Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:56 pm Posts: 457 Location: Meyers, CA
Pre-dawn start. Eleven hour day. Great frozen corn for the first two hours quickly turning soft, heavy, and slow. Insanely beautiful views. Several smallish rider triggerd wet snow avis. Long climb up Tallac with vultures circling the summit and thunder clouds moving in. Capped off with the worst snow ever in north bowl on Tallac.
crossing Dick's Lake
Andy skinning up toward Dick's
Roman on saddle below Dick's
Near summit of Jack's. Andy and BCrider looking fresh because...
Roman used his verts to put in an awesome staircase up the steep face lookers left of where he is now trying to catch his breath.
Dick's from Jack's
Left sluff is mine, right from Roman and Andy.
bcrider dropping between
wet slides everywhere
On the skin up from below Gilmore lake.
Last transition just below Tallac summit.
Pretty horrific conditions in North Bowl. Not sure what the proper term is for the giant runnels some of the wet slides create, they look like bumpy water slides. Definetely not a good time to make turns over your partner.
Cool Trip! You guys nailed a sweet line on Jacks. I think your route from Dicks to Jacks is a good choice. Steeleman and I did Jacks to Dicks and had a gripping episode of skinning across that South face of Dicks in a snowy cloud cap on firmish snow. One of these days we'll post our pictures of that weekend.
Great pics! I love the silhouette of the last transition with dramatic clouds in the background. It was a really nice little photographic overview of the area. Now I have to pull out the topos and stare until everything makes sense...