|Original Jackson Hole Aerial tram, 2005|
Picture 100 happy sardines -- I mean happy skiers and their skis and poles and snow boards and bulky ski suits -- crammed in there. Better than the old 50-person tram, to be sure. We're above the treeline, ascending more vertically along the last stretch and up close and personal with Corbet's Couloir, a sheer rock face that in winter becomes a suicide drop on every hot-dog skier's do-or-die list.
Corbet's Couloir. Aren't you inspired to ski right off that cliff?
Some serious geologic uplift, subsidence, and at one time, glaciation going on, too. Click on the photo to enlarge for detail.
I am not a religious person, but there is something about being at the top of a tall mountain that makes me feel close to The Divine.
Grand Teton peak viewed from Rendezvous.