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 Post subject: Cooke city 1-21-07
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:38 pm 
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Kind of a late TR, but I thought I'd post something positive. Cooke city has less snow then usual, but it's at least relatively stable and the stuff facing north-ish was tons of fun. The southern stuff was thin and sitting on a foot of facets sitting on ice that wouldn't even support a skin track. We went up the republic pass trail.

The Miner's Saloon is doing quite well too.

We did several laps on this:
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My confused telemarking friend, making it look like fun:
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A couple of nice looking faces on the other side of the valley that need to be shredded:
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Me:
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Looks like we've got some snow in the forecast, I might be using a couple days from the 6 day Jackson pass Nomad sold me through the MSU backcountry club this weekend. . .

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Nice photos! I hope for your sack we get some more snow this week as forecasted otherwise I'm not sure it's worth the trip out.

Thanks for the TR.

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Beautiful terrain. I notice that the splitboarder is smiling more than the telemarker, which I take as definitive proof that splitboarding is more fun. Actually, that last shot is pretty damn glorious.

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PS someone at sb.com just cracked my sh*t up with some funny code. I typed in 'telem*rker' and the site caught my mistake and substituted in 'crazed hippie stick skier' automatically. Ha!

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The Miner's Saloon is doing quite well too.


ahh the 'ol miner's, good memories(I think, can you have good memories when you don't actually remember most of the night?)

Did you guys ski that ridge across from Republic, above the old cabins?


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lifelinksplit wrote:

Did you guys ski that ridge across from Republic, above the old cabins?


affirmative. We were going to ski republic the second day but decided to farm that ridge line some more instead.

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Looks really nice. Longing for a trip back there - for sure.

I hear the Yurt is up but not really functional yet? Like the stove is sitting up in Daisy Pass buried in the snow? Hear any thing locally on that?

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Did you guys ski that ridge across from Republic, above the old cabins?


I know what ridge you are talking about. We had a great view of it didnt we LLS :roll: :roll:

AHHH it was a great time!!

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Great stuff JP! 8)

This looks like it could keep you busy for quite a while. :)

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Time for a trip. Man CC is doing way better than we are in the Madisons.

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nice! cooke rocks. need a sled though for sure. republic is a looong way up if i remember correctly.

there is something very similar to that face "that could keep you busy for awhile" in the spanish peaks. the first peak up to the left from the trailhead. don't know the name. kindof need a sled to access it in the winter though.

http://talk.splitboard.com/talk/viewtop ... ght=#15099

oh, enjoy that pass.... :wink:

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dave wrote:
nice! cooke rocks. need a sled though for sure. republic is a looong way up if i remember correctly.


Not so, That's all i've ever heard about Cooke too but this trip was only a 45 minute skin to the base of the ridge, it would be another 15 minutes or so to the faces that would keep you busy for a while. Republic rises from the same drainage to it's east face (it is a long climb up). Abiathar is also accessible from the same spot, and on the short list this year.

A snowmobile wouldn't do you much good where these pics were taken, the republic pass trail is closed to them so you would only save 20 minutes or so. It's nice and quiet up there too.

Although with a sled you could climb similar things on the oposite side of the valley without spilling your mountan dew and spin laps from 10,000 feet all day.

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