Forums Trip Reports April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total) Author Posts April 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm #578625 christoph benells 717 Posts We started at the tilly jane trailhead at 6:15. Ive gone up that trail way too many times. The telemetry read 13 inches of new snow in the previous two days prior, with winds no greater than 20 mph. The powder in the alpine was perfect! We crossed Eliot Glacier and headed up to the moraine separating snowdome and langille bowls. We scored a 3,000 foot perfect angle powder run into a steep access gully to the Coe Glacier. Turns with Barret Spur in background Access Gully Coe Glacier Area We bootpacked up Barrett Spur, it was really good powder except for the top 100 feet or so, which was a few inches of really light powder over textured ice. Barret Spur has a nice steep pitch. We toured up the Coe Glacier and back to Langille bowls. The Coe Glacier has some great scenery. We made it up the snowdome to about 8,800 feet. Plans were to go all the way up the top of the dome, but our legs were tired. A 9,500 vertical day was enough. We made some good turns down Eliot Glacier and back to the tilly jane trailhead at 3,800 feet. we got back to the car at 6 making it a 12 hour day, with 16 miles of travel, 8 miles on skins and 8 miles on boards. April 20, 2013 at 10:46 pm #667993 chronicracing 162 Posts Way to get after it! It’s cool you picked up Monitor and Barret this season, eye candy attained. :guinness: Seasons Greetings :doobie: Dont4get2getd0wn April 21, 2013 at 12:32 am #667994 barrows 1490 Posts Sweet Christoph! Way to get the timing right for some beautiful high alpine powder runs, and thanks for sharing them. April 21, 2013 at 1:35 am #667995 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts Sweet shots! April 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm #667996 hoglord 202 Posts Sick pix! What’s up with Rainier? April 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm #667997 christoph benells 717 Posts photos were taken by ryanirv, hes lurking on this board somewhere… April 22, 2013 at 2:05 am #667998 nwboarder82 166 Posts Dude that’s a pretty epic trip. We tried to hit snowdome on saturday, but the sleet and winds from friday night scoured that area. I would like hit that area this summer. April 22, 2013 at 4:21 am #667999 stoudema 551 Posts Nice man, way to get the goods in prime conditions. 9500 feet in a day is beastly too :headbang: April 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm #668000 nickstayner 700 Posts Good job Chris. Makes me want to put together a volcano circuit! April 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm #668001 Jefe009 675 Posts Nice timing Chris! You guys scored on the new pow. www.splitlife.net April 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm #668002 whistlermaverick 312 Posts Sweeeeet!! @j.memay April 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm #668003 Schralpinist 16 Posts Looks like an incredible tour! Nice work April 25, 2013 at 12:56 am #668004 powderjunkie 1669 Posts :thumpsup: traverse? but you went down. :thatrocks: April 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm #668005 ale_capone 864 Posts Great stuff! I still have a sealed envelope full of cash with your name on it. May 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm #668006 christoph benells 717 Posts @hoglord wrote: Sick pix! What’s up with Rainier? rainier is looking good to go here pretty soon! (check trip reports in about 30 minutes) hit me up when you wanna go. @powderjunkie wrote: :thumpsup: traverse? but you went down. :thatrocks: (photo from last season) the start is out of the frame on the left side of the picture, barrett spur is the subpeak on the right of the picture, our high point is just to the left of the icefall in the middle of frame. its basically traveling 8 miles across the entire north side of mt. hood. @ale_capone wrote: Great stuff! I still have a sealed envelope full of cash with your name on it. You probably rappelled off those ice screws months ago! cant wait to see what you get into up north man! May 2, 2013 at 8:10 am #668007 Snowolf 86 Posts Total eye candy!!! I love that side of the mountain and it looks like you timed it perfectly…. :thumpsup: Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.