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  • #587065
    joesnow
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    Yea Jim, it goes. Maybe not as clean this year as other years (this is borrowed from Towlie from a previous year):

    Here’s a couple of pics I marked up showing parts of our route (red is descent, blue is ascent):

    The out on Blacksmith was a tricky thin bushwhack. Dan was navigating the flat creek bed area with only one foot strapped in when he collided with a tree. He was in obvious pain (and even a little shock) but still rode out through the steeper, thin snow’d, thick tree’d mess down to Robinson Creek on his own, and never let Toby and I help him pack his stuff out. Dan can speak for himself, but it appeared to be a really deep bruise, and hopefully no worse.

    #587055
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    A few more to add to Dan’s:

    BCD:

    Gimpy & Buddy:

    BCD (and most of the Hulk):

    ‘Twas an irie kind of day. Good luck with the healing Dan.

    #586980
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Looking pretty good down there BCD. Love those fractured cloud shots from Esha. May have to come down that way soon.

    #585108
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Did mine on a mountain bike – I’m actuallly surprised you haven’t done yours that way yet? Terrain Parks keep the ER doctors pretty busy around here too though.

    Does (or did) it feel like it was just hanging out of the socket for a few days after the injury? That’s the body naturally relaxing those muscles to try and get the thing to heal. It’s a wierd and uncomfortable feeling. My remedy was physical therapy where they do heat, ice, weights, stretches and a lot of shoulder fatigue! Those guys can make a grown man cry with a 2 lb weight! It was a full 2 months of PT to get it totally fixed.

    I think I need to get back to some stregthening, as Fall time mountain biking and a ski crash or two have reminded me it’s still weak compared to the right shoulder. Take care of it, old people tell me shoulder surgery really sucks.

    I learned a lot from some Ttips vets, might want to do a search there.

    #584920
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Powderhouse was good times this morning. Top was all soft, bottom was only 4″-6″ over a rain crust base. The splitters were representin’.

    Mountain Voodoo:

    BCR – back in action!

    #584006
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    A big Sierra spring slab slide on Dunderberg from sometime in May 2005.

    The lowest skier on the ridge started a small surface slide (trigger point was just above the rockband below him). Small slide ripped down to much deeper layers (and ultimately the ground) as it gained momentum:

    Resulting slide path from above (with 3rd ski partner and dog indicated). Less than 30 seconds after it cut loose:

    View of “Climax” crown from the side. You can see the initial smaller crowns above.

    Crowns from Below:

    Debris Pile and Slide Path from Below:

    Fortunately no one took a ride or was T-boned by this one!

    #584012
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Does this constitute gettin’ sum?

    Yesterday on the South Shore rim trail:

    #583835
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Take it from a pro: If you’re convinced that one dump on the pot means ditch the diapers, be ready to have a few disgusting sessions of ringing out the panties in the bathroom sink, and running extra laundry loads.

    Ecobrad – dude, that might be a little high to be tossing the child.?

    #583834
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Take it from a pro: If you’re convinced that one dump on the pot means ditch the diapers, be ready to have a few disgusting sessions of ringing out the panties in the bathroom sink, and running extra laundry loads.

    Ecobrad – dude, that might be a little high to be tossing the child.?

    #583718
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    Shoot, I wish I had a homey with a sled for those same very reasons (thinking Fallen Leaf Rd, Tioga Pass, etc in the winter).

    Paging Mountain Voodoo!

    I’m thinking about Fallen Leaf Lake Road and a playground that rhymes w/ “Whacked Bag”…..yes ‘bilers can be good.

    #582321
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Sweeeet trip to the Glider. The gap between those walls…..wow! Nice job on some of the most remote Tahoe-Sierra terrain. That mountain is a tough and rough one to navigate, and it looks like you guys did well on your route choices.

    #581921
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Considering the light we had that day (and now knowing it was intentional), it looks good. Although I may be raining on my own parade a wee bit, I like the Echo / Angora footage even more than our east side stuff.

    #581919
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    bcr –

    Did I fugg up your camera whilest filming at Horse Creek? It does go from good clean light to a Martian tint in the scenes between gimpy’s descent and yours. Sorry man, it is tough to manage anything other than the simplest rock and stone tools for this caveman.

    – Joe

    #581915
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Righteous!
    Great work as always BCR.
    Nice way to end the work week.

    …..and it looks like the Kings are gonna win one tonight too.

    #581812
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    We strongly considered heading up to Twin Peaks during a trip a few weeks back. We had a great day on Horse Creek Peak never the less, but your report convinced me to stomp up into that cirque in the near future.
    Nice work! (and good skier pics too.)

    #581710
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Right on Dan! Sounds peaceful, exciting, ambitious, character building and lonely all at the same time – a perfect adventure.

    I’ve got to say if I ever get the nads and rope to try this trip, I think I would tend to agree with Moynier about going from South to North. Two reasons being: 1. All of the descents would be on North Facing lines, 2. the wind and sun wouldn’t be in your face as much.

    ……..as I write this from a cushy chair in a 68 degree house with a bathroom right around the corner.

    Good luck to Dan.

    #581617
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Nice shots BCD. Looks like you put together 3 great days in a row. I really like the one of the burn area on Basin – very Eastern Sierra-ish. How did the NE couloir on Humphrey’s look to you? I’m cautiously thinking about a long Sunday this weekend down in the Buttermilks. Humphery’s would be incredible, but the “lower hanging fruit” chutes closer to the road look amazing too.

    #581588
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    @bodhi wrote:

    Bcr,

    Love any kind of Beta you could give me about Dana Plateau from your experiences this past Sunday…we are doing Mt. Dana down and up onto the Plateau this upcoming Sunday…we are leaving SoCal Thursday night for a peak or two in the Cloverleaf Lake Cirque area (behind Mt. Morrison), then hoping to hit a start on Dana and around 2am Sunday…

    peace,
    D.

    Bodhi – You are getting after it early with a 2:00 AM start! If you are intent on doing both Dana and the Plateau (which I would highly recommend based on our view of a fat and untracked Solstice from the Plateau on Sunday) then you’ll probably want to take a different approach than us. You really want to approach Dana from the highway near the park entrance and ascend the north ridge. Probably the best approach for this would be to start from the Powerhouse and skin up the drainage towards Ellery Lake (past the ice climbing cliffs). From Ellery Lake stay on the road until you reach the north ridge of Dana. After skiing the Solstice (or Dana Couloir), just head due east towards the lowest spot to gain the plateau. Study the plateau lines from below so you understand where the entrances are in relation to one another…….cause from the top it all looks the same – like the end of the earth! Keep in mind that 3rd Pillar, Ripper, Coke Chute, all take you down a much different drainage than the Powerhouse chutes.

    Have a great fuggin’ time.

    Gumpie – what is a timberfamer?

    #580862
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    The moderator making tracks:

    And skier tracks 8) :

    #581522
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Great job in bagging those two sweet lines in primo conditions! Babycham looks fat, and it’s not even sloughing! You guys hiked up the Cross – wow…….maybe I shouldn’t talk after our trip up the coke chute. 😯

    @philfort wrote:

    We did see some folks ski something refered to as the “hanging snowfield” (with a dog no less).

    The hanging snowfield is just the normal way back to the car for Buddy (gimpy’s dog) after bagging Babycham.

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