Forums Trip Reports Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31) Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) Author Posts June 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm #578733 BGnight 1382 Posts 5.24.11 I haven’t got much done this year outside of Tahoe and resorts. Thankfully, this last week I finally got on steep lines in good snow. Considering how dismal our winter was it felt nice to get some late season riding in. Last week jimw and I went out to check out the North Peak couloirs. We approached from the back and topped out to see it untracked and in prime conditions! 2 climbers (non skiers) were climbing it and they gave us a thumbs up on it being soft when they topped out. I’m jimw and this is MY bathroom! Conness. I’d hit two of these on the left next week. Looking into our line. You can see the heads of the 2 climbers coming up. jimw stoked!: I’m pissed we didn’t climb and ride this one too but it was getting late and we were both dragging a little ass. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t ride for 3 weeks :nononno: . It got hit the next day by a couple Tahoe locals and they said it was money: Our tracks: 5.31.13 I went out on a solo mission to hit a couple lines on the north side of Mt Conness above the Conness glacier. It had snowed about an inch a few days prior. The new snow smoothed things out but was kinda sticky which is why I just rode the couloirs but didn’t ride down the glacier. Still good coverage for a low snow year: My lines: The snow surface was really firm and I was glad to have 2 axes and my crampons. I had to wait a while on top to let things soften. Oh yeah, my fitwells kick ass for kicking steps! I ended up booting this line twice to hit my other line. The second time up I cruised up in half the time due to it being soft and the booter already in. Time to shred it! Views: My next line: Looking down: Dropping! (yeah, it was steep) June 1, 2013 at 8:27 pm #668609 wasatchfreeride84093 200 Posts Sweet stuff man! Lots of those pictures look kinda like the Andes, sweet to find cool places in the lower 48 June 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm #668610 tjstrick 6 Posts Great TR BGnight! Way to get after it. I’m blown away by the coverage for such a low year. I may need to make a trip myself for next weekend. Great parting shot of the Sawtooth (?) range. Was that from last weekend? June 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm #668611 aliasptr 282 Posts Sweeeet! Looks like a blast man. I miss the Sierra! Thanks for the stoke! June 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm #668612 nickstayner 700 Posts Great TR BGnight! Thanks for the late-season stoke. June 4, 2013 at 2:20 am #668613 JimmyC 351 Posts Awesome photos!!! Nicely done. June 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm #668614 shoestring 197 Posts Nice TR – always psyched for the BG stoke… Probably should have hit that area on 5/25, but was hoping to find some good snow off Sonora. Instead we found mostly dirt and suncups, though the Y Couloir looked sweet from a distance (we got a late start). The snow was so lame that we headed to Tuolumne to climb rocks…seems like we should have hit the Conness area. Walking on the PCT at least the view was nice slight chance for a volcano trip, but seems like i might not be making any more turns until the fall… June 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm #668615 SchralphMacchio 474 Posts Radness guys. I am so lame that I’ve missed eastside in the Spring 2 seasons in a row now. WTF? Need to get the sand out of my you-know-what. shoestring, keep hope alive! I’m heading up to Mt. Adams this weekend to keep the dream going longer! June 11, 2013 at 4:05 am #668616 schwalbster 321 Posts Nice job guys! Looks like a blast! :headbang: After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity. June 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm #668617 spruce cabin 263 Posts Beautiful! (Jimw, that is. :wink:) Wonderful pics all the way around. That last shot blows me away. :thatrocks: ‘Em are some lucky bovine! June 25, 2013 at 4:53 am #668618 jbaysurfer 947 Posts Nice work dudes. Yeah, that looked steep Brooks. :thatrocks: June 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm #668619 Method 151 Posts Giddee-up 😀 :drool: August 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm #668620 ale_capone 864 Posts Awesome looking lines, and scenery! What a sick area you have there. Here’s to hoping you have better conditions this coming winter. :guinness: Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.