Ruby Mnts Round 2 | Team Mammut

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ruby Mnts Round 2

A few weeks ago I had another opportunity to head over to the Ruby Mountains to make some turns and socialize with the Ruby Heli crew. My trip was brief. In actuality it was less than 24hrs, but we made quality use of the time. The intention of my visit was to see if we could get in a few last season photos. The owner of the heli outfit, Joe Royer, is a fabulous photographer and has some of the most stunning terrain at his disposal. Generally Joe is swamped with managing the heli operation. Yet occasionally windows of opportunity present themselves for shooting photos. Such circumstances necessitate a lull in heli work and the weather’s cooperation. These periods are rare and usually short, but certainly worth taking advantage of. Up until a few weeks ago there had been no such openings, as the Rubies had suffered from minimal snowfall and tumultuous weather all winter. However, the benevolent heavens developed sympathy for the range and chose to show some love. Plenty of angel dust and sunshine ensued. My brother called and I was on the road the next morning. It was time to go play in the Rubies’ heavenly gift.

We all set out at 5 am in the cats, geared up for making some quality photos and having some fun in the snow. Mother nature had already provided the ultimate backdrop, as the weather, snow and terrain couldn’t have been more ideal. It was then up to us to do the rest. In addition to Joe, Jon Marshall, another gifted photographer, decided to join the photo escapade. Jon was visiting from Montana and working as a guest guide. With that there were 5 of us in total: myself, my brother (Jamie), Joe, Jon and Francy (Joe’s lovely wife). We had a fabulous time and the results of our efforts are provided below. Jon Marshall captured all of these photos. I have yet to see Joe’s pics, but I imagine they are strong, like always, and will surface eventually.

Enjoy!

Erica Laidlaw


Erica Laidlaw
Photographer: Jon Marshall


Erica Laidlaw
Photographer: Jon Marshall


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