--you've taken that packraft down some serious descents. Do you come from a WW kayak background, or is there something else that prepped you for that? I would have a hard time believing in the inflatable boat through some of the terrain you've covered.

How often do you find you need to put skins on? I am also a strong believer in the patterned base and am always looking for how far I can push them. Admittedly, I'm kind of abandoning tele for these kinds of things due to never finding a suitable boot that fits so props to you for toughing it out.

How much did you have to fight with keeping things dry, or are you and your partner just dialed? I feel like it would be a struggle for me on a trip like this.

Thanks for posting.



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Re: Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Post by JB TELE » Thu Mar 30, 2023 9:56 pm

mikesee wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 9:37 pm
JB TELE wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:26 pm
Hey Mike, I think I bought that CRKT bearclaw off you at last year's roundup. Are you going to make it out to the cali roundup this year?

No current plans. Are they talking rescheduling because of all the snow?
We rescheduled from mid-may to early june because of the snowpack. Good call because its massive right now. I volunteered to do the initial planning/organizing and convincing the APA to change the dates after already posting them was a bit of an awkward situation. Going to be an epic year!



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