Member Snurfer

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 5 days, 20 hours ago

    Wait, what????

    From Wasatch Snowforecast

    http://www.wasatchsnowforecast.com/2015/03/22/getting-our-mojo-back/

    Storm system moves in on Monday, lasting through Tuesday with mountain snow showers likely. Accumulations should be 6-12″ in the Upper Cottonwoods with 3-8″ elsewhere in the Wasatch.

    Huh, guess I know what I’ll be doing after work this…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 6 days, 9 hours ago

    Sure thing, I’d be happy to show you the SG course if you want.

    I didn’t get far up Sawmill Basin road, mostly because my truck feels like it will come apart on rough roads. It did get pretty muddy and snow at the first blind swithback, so I bailed for Starr Springs and the Southern Henry’s. As far they go, I rode my MTB to Stanton Pass and…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 week ago

    Ideally I’d like to shoot for under 48 hours, if for no other reason than not having to carry much food (water is plentiful). But reality being what it is, it may take me longer. Generally the running community does it under thirty hours, but I’m not sure how much night running I want to do. Besides I like to gawk at scenery,take lots of photos…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 week, 1 day ago

    Thanks Dan! I’m headed out tomorrow for two days exploring this, if you can get away.

    http://www.nps.gov/dino/planyourvisit/splitmountaincampground.htm

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hey Logan, I’m sorry about your hip man, I spent eighteen miserable (mostly emotionally broken) months dealing with hip and back issues. It’s good to hear you are thinking of getting out. I’d certainly join you if I wasn’t mid-vacation and about to hit the road again for some scrambling and MTB in eastern Utah.

    Anyways, super stoked you’re on…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hey Logan, I’m sorry about your hip man, I spent eighteen miserable (mostly emotionally broken) months dealing with hip and back issues. It’s good to hear you are thinking of getting out. I’d certainly join you if I wasn’t mid-vacation and about to hit the road again for some scrambling and MTB in eastern Utah.

    Anyways, super stoked you’re on…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hey Logan, I’m sorry about your hip man, I spent eighteen miserable (mostly emotionally broken) months dealing with hip and back issues. It’s good to hear you are thinking of getting out. I’d certainly join you if I wasn’t mid-vacation and about to hit the road again for some scrambling and MTB in eastern Utah.

    Anyways, super stoked you’re on…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hey Logan, I’m sorry about your hip man, I spent eighteen miserable (mostly emotionally broken) months dealing with hip and back issues. It’s good to hear you are thinking of getting out. I’d certainly join you if I wasn’t mid-vacation and about to hit the road again for some scrambling and MTB in eastern Utah.

    Anyways, super stoked you’re on…[Read more]

  • Wow, this made my morning Switchback. What a fantastic trip and your timing couldn’t have been better. Thanks for sharing :)

    Curious, are you planning a Sawmill Basin approach of the Henrys? 50% chance I’ll be in that area.

  • 45°… Oh you must be referring to slope angle, not skin track angle… lol

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    No pics worth posting, just obs

    Have to take and injury break from running so I headed out west to explore a random canyon with my beater split and the mountain bike. Let’s just say the Stansbury’s have not fared well at all.
    South facing is completely bare up to at least 9500′ in most areas
    SW/W/NW is terribly lacking, not rideable
    N through…[Read more]

  • 35° are you serious? That is extreme in my opinion, I would have been booting up it. Also I don’t normally associate crampons with wet snow, but rather ice.

    My go to angle is about 12°, give or take few degrees…. YMMV

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 3 weeks ago

    Indeed, I would have liked to talk more about boarding with him. While my friends and I were were talking kite surfing and ski touring with his lady, he spent considerable amount of time at the Furberg/Phantom display looking at the boards and flexing a pair of La Sportivas.

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thanks Nic, the feeling is mutual my friend. Its always good catching up with you. Next time on snow :)
    Thanks Taylor, hope CO is treating you well. I didn’t go out on any of the tours for the fest, so I’m wondering about tour reports as well.
    On another note, a mutual friend introduced me to my snurfing idol at the opening night. The father of…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Since I haven’t broken out ‘big bird’ this season (195 swally) I decided to get out for a dawn patrol up to the PC ridge. Sorry no action shots, just self indulgent phone art pics….

    It was a bit boney at the trail head, but blower above about 8000′. Was able to snurf it clean from the PC ridge to my truck, or about 2.5 miles. Big bird carries…[Read more]

  • Switchback, have a great time and stay safe. Turns out I’ve got commitments here in town anyways, but it looks like the goodness has come north as well :)

  • Areas of southern Utah are getting copious dumpage, from the I-15 corridor eastward to the Henries and Abajos. Anyone making a pilgrimage?

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Since I was (am) a misanthropic weirdo and didn’t socialize with anyone during the WSF figure I’d better post something. A heinous day of bushswhacking (even by my standards) turned up some cool terrain and some much needed, yet variable turns, followed by the mother off all brushaineering routes. And for the record; fuck private property in the…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Since I was (am) a misanthropic weirdo and didn’t socialize with anyone during the WSF figure I’d better post something. A heinous day of bushswhacking (even by my standards) turned up some cool terrain and some much needed, yet variable turns, followed by the mother off all brushaineering routes. And for the record; fuck private property in the…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Since I was (am) a misanthropic weirdo and didn’t socialize with anyone during the WSF figure I’d better post something. A heinous day of bushswhacking (even by my standards) turned up some cool terrain and some much needed, yet variable turns, followed by the mother off all brushaineering routes. And for the record; fuck private property in the…[Read more]

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