Forums Trip Reports More Eastside stoke (UPDATED with more pics) Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total) Author Posts May 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm #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! May 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm #676664 Coon 43 Posts Heck yeah! Sweet shots. That first coolie looks all time. May 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm #676665 TEX 2486 Posts Bad Ass chute’n BG May 6, 2014 at 11:53 pm #676666 C balke 74 Posts Emerson and Kindergarten look sick!! good work! May 7, 2014 at 1:09 am #676667 CascadEagan 45 Posts Holy shit those chutes on the first day are so sick. May 7, 2014 at 2:33 am #676668 JimmyC 351 Posts Nicely done!!! Beautiful pics as always. May 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm #676669 brainsteak 87 Posts dude! that is fine selection! pics are f’n beautiful May 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm #676670 Rico in AZ 559 Posts Good to see some Sierra stoke in such a dry winter. Thanks! May 8, 2014 at 12:54 am #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… May 8, 2014 at 4:45 am #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. May 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm #676673 bcrider 4149 Posts Sweet stuff BG! When you thinking for Sbag? May 9, 2014 at 1:50 am #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. May 9, 2014 at 3:59 am #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? May 9, 2014 at 5:45 am #676676 jimw 1421 Posts Duh! He rode the chutes (yes plural) of course! Bastard. 🙂 OK, lets see more boring epic photos… 😥 May 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm #676677 aksltxlt 621 Posts Sick sick sick! Photos and terrain! May 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm #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: May 11, 2014 at 1:31 am #676679 fustercluck 668 Posts You’re killing me… May 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm #676680 rjc 69 Posts Good stuff! kinda motivated now Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.