Beartooth Mountains: Skiing in May

This is me! Standing at the top - about to drop in. 
This is steeper then it looks! Here's a pic of my skiing buddy Jonathan -
making summer turns down the Gardner Headwall, Beartooth Mountains, Wymont.

Gardner Lake still frozen down below……  
Starting point elevation: 10,852' & finishing el. roughly 9,985' — After skiing down, we had to hike back up other side, gaining about a thousand feet. It was 37 degrees & it rained / sleeted on us while we were hiking back up. The hike out isn't too bad - only takes about 15 − 20 minutes. It's very steep though. 

There was much less snow this year. A lot more rock was exposed. The Beartooth Basin was unfortunately unable to open, due to lack of snow. But I still had a blast skiing the Gardner Headwall! If your interested in summer backcountry skiing — Here's a blogpost (with more & better pictures!!) from 2014 with my summer skiing adventures. Check it out skiing in July: http://gracierb.blogspot.com/2014/07/flying-by-skiing-in-july.html  
& skiing in June: http://gracierb.blogspot.com/2014/06/skiing-in-june.html 

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