Grant, Alex, Jolene, Jackie and I went on a ski tour in the Wasatch to send out the new year.  Due to the precarious snowpack we chose a conservative route up Little Water Peak and an equally mellow ridgeline descent.  We saw evidence of many avalanches and even stumbled upon the debris from a recent skier-triggered avalanche that buried a local skier.  He was saved by a quick and well-rehearsed rescue by his ski partners.  The site of the accident was remarkable in it’s mellowness- about 30 degrees in pitch at the start zone.