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  • #579970
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    4-27-14
    Emerson and kindergarten with swanny:

    5-2-14
    Dana Plateau solo day. Unknown chute > S chute:

    It goes!:

    Powerhouse still technically goes most the way down:

    Now I’m ready for some Saddlebag slayage!

    #676664
    Coon
    43 Posts

    Heck yeah! Sweet shots. That first coolie looks all time.

    #676665
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Bad Ass chute’n BG

    #676666
    C balke
    74 Posts

    Emerson and Kindergarten look sick!! good work!

    #676667
    CascadEagan
    45 Posts

    Holy shit those chutes on the first day are so sick.

    #676668
    JimmyC
    351 Posts

    Nicely done!!! Beautiful pics as always.

    #676669
    brainsteak
    87 Posts

    dude! that is fine selection! pics are f’n beautiful

    #676670
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    Good to see some Sierra stoke in such a dry winter.
    Thanks!

    #676671
    recyclbin327
    9 Posts

    Nice post, I think we were at Wahoo a day or so before you were there. You ever driven to Emerson from the other south side of buttermilk road from the 168? Don’t know if my car can take the road from the buttermilks again…

    #676672
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    There was a couple people that were up in wahoo the day we were there from the tracks we found on the way out. We drove in buttermilk and out the back way. The back way is longer but a tad smoother (actually the very start of it off the highway is pretty bad for a car). After doing both I’m not sure what I like better. I almost prefer buttermilk approach in my truck. There’s only a couple 4 low spots and bam you’re right back at the climbing area. I would never take a subaru or the likes back there.

    #676673
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Sweet stuff BG!

    When you thinking for Sbag?

    #676674
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Just got back from there 😉
    I want to go back out but prob not gonna be for a week or so. Its super fat back there. I was lucky enough to find about 10″ of blower at north peak today!!! Best line of the season too.

    #676675
    C balke
    74 Posts

    @bgnight wrote:

    Just got back from there 😉
    I want to go back out but prob not gonna be for a week or so. Its super fat back there. I was lucky enough to find about 10″ of blower at north peak today!!! Best line of the season too.

    Jealous!! I was wondering who was going to hit it after that little storm. Which side of North Peak did you ride?

    #676676
    jimw
    1420 Posts

    Duh! He rode the chutes (yes plural) of course! Bastard. 🙂

    OK, lets see more boring epic photos… 😥

    #676677
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Sick sick sick! Photos and terrain!

    #676678
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    5-8:
    Rode my bike up the Saddlebag (never realized how much that sucks with a heavy pack. Worst part of the day). I ran into 2 skiers from Tahoe at the dam. They walked the entire road that morning 😯 and did not seem happy that the Forest Circus had the gate closed. They told me that the Mammoth Crest got 10″ of snow and they expect the same up high in this area. I thought they were high! To me, it looked like it snowed about 1-2″ tops at the bottom and maaaaybe 3-4″ up high. Glad I was wrong and they were right! They ended up skinning up to Conness and and I watched them climb Y chute. I’m sure it was as good if not better than what I got. It stayed cloudy for the most part today which was a good thing given what the sun does to powder in May. Otherwise, the new snow smoothed things out and should transition to some really good snow in the near future.

    The chute had awesome snow but rode a bit more off camber than normal at top. You just had to adjust your technique a little:

    The next chute. I’ve been wanting to hit this one forever and finally got in epic conditions. It rode much more fluid than the first chute and it couldn’t have been better snow. Being regular footed and the best snow being on the skiers right side I was able to make high speed bank turns the whole way down while my sluff stayed right down the gut (and there was some big slough!)

    Above the rock choke on steepest part:

    I love the entrance!:

    Perfect pow in steep couloirs in May! :rock:

    Foreshortening doing it’s thing but you get the idea:

    Started a nice wet slide on the sun baked snow outside the chutes:

    #676679
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    You’re killing me…

    #676680
    rjc
    69 Posts

    Good stuff! kinda motivated now

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