First split boarding experience! A totally unexpected adventure that has always been a dream of mine. After snowshoeing into the Peter Grubb Hut with 3 badass women and 1 token male, @cerobbin generously offered to lend me her split board, boots, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack so that I could explore the backcountry. A split board is a special kind of snowboard that turns into cross country skis with skins that go over them, allowing for steep ascents. At the top of the mountain, you take the skins off, snap the skis together to form a snowboard, and reset the bindings to ride down. Since there are no mountain safety personnel (or even cell service) in the backcountry, it’s really important to carry avalanche equipment and have a knowledgeable guide. Luckily, I had @charlie.eaton to show me the ropes! We summited a 9015 ft peak (a 1200 ft ascent) and rode down the backside. Even though it hadn’t snowed in 5 days, we got fresh powder from top to bottom and found an untracked chute🤪❄️ Then we had to climb another 1500 ft to get out! It was one of the most physically demanding things I’ve ever done, but so fun and such a novelty. A huge thank you to @breannslifeoflove @hjoyblake @cerobbin @charlie.eaton for a truly memorable trip!!!