• Snurfer replied to the topic Howdy in the forum Utah 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Ha ha, I’d love nothing more than some big October dumps… and on and on through April 🙂

  • Snurfer started the topic Howdy in the forum Utah 4 weeks ago

    Greetings

    Hope everyone is well and has had an enjoyable summer. Several months of PT have my shoulder about 70%. Turns out I had a type of tearing that has to heal on its own, followed by frozen shoulder. Now I’m just trying to get overall fitness back and recommit to not being a negative do nothing.

    Apart from that I have nothing interesting…[Read more]

  • Hey Nic

    Good to see your post. While I generally agree with what you’ve written, I’ve become far more extreme in my own views. I’ve come to the point of view that despite having good intentions, those who profit from nature while lobbying to support it, are at best their own worst enemy. Driving hordes of like minded folks out into the…[Read more]

  • Probably not of any interest to most of you go-getters, but I go as minimal as possible and maybe some other weirdo will find this of interest.

    I rarely ride anything capable of sliding these days and I never carry my my board on my back, making my requirements pretty simple – it’s got to be extremely light and comfortable.

    So… My last…[Read more]

  • Very disheartening to learn only 1500 citizens have commented on Mountain Accord, despite the comment period being extended time and time again. Friends, PLEASE if you haven’t already stood and been counted go educate yourself and participate, don’t be lazy.
    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2382810-155/op-ed-mountain-accord-is-utahns-chance

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 year, 5 months ago

    Way to stay motivated Switchback, it’s certainly been a rough season.

    With yesterdays storm came the realization that I’ve only toured about five times in 2015, so early this morning I rallied up Cardiff. The conditions were pretty damn good! First time I’ve done anything remotely steep for a while and my first time riding any aspect of Superior,…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 year, 5 months ago

    Way to stay motivated Switchback, it’s certainly been a rough season.

    With yesterdays storm came the realization that I’ve only toured about five times in 2015, so early this morning I rallied up Cardiff. The conditions were pretty damn good! First time I’ve done anything remotely steep for a while and my first time riding any aspect of Superior,…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 year, 5 months ago

    Way to stay motivated Switchback, it’s certainly been a rough season.

    With yesterdays storm came the realization that I’ve only toured about five times in 2015, so early this morning I rallied up Cardiff. The conditions were pretty damn good! First time I’ve done anything remotely steep for a while and my first time riding any aspect of Superior,…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 year, 6 months ago

    Wait, what????

    From Wasatch Snowforecast

    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 thi…[Read more]

  • Snurfer replied to the topic UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions in the forum Utah 1 year, 6 months 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 year, 6 months 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 year, 6 months 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 year, 6 months 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 year, 6 months 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 year, 6 months 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 year, 6 months 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 1 year, 6 months 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

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