Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Bozeman Peeps… scenic hikes for me and the wifey?? Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) Author Posts March 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm #571427 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Heya.. Well.. I’m being flown out to Bozeman for my final interview :thumpsup: . It will take place on a Friday, so I’ll have an opportunity to check out some scenery. I want to take the wifey on a hike to show her some moutain views… Any suggestions? This would be purely a foot hike.. no touring. March 18, 2009 at 4:29 pm #615560 splittilps 154 Posts Views FROM the mountains may be tough to get on foot because of snow but you could try Sypes Canyon or the M trail, both at the southern tip of the Bridgers. You may be able to get to the summit of Baldy from either of those trails. Sypes is looking pretty snowy right now. For good views OF the mountains, I would drive out to Headwaters state park and/or Buffalo Jump state park. They’re both west of town and have nice views looking east. Those are both real easy strolls. March 24, 2009 at 5:24 pm #615561 samh 726 Posts Drive up into Hyalite Canyon (if you have access to a Subaru or 4 wheel drive vehicle). That puts you up in the mountains and there are a number of trails that are nicely packed out for hiking on. -- samh.net March 24, 2009 at 10:54 pm #615562 nickstayner 700 Posts Packed out for hiking… yes indeed! Descending Blackmore Creek on Friday, we blew past numerous hikers. Needless to say with their wet feet they were a little jealous of us having a great time riding down the slushy, bermed out trail. March 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm #615563 lifelinksplit 282 Posts sorry to hijack but how was the stability in the area nick? might be trying for something nice in that general area this weekend. and hikers heading up blackmore in march, who would’ve thunk it 🙄 March 26, 2009 at 12:13 am #615564 nickstayner 700 Posts Hey Lifelink, we rode the Ribbon that day, which isn’t very representative of the general snowpack in the area. No obvious signs of instability on the way up (except on obviously sun-affected aspects). I won’t go into a detailed report, but we dug two pits including one right at the base of the couloir and found moderate stability, but things broke BIG when they finally did. Buddy held a 200+ chunk of dense hardslab for a minute! We proceeded very cautiously and bagged a killer line in outstanding condition. But after reading the avy report today, I think the relative stability we find may have been isolated. Be careful, have fun and dig lots of pits! I’ve been thinking that the Blackmore region offers some of the best splitboarding terrain anywhere. Besides the obvious great terrain and easy access up there, you can ride in board mode the entire 5 miles out the drainage! I only stop twice to unbuckle. I love that kinda stuff. /end thread hijack. March 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm #615565 samh 726 Posts @nickstayner wrote: …you can ride in board mode the entire 5 miles out the drainage!… /re-open thread hijack/ That is awesome. /end thread hijack/ ps – the road to Hyalite is closed from April 1st to May 15th. -- samh.net April 1, 2009 at 7:29 pm #615566 lifelinksplit 282 Posts sounds like you definitely found some of the rare pockets of stability. we were planning on heading into cottonwood to give a go at hellmouth, but high winds and a lot of new snow kept us riding pow on the east face of blackmore. btw our pits were all over the place. in the same pit a column failed while isolating with Q1 and right next to it got CT15 with Q2. Gotta keep a good eye out right now. oh and riding waist deep pow with full pack on the way out was actually really fun :thumpsup: April 1, 2009 at 7:29 pm #615567 lifelinksplit 282 Posts sounds like you definitely found some of the rare pockets of stability. we were planning on heading into cottonwood to give a go at hellmouth, but high winds and a lot of new snow kept us riding pow on the east face of blackmore. btw our pits were all over the place. in the same pit a column failed while isolating with Q1 and right next to it got CT15 with Q2. Gotta keep a good eye out right now. oh and riding waist deep pow with full pack on the way out was actually really fun :thumpsup: April 2, 2009 at 3:55 am #615568 nickstayner 700 Posts Hey Lifelink, good to hear you’re using the Blackmore TH to access the Cottonwood/Hellmouth region. Back in the day before the thing became popular 😉 seemed like most folks were trudging up the Cottonwood drainage to get there. BTW, a good friend of mine did the Hellmouth back in January and replaced/left hardware for rap anchors in two different places. Good to know! Too bad the Hyalite’s closed for a month and a half. I’d get after it with you in May if you’re still interested. Thanks for the snowpack info too. An interesting year! April 9, 2009 at 5:17 pm #615569 nickstayner 700 Posts Sorry to hijack this thread once more, but this picture turned out really well and shows how damned fat some of the mountain lines are going to be this spring. Bigger than I’ve ever seen this thing for sure. I mean, it’s called the Ribbon or the Laser. Not so this spring! April 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm #615570 samh 726 Posts Gorgeous. -- samh.net April 18, 2009 at 1:12 am #615571 lifelinksplit 282 Posts nice pic! it is shaping up ok this year, however I feel a little spoiled after skiing whitetail on july 16 last year with only a small runnel. I hate to say it but I kinda hope things start to consolidate so certain lines settle down a bit. anyways never bad to get 2ft dumps in april. woo hoo April 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm #615572 lewmt 570 Posts anyways never bad to get 2ft dumps in april. woo hoo If you like crust on deep heavy snow to ride in. Holy motherfucker yesterday was the roughest I’ve ever had. The line was one I’d only ever gotten once before so it was nice to have conditions set up with this storm for a shot there. Then again I took a really stupid climb out and 1000 switchbacks in deep heavy mank left me torched :banghead: . What a difference a day makes. April 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm #615573 samh 726 Posts @lewmt wrote: …The line was one I’d only ever gotten once before so it was nice… Just remember that part of it and screw the rest, Lew ; ) -- samh.net April 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm #615574 lifelinksplit 282 Posts anyways never bad to get 2ft dumps in april. woo hoo If you like crust on deep heavy snow to ride in i was more meaning for setting up lines for spring, but the new snow we have been getting isn’t to shabby lately. Went and rode some nice pow at teton pass(little hill in montana not WY) last weekend and things have been pretty nice locally as well. I am kinada jonensin for things to settle a bit so we can get after some bigger things though. hope everyone is gettin out and enjoyin the snow May 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm #615575 samh 726 Posts LifeLink – I’m looking for some partners for the Spring. -- samh.net Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.