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The plan was to rally in Portland and embark on a shred-quest, the scale of which had been witnessed by none of us before… The team consisted of myself, Rob, his brother Brad, Brad’s best friend Ryan, and fellow ski team alum Karl. We’d rally in Portland, drive 6.5 east to Halfway, OR. From there we’d meet up with the Wallowa Alpine Hut guides at the Carson House and spend one last night in civilization before plunging into the wilderness. The following morning, the guides would tow us into the woods behind a snowmobile for roughly 6 miles, at which time, we’d skin an additional 2.5 miles and 2000 vertical feet to the Norway Basin yurt. The yurt would serve as our back-country skiing base-camp for the next 5 nights.