During the winter season of 2009-2010, I lived and worked at Watson Shelter, Alta, Utah. It was an experience I am very thankful I had. I skied nearly everyday, often on great powder; worked alongside and came to know remarkable people. I miss the lifestyle, despite its’ challenges. To get home I put skins on my telemark skis and climbed halfway up the mountain. It would take me about a half an hour. My bathroom served as my darkroom; In return, I awoke to spectacular views and often had first tracks on powder days.
Anyway, I have just returned from a visit to Alta and am acutely reminded of how much I love the people and the place. I was immediately put back to work during most afternoons, in exchange for lift tickets and food. I was surrounded by a radiant group of people, active and living what they are passionate about.