Forums Trip Reports Dos texas renegados invadir las Tetons para las vacaciones Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Author Posts January 3, 2013 at 2:23 am #577979 samblack 21 Posts 13 December Leave El Paso headed for Jackson… 18 hours arrived in the Tetons 15 December Headed up to Teton Pass to get a few laps in and wake up the legs… the pass was pretty hammered but we found some nice untracked snow in the trees off the nose 16 December It’s snowing and we’re off to the park. Headed up Wimpy’s and it kept dumping! 2 powder runs were a sign of things to come… 17 December After a bit of a late start decided to slog/break trail in over a foot of fresh up Shadow… hours later we were rewarded with some excellent GFP…. 18 December After the all day slog in the park we lapped it at the pass 19 December Headed over to Taylor for a day off 20 December Headed back to the park for this run 21 December Groomer off of 25 short 22 December Went up to this canyon to hit a line we saw from Disappointment the other day 23 December Back at the pass for another day of rest- Ended up doing the bowl tour from the top down to below the taylor lot. 24 December Powder day at the pass again. Deep runs down Glory’s NE Ridge, Coal Creek, and a lap on Taylor 25 December Sunny powder day on Wimpy’s for Christmas followed by gourmet dinner 26 December This line is kinda eye catching especially with a couple feet of fresh- It was a bit of a difficult boot, but probably the turns of the trip 27 December Another day off… quick spin up Taylor 28 December Chute the moon- 29 December Took a tour up a canyon again and found ourselves at the base of this- We booted up a bit and didn’t really like the stiff windslabs and the one eerie collapse, and therefore bailed on it Still got the firmness in the Cave 30 December We had to head back to the desert but we took one quick lap on Shadow Wow, I’ve just completed my first TR! It took about as much effort as I expected so I’m not sure how many more I will post. Sorry about the skier photo’s but 513A can likely rip better than many of you, and can fix your broken bones too! Enjoy the winter as I’m off to the east coast for a bit and 513A is headed out to fight for our free-Dom we enjoy in Americuh! January 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm #663826 TEX 2486 Posts Nice Job Gents. I thought I was the only splitboarder from Texas. You guys ripped it up :bananas: January 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm #663827 brg 141 Posts Hey great job guys, you completed a season worth of shredding in a short time. I noticed you did not mention names of the lines in the park. The first one is the spoon couliour on disappointment peak, the second big line was the west the hour glass on Nez Perce, the third was the sliver on Nez Perce and the one you bailed of off was the ellingwood couloir. Nice work. January 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm #663828 nomad 288 Posts Nice work nailing it on a condensed trip. Looks like conditions are prime (until the next snow)! January 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm #663829 UTAH 830 Posts Dam you guys got it done out there, that little pinner looks siiiiick. January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am #663830 dln 146 Posts way to get after it guys!!! :thumpsup: January 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm #663831 nickstayner 700 Posts Nice post! Just rode the Sliver yesterday in less-than-optimal conditions yesterday… looks like you hit it right. January 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm #663832 wasatch surf 979 Posts jealous January 5, 2013 at 2:35 am #663833 samblack 21 Posts Yeah, that was a good trip for sure. I have never experienced such a good combination of snow and stability in Jackson, especially in December! I didn’t put the names of the lines down as I was once told that that is a very bad thing with rumor of severe consequences for posting of such information on-line (FYI, if anyone needs any wolf creek pass information shoot me a pm). The sliver was supposedly pretty “firm” before we hit it. We got first tracks after the recent snow and it got hit hard with wind and people after that. Oh, and we are not from Texas, just spending some time there! January 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm #663834 barrows 1490 Posts Nice! Way to slay it on a dedicated mission. You guys packed a lot if great riding into a short trip, and were also rewarded with some excellent conditions. January 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm #663835 nickstayner 700 Posts @samblack wrote: I didn’t put the names of the lines down as I was once told that that is a very bad thing with rumor of severe consequences for posting of such information on-line Good on ya for showing respect, and generally I agree (esp for Bozeman area stuff). But for Jackson two things kinda destroyed that idyllic notion- Turiano’s (awesome) guidebook, published in the late 90s, and Steve Romeo’s http://www.tetonat.com/ . In fact if you go to Steve’s site you can find each of the Park lines in your photos named and depicted on a little list under “Teton Descents”. As well, the GTNP lines depicted in your photos are more or less “trade routes” known to pretty much everyone who skis up there (not saying this to downplay your Teton send-a-thon at all, just offering perspective). But to each his own. January 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm #663836 nickstayner 700 Posts Also- here are some photos from my Sliver jaunt a few days later. Your conditions are definitely enviable! January 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm #663837 samblack 21 Posts Nick, I was not trying to show respect for anything. I was being sarcastic and trying to display a lack of respect towards some coloradtittude that we encountered at Wolf Creek Pass last winter (and previously in north Routt County, CO). I was advised in both locations that internet write ups are bad for “their” areas. We spent a day at Wolf Creek Pass and had the zone figured out without a guidebook or internet advice, and found the local’s “stash”. Jackson is busy and well known for a good reason, and I don’t think the Turiano book has much to do with that. I spent a couple winters in Bozeman, and can’t say that blackmore is a junkshow because of the Turiano book. I think that a line/area/range/zone/peak’s popularity, and trade route status to a lesser extent, is based on quality and ease of access. FYI-at least your bootpack up the sliver probably did not consist of as much wallowing as ours! January 9, 2013 at 5:54 am #663838 chrishami 194 Posts @samblack wrote: Nick, I was not trying to show respect for anything. I was being sarcastic and trying to display a lack of respect towards some coloradtittude that we encountered at Wolf Creek Pass last winter (and previously in north Routt County, CO). I was advised in both locations that internet write ups are bad for “their” areas. We spent a day at Wolf Creek Pass and had the zone figured out without a guidebook or internet advice, and found the local’s “stash”. Word. Are you on tele tips? Recently I did some interwebz research on the Wolf Creek area, some crazy localism there for sure, murderous librarians and shit. That poor foamcore skier guidebook dude got run right off the goddamn web! Lots of folks on teletips had run-ins with the locals too. Since my father in law got a place nearby I’ve started riding a lot more on WC pass and I’ve already experienced one dick on the skintrack. Mostly nice folks to be sure, but still, when you see one doucher out on XC skis and he won’t give you the goddamn time of day, it makes you think. I’ll take any beta you’ve got, thank you very much, and share what I know with anyone who cares enough to get out and ride it. Oh, and I’m originally from Texas, so already pretty much hated throughout NM and CO. And I don’t even ride in jeans and camo. 167 furberg 163/26 Venture Helix Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.