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  • #574592
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Rolled out early for a half day. Not keen on doing any cross-country so I headed into Rowe bowl. Went up the south shoulder for a run on the north aspect. That was key, anything that has seen sun was a little baked….

    ^^Gets windy sometimes.

    ^^The usual suspects, Cameron Lake & Summit Knob. You in there Wade?

    ^^The line of choice. Some softish wind blown, sluff was running real slow.

    ^^Which one was knuckledragger couloir?

    Also managed to destroy a toe-strap (guess what folks? It happens!), bend a pole and de-lam the tail of the mullet; all on the skin up. Interesting ride out. But hey, turns are turns! Nice mellow day. Light was shit, sorry for the poor photos.

    That was Pontus

    #638041
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    Looks like a fun day.

    If that was yesterday, I was in there somewhere…riding this:

    The Knuckledragger is the one that runs from the summit of Rowe….ie. higher up along the ridge you dropped from.

    P.S. There’s (sadly) no north aspect in there. The side you were on is pretty much east, the side with the trees is almost pure south…. (pure) north is a very scarce commodity in the park.

    #638042
    mrash
    61 Posts

    @treepilot wrote:

    Looks like a fun day.

    If that was yesterday, I was in there somewhere…riding this:

    Nice Line!

    #638043
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Sick line indeed! Another first decent in the park?

    Heh… perhaps I should look at a map more often. My bad.

    That was Pontus

    #638044
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    Unsure, but likely hasn’t seen tracks before. I know a skier who hit the bowl, but made a hard traverse to the far looker’s right (rider’s left) and dropped through the more open spot.

    The line we took through the rocks is actually spine shaped – hard to tell with the red line over top. Would have been a lot more fun if we’d gotten the powder conditions we expected (and had up high). Wound up with board pen of about 1cm over top of knife hardness. Good times for sure.

    A better view in this unmolested photo.

    #638045
    Kyle Miller
    510 Posts

    Nice work guys.

    Wade is that photo from late spring looks like it could use a foot or ten of snowpack.

    #638046
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    Photo taken last weekend, when I put the pilot back in treepilot….

    Snow pack is actually about 25% above average. Despite a fairly sheltered location, the anabatic winds do a pretty good job of scouring. My theory goes that our rib/spine was actually a monstrous uphill drift – explains the hardness… as the freezing level wasn’t that high elsewhere, nor was it pen/knife.

    Wind sucks eh?

    Sorry for the threadjack Dave! 🙂

    #638047
    russman
    689 Posts

    @mrash wrote:

    @treepilot wrote:

    Looks like a fun day.

    If that was yesterday, I was in there somewhere…riding this:

    Nice Line!

    Hell yeah that’s a sick line!!

    #638048
    numbernine
    104 Posts

    that line is straight up sketchy… 😯 shivers up my spine, you are a braver man than i!

    #638049
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Hey, crazy stoke doesn’t count as a threadjack! Thanks!

    That was Pontus

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