Forums Trip Reports Fountain of Youth 2012 Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Author Posts June 8, 2012 at 4:48 am #577008 bcrider 4149 Posts This year marks my 5th year in a row (3rd for Skyler) for a tradition our family calls the Fountain of Youth. As always, the trip starts with a ride on the Echo Boat Taxi. A short walk from the boat dock, Sky checks out the frontcountry and Mt Ralston. He swears by those haraches on his feet At Lake Aloha we get the classic view of the Crystal Range. Normally we camp near the s/sw shore of Aloha but we always talk about camping up on the range at the pond proper. Since it was just Sky and I and there was no one to vote against it we went for it. Super proud of my boy for making the climb WITH full gear and overnight pack. You rule Skyler! The Fountain Camp Night Dawn Morning light Skyler dialing in some beats and getting in the zone for the day. First he does his chore and pumps our water. Time to shred, Skyler My turn After a couple warm-ups Skyler goes for the first ever fs/360 nose butter and nails it. Dad ups the ante with a long distance skim With an s-turn and 180 out Sky hits the camp skim And then gets the distance skim no problem Dad Great times with my favorite partner. I love you Sky and you make me proud on many levels. Time to ride down and head home, Skyler. Skyler stoked at the bottom. Knowing these mountains and the memories we’ve made in them will be with him forever makes me happy. We imagined breaking a piece of this ice chunk off and floating back to the east shore. Looking back We made it back to the dock with 30 minutes to spare before the last taxi. A welcome sight and ending to another great trip. Special Thanks to aksltxlt and dishwasher dave too! :thatrocks: June 8, 2012 at 6:22 am #656970 FreerideFitness 72 Posts If you fall in the lake not be as effective sand-moving snow? 🙄 Fun!! :headbang: June 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm #656971 BGnight 1382 Posts Awesome Chris! June 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm #656972 FirstAscent 111 Posts I remember reading your TR last year as well, what a cool tradition to have! June 14, 2012 at 4:13 am #656973 earthmaggot 22 Posts Awesome, Chris! You got me sold, I am gonna try to find this on Tuesday (any help pointing me in the right direction would be awesome!!! nudge, nudge) And, I would definitely dig some company if anyone is interested in joining me and my dawg! June 15, 2012 at 12:23 am #656974 HansGLudwig 601 Posts @earthmaggot wrote: (any help pointing me in the right direction would be awesome!!! nudge, nudge) My best guess. . . 38.856917, -120.161584 +38° 51′ 24.90″, -120° 9′ 41.70″ Here it is on Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.856917,-120.161584&hl=en&ll=38.854949,-120.156441&spn=0.034823,0.069437&sll=38.858959,-120.150089&sspn=0.069643,0.138874&t=p&z=14 Check out the Google Earth imagery data from 5/25/2009. Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ June 15, 2012 at 4:03 am #656975 earthmaggot 22 Posts oh sweet thank you! yea i was looking over his pics, looking at maps and kinda picked out that area too (well, roughly haha!) June 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm #656976 dln 146 Posts Awesome !! :thumpsup: June 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm #656977 skier666 5 Posts So sick….badass TR…well done. June 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm #656978 powderjunkie 1669 Posts nice tradition you guys got going there. i’ll have to crash it some year. nice butter Sky :headbang: June 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm #656979 bcrider 4149 Posts Who’s up for a day trip tomorrow??? June 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm #656980 earthmaggot 22 Posts Chris, this is so inspiring, I sure wish I had the day free. June 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm #656981 SchralphMacchio 474 Posts so awesome Chris, looks like the best Fountain of Youth trip yet! Pretty awesome to see Sky getting all of his camping gear and skills dialed too … you guys should work up to a high school graduation SHR tour 🙂 July 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm #656982 wasatchfreeride84093 200 Posts I thought it was pretty rad you were carrying splits with your giant daypacks, well done… Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.