One of our goals for winter hiking is to be able to go the same distance or longer than we can hike. The idea of hiking up to Trial Lake and skiing downhill is soooooooo tantalizing. That means we need to get gear for Alpine Touring. We rented gear this time around. The rental boots totally tore up our feet, which was expected. Ignoring the blisters on our fee, this was the first time Ryan has ever been on skis and not scared out of his mind. It was a BLAST. Utah is the best!