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Smith goggles worth the hike . . . even in the heat of summer

by Ski Utah Yeti June 30 2010 6 Comments

It is very difficult to retrace your winter footsteps in the summer.  With that said, I was determined to find my beloved Smith goggles and Dakine beanie lost in a yard sale, ski crash this past February.  My friends were quick to tell me that I would never find the lost pieces.  They reminded me that since the crash, four months had passed while 300 inches of snow had fallen and since melted. 

Against all odds, I walked uphill, trying to retrace the events that took place four months earlier.  I skirted by a red fox and a buck, climbed over rock after rock until I felt that I was in the “right” spot.  I scanned the slopes near Alta, and suddenly my eye was caught by a white, Dakine beanie lying on the ground.  Triumph, I really couldn’t believe that I had navigated the summer slopes to find my winter gear.  However, my goggles were not with the beanie.  I knew the goggles couldn’t be far away, so I combed the area for 10 more minutes.  Sure enough, a shiny object down in the bushes drew my attention.  Scrambling downhill quickly, I was reunited with all of the items that I “yard saled” four months before.     

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You gotta love our winter past time, because even in the middle of summer, my attachment to goggles and a beanie sent me on an adventure and allowed me to relive a few turns from this past winter in Utah.

Please share your ridiculous tales of finding lost gear. 


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In search of The Greatest Snow on Earth®, the Yeti ultimately landed in Utah. Ski Utah has hired the Yeti as their official mascot and slopeside reporter. Follow the Yeti to get the latest info on local pow stashes, crazy events, storm totals, and tips and tricks on the best ways to maximize your Utah experience. The Yeti is also known to throw out the occasional swag.. so be sure to stay tuned. Yeti knows best!

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