Forums Trip Reports Washington Trip 2012 Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) Author Posts April 8, 2012 at 12:20 am #576781 bcrider 4149 Posts Here’s some pics from a recent trip to the great state of Washington for the Mt Baker Splitfest. I had only been to WA for snowboarding some 15 years ago and after this trip I couldn’t believe it took me so long to return. I’ve been sworn to tell you all that the snow sucks, the mountains are flat, and the locals are dicks. 😉 Joking aside, I’d go as far to say the place is a snowboarding mecca. It’s sick and there’s so much terrain….just don’t tell anyone I told ya. :thumpsup: The Olympics, just one small piece of the cascades Straight from the airplane to the skintrack in under 2hours. My kinda tour too….straight up from the lot! Thanks spicoli! :thumbsup: About 3/4 the way up, looking over to Alpental Chair Peak (I think) Met a mutual friend on the skintrack, Adam. He does the honors on “the slot” I’m stoked No shots within the line due to safety but here’s spicoli on the apron Towards the exit notch we go but not before a few more turns…. (spicoli pics) wiping the lenses clean from the cascade concrete 😉 Rainier The road to Mt Baker Mt Baker ski area which ironically is nowhere near Mt Baker proper and sits on the arm of Mt Shuksan Kyle, Ben, and Jon heading out for some sidecountry. Props to the ski area for allowing uphill traffic! Table mountain and the sidecountry, no wonder so many good riders call this place home On the skinner The skinner and booter up Table Mtn Topping out on table, can you tell I’m stoked to be here The view didn’t suck, Mt Shuksan Baker proper Jcocci getting some with the rest of the crew on deck in the upper left corner Too many tracks on the frontside so off to the backside we go, pic by Nomad Good snow makes for good turns More Mt Baker….next year! Kyle Miller b.s. spayin’ nomad rides strong and is fun to watch Chilling in the condo Friday night demo set-up and meet-n-greet at Chair 9 and a stoked lady splitter with the new Prior AMF and 12/13 Spark Blazes. The bluegrass band was good too but the dude kept getting closer and closer when he saw the camera….awkward. 🙂 The next day we aim for Shuksan Da crew Getting over an old avy crown = scary More skintrack stoke and amazing views (nomad pic) Kyle Miller out front (nomad pic) Getting on the upper Curtis glacier John on the booter Almost there Shuksan summit proper Glacier Bandit (nomad pic) Kyle on the glacier before the lines drop off into oblivion (nomad pic) The descent didn’t go quite as planned so no riding pics but if you look close you can see our tracks to the right down the White Salmon glacier Nomads pic and annotations. Our intended line in red (which nomad was able to barely make through safely due to ice), green is the rest of the group’s descent, yellow is another group of splitter’s line from the day 9hr day, 7k of vert, and a day I’ll never forget with a great crew. Thanks guys! 8pm Saturday night at Chair 9, by 9pm it was standing room only. Big ups to the organizers, all the sponsors, and attendees! The next morning the Karakoram boys set up some stoked splitters with demo bindings, Chad from Jones snowboards throwing the shaka. The next day back to the Baker sidecountry where I crossed paths with the Chimera crew and wasatch surf. Great to see you guys! On the road back to Seattle. Kyle and John taking in the view at Chuckanut Bay. Day 5, to Kyle’s backyard in the Crystal Mountain backcountry we go, jcocci slashin’ Kyle on run 2 Seattle and Mt Rainier in the distance. I’ll be back for sure! Hopefully with the family someday too. Thanks again to jcocci, mrs jcocci, and the rest of my WA friends for the hospitality! you rule! :thumbsup: April 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm #654908 JimmyC 351 Posts Beautiful!!!! Very nice TR!! April 9, 2012 at 1:40 am #654909 BGnight 1382 Posts Nice pics! Love the one of Adam dropping in the slot. April 9, 2012 at 1:44 am #654910 nickstayner 700 Posts Excellent! April 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm #654911 singlewhitecaveman 242 Posts Sick! I had no idea you guys got up on Shuksan. April 10, 2012 at 3:43 am #654912 Kyle Miller 510 Posts It was great showing you the place we call home. See you soon 😉 April 10, 2012 at 6:31 am #654913 Taylor 794 Posts Beautiful images, beautiful tours. Thanks for sharing. Stoked. @sun_rocket April 10, 2012 at 7:18 am #654914 philip.ak 679 Posts Oops. My head just exploded. Awesome. April 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm #654915 bs. 246 Posts the sierras these are not!! it was fun riding with you, chris. hope to see you up here next season. ps great photos! pps i heard something like 20 people rode the nwc on shuksan last weekend. Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.