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  • #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!

    #663826
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Nice Job Gents. I thought I was the only splitboarder from Texas. You guys ripped it up :bananas:

    #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.

    #663828
    nomad
    288 Posts

    Nice work nailing it on a condensed trip. Looks like conditions are prime (until the next snow)!

    #663829
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Dam you guys got it done out there, that little pinner looks siiiiick.

    #663830
    dln
    146 Posts

    way to get after it guys!!! :thumpsup:

    #663831
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    Nice post! Just rode the Sliver yesterday in less-than-optimal conditions yesterday… looks like you hit it right.

    #663832
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    jealous

    #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!

    #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.

    #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.

    #663836
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    Also- here are some photos from my Sliver jaunt a few days later. Your conditions are definitely enviable!

    #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!

    #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.

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