Forums Trip Reports Photos: Basin Mtn 4/11 and Mammoth Crest 4/12
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    bcd
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    Here is yet another installment of photos from the East Side. On Monday we went up Basin Mountain for a fine day of powder/corn. Tuesday brought 10-12 feet of wind, so we took an easy day on the Mammoth Crest for more pow.

    Halfway up Basin Mountain:

    Eric admiring: Mt Locke/Mt Emerson/Peak 13,112/Humphreys/etc…

    Eric beginning the 5000 foot descent of Basin Mountain:

    Looking back at the upper half of Basin:

    Late day corn:

    Skiing through the burn area on Basin:

    Uptrack:

    In Hamil Bowl:

    Brian topping out on the Mammoth Crest:

    Somewhere on the Mammoth Crest:

    #581616
    NoKnees
    336 Posts

    Great stuff….Love it… Keep the photo TR’s coming…

    Greg - NoKnees

    #581617
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Nice shots BCD. Looks like you put together 3 great days in a row. I really like the one of the burn area on Basin – very Eastern Sierra-ish. How did the NE couloir on Humphrey’s look to you? I’m cautiously thinking about a long Sunday this weekend down in the Buttermilks. Humphery’s would be incredible, but the “lower hanging fruit” chutes closer to the road look amazing too.

    #581618
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    another one of your epic backyard jaunts 😀

    #581619
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    Cool stuff, bcd, I really like this shot 8)

    @bcd wrote:

    Brian topping out on the Mammoth Crest:

    #581620
    bcd
    232 Posts

    @joesnow wrote:

    How did the NE couloir on Humphrey’s look to you? I’m cautiously thinking about a long Sunday this weekend down in the Buttermilks.

    It looks pretty good. The photo of the Humphreys basin was taken around 1:15pm, and the NE Couloir on Humphreys was already going into the shade. But that might not be an issue since it could still be powder in there. Eric returned the following day to ski Kindergarten/Checkered Demon and said the snow was amazing, even after the sun was past.
    Right now the road isn’t completely melted out to the trailhead, but it’s pretty close. Maybe an extra 30 minutes or so of skinning across the flats, and you’ll be able to ski right back to the car at the end of the day.
    Go for it!

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