Since there's not much snow to ride here in park city, and since i have a broken ankle now, I've been thinking a lot about fly fishing! Here is a short film Ian and I made from a day floatin' utah waters. Boy i sure hope the snow comes soon, its december 9th and im still day dreaming about fly fishing! Soon the ankle will be healed up, and the snow will soon fall......
November has been a bit dry on the snowy side of things. We have only had a few storms this month, which didn't produce much. It's looking like a repeat of last year! Either way, the trout are hungry this time of year! I have had a dry-spell the last 5 times out fly fishing and finally broke it by catching a few nice brown's...
Ian's first cast laid him into a nice rod bender, a fat brown that got away after a few minutes of fighting!
Cold times out on the river this time of year!
FINALY! a trout for neil! Boy my luck was bad for a bit there!
The snow should be here any day now........... Getting excited for WINTER!!!
Pete Obrien is a mad man. He was up at Alta shredding pow and documenting during and after every storm October brought through. There was some deep days up there! Espesially for the month of OCTOBER!!!
After a long hike to cascade cirque a few days earlier on goat trails, Ian and i were anxious to get up to the snowfield, except following the right trail this time! This is a great hike. You start off waaay down at the valley floor, and climb up 4000+ feet to the snowfield. There was a good amount of snow up there, cant wait to go back with more ENERGY!!! Still have to make it to the summit on another day!
The sun heated things up quick, so i was hikin' in my overall's!
Beautiful view of the Provo Valley
Our play ground for the day- Timponogos snow field lookin' good for Oct14
Ian turning it out on the Snurf Board, possibly the 1st snurf decent down the timp snowfield??? You just never know!
My first turn's of the season on the snowboard... Always awkward but FUN!!!
Next time i go to Timp i'm getting to the summit, no questions!!! Energy is Key for this mountain... It is BIG
Brother Ian and i wanted to get the legs fired up, so what better mountain to climb then Mt. Timponogos? You can start at the valley floor and climb 5ooo+ feet to the top, which is insane for utah. Our goal was to hit the summit, but we started off on the completely wrong trail which led us to the base of the waterfall at the bottom of cascade cirque instead! We were 2 miles in and the trail stopped! We had no choice but to bushwhack as far as we could go... We made it up to the gut of the cirque and boy, it was a work out! Check out the great views!
The start of the hike. Not knowing that the trail would end so soon, we kept trotting!
After about 3000 feet of scrambling and bushwhacking we made it to Cascade Cirque- Epic Views!
I brought the drum along for some extra weight in the pack to get those legs workin'... Sure worked!
Possibly the first drum session to go down in Cascade Cirque...?! The Billy goats seemed interested!
Check out this pack of gruff Billy's. Must have seen 20 different goats that day!
Loooong ways down into Provo valley, here we go!
This gruff Bill was hanging solo, protecting his crew
Where did the trail go? oh ya, there was none! Talk about BUSHwhacking!
We followed these crazy mule deer and billy goat trail's on the way up and down, Sometimes leading us in to some pretty dangerous terrain! Would have been impossible without em', but it was pretty sketch following those things!... Thanks to the Mulies' and Billies up at Timp! They are some rugged creatures!
The morning of October 1st was a great sight to any winter lover's eyes. The wasatch got a nice dusting of snow up to about a foot at the top. That means it was time to grab the Snurf' and head for the hills to see what we could get! The views and colors this day were amazing from a photographers stand point. My brother Ian brought our camera along for the hike to capture the beautiful sights... Check out his photos!!!
This was the view driving up the road to the pass
Rovin' up to the start our hike...
Up on top of the ridge looking back into Big Cottonwood
I got to thinking how sweet it would be if the colors were like this all winter long.... Now that would make some really interesting tree skiing!
My first snurfin' turns of the year, rocky but successful!
This photo here is from October 6th. Zack, Ian and i went on another hike to find some isolated pow still left behind. We found this choice patch as well as a few others and had a good old time!
Not bad for October 6th!!! Full on snurf' run!
Check out these short Clips from our day Snurfin'!
August is a great time for camping in utah. The temperature is far cooler then salt lake and pc, and most of the skeeters have died off for the season. My brothers and i decided it was time to go do some hikin'. The fishing at this zone is epic! Justin, Ian and good friend lance "Monkey" made the hike over ___ peak around noon... I had to do some work that day so my buddy jabroni and i hiked up later around 5:30. The views are epic, Doesn't get much better then sleepin under a clear starry sky!
Matt looking down into the valley where he forgot his smoke at my truck, allll the way down there by the little road!
Taking in the views on top of ___ Peak, before heading down into the basin
Soon we had forgotten about the forgotten ganj down below, cause the views were sweet!!!
Once we got down to the lake i rigged up my rod in hopes hooking into one of the many cruising cutthroats! This place is the shit!
The stars were epic, photo by Ian Provo
One of my favorites! Ian throwing some loops early morning in the long Johns!!
I choice west basin cutty...
Be back next year in the spring, with snowboards and fly rods in hand!
Went for a nice overnighter in the uintas, to go explore and fish some new water. Cr johnson and Zach Siebert joined my bro's and i. It was a great time, got down to 23 deg. that night! Brrrr..gets me stoked for winter!
Saw so many shooting stars that chilly night... Milky way photo by Ian Provo
CR, trying to reel a deal!
Ian and Dutch. Dutch is force not to be reckoned with!
The brother and i went backpackin to a small river in southwest Wyo for 3 days, in search of native Bonneville's... We found em! Had a great time exploring this new river. Pretty stoked to go back for the spawn next summer when the river is filled with large migratory cutty's!!! Here's some photos from the trip!
Just before i turned 21, ian and i set off on a mission to ride some peaks in the Uinta wilderness... The conditions and weather were perfect! We were planning on waking up early in the morning after camping in middle basin, and making it to the summit of Spread eagle peak, but the snowpack was rock solid and we had NO crampons or ice axe! ...bummer! Next time i go back im going to be ready, and have LOTS more energy! Had 2 great runs with killer storm snow on the first day, and great corn on the second.
^The route of our tour over ____ peak.. 1st day Green on the way up and down the other side, and the second day is in red coming down the face.
^The hike up to the other side!
^This line was waiting for us on the other side! It tops out at 11,800ft- higher than the BIRD! did i mention this is also Ian's first time really shredding lines on a board! Turns out some of the lines were a little much for him, but he nailed this one no problems!!!
^Not bad at all for the middle of JUNE!!! there was 5 inches of fresh storm snow when we came down, so money!
^The sun was going down and we found this choice dry spot to camp on
^Sun setting over Hayden peak and Ryder Lake below
^Sunrise earth, Spread Eagle peak 7:03am -Our plan was to summit the peak, but it was suuuper icy and we had no crampons or ice axe's. Dummy's! Next time i come back here i am going to be SO prepared!!!
^Back on ___ peak, waiting for the other side to warm up to proper shreddable snow!
^Boy the view's are epic on top of ____, will be back someday with proper equipment to shred the shit out of the peaks in the backround.... Massive lines to be had out there, Massive!!!