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 Post subject: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Took a trip to Mt. Thielsen with two of my buddies last weekend for a rebate of a trip we did last year. We camped at the trailhead Friday night to get an early start saturday. Our goal was to tackle the nw chute on saturday, camp up on the slopes, and then rip Sunday as well. We skinned up to the ridge, set up camp, hit the chute, and ended up shredding back to the car as the sky was looking very unpredictable...

Good times were had!


Friday night at the trailhead. The Crater Lake Rim visible in the background.
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Tree huggers
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Whiskey vision
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Early bird gets the worm.
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Drew is Hyped! aren't you?
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I spy a chute...
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As we gained the west ridge Diamond Peak said "WHATUP!"
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Thielsen's NW bowl. Notice there is a crown from a recent wet slab.
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In one of chronicracing's recent posts he commented on how our snowpack is comparing to last years. This is a picture of the NW Bowl on 6/24/2011, compared to above, 5/19/12.
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Lunch time!
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Mt. Scott and Crater Lake to the South.
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You gotta go up to get down.
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Cool place!!!
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Lookin into the chute.
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2 planker pretending he is snowboarding....
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A well earned refreshment or an advertisement?
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Farewell for now.
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Hiking back to the car. Can we be done now?
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Here is the video from the ride down. Snowboarding isn't the best, but it is still worth a watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:36 am 
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That is one of the best IPAs I've ever had. I wish I could remember where I got it around here...

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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:19 am 
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Atmosphere! Now your roots are showing. :wink: Way to get it, while it's still here to be gotten. :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:43 am 
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Way to get it done :thatrocks: I'm a bit surprised at the lack of snow on the northwest bowl, but it has been rather warm the last couple of weeks......

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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:37 pm 
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Nice Morgan! Way to get 'er done. Your POV footage has become a staple in my normal snowboarding footy viewing rotation.

How's the season's video edit coming along? :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:22 pm 
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yeah bud way to seek out some sick!

ninkasi is one of portland's finest

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:45 pm 
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nice line. true springtime fashion. melted away with peppers all around. looks like a fun run


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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:12 am 
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nice TR, and great beverage choice :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 4:40 pm 
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Was there the week before for a couple days. Rode the South West face and the South ridge. Did you happen to find a pair of skins laying around? unfortionatly they fell off my pack on the way out. :cry: Nice work on the chute!


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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 5:46 pm 
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yourdy wrote:
Was there the week before for a couple days. Rode the South West face and the South ridge. Did you happen to find a pair of skins laying around? unfortionatly they fell off my pack on the way out. :cry: Nice work on the chute!


I bet I met the skier that has them. Last Saturday at the N Sister Trailhead I was asked if I had lost split skins on Thielsen.

He was a traveler riding some of the NW volcanoes. I have no idea how get in touch with him.


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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Thanks for the info. I was going to make a trip back down to look for them but sounds like its to late.


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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:24 pm 
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I remember his name was Beau. He works for the Park Service in Big Bend in the winter and Alaska in the summer. He might be on some other forums.


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 Post subject: Re: Mt. Thielsen NW Chute
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:10 am 
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Nice work on the lighting rod of the cascades!

My only beef is that with those great pics of bailey it never even got mentioned!

I love Bailey. Climbed it last spring after a call or email from Buell telling me how easy the access was. I was thinking after the ski-cat closes up for the year it'd be a nice place to base camp. The view across to Thielsen is also inspiring. I have not climbed thielsen yet, but it looks fun!

Good work guys. And cheers to the Total DOM!

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