Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 5105 Location: California
So we were looking good on time but not good enough to ski the line I really wanted to. My wife and son weren't feeling that morning and I haven't had a weekend day off in monthsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦needless to say the wheels started spinning in my head. With little hesitation I made the decision to call in sick and take care of the familyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦which would also give us time to hit the line I wanted to. I made a left at the ridge when steeleman and dave expected me to go right. They were a bit puzzled and said they figured I ws either high or calling in sickÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.turns out it was both.
The boyz make their way to Indian Rock with Echo proper in the background.
Hard to not take in the views up there.
I love Big Blue but I have the hardest time keeping the lake level in my photos.
Dave spies the fun Echo chute.
I fill my partners in on my plan and give them a disclosure about it being a new lined that I haven't skied yet. They put their faith in me and I set off to the first stopping point at the dead tree.
Steeleman goes next and is determined to keep his hiking-to-turns ratio in the positive.
dishwasher is next.
All is going well, so its on to the next safety zone. BCR leads the way.
double d is next.
BCR enters the next part of the line.
In second to last section the snow was starting to get pretty cooked from the sunÃ¢â‚¬Â¦advantage snowboards.
At the bottom the snow got good again, BCR finds a little jibÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
And sucks up the compressionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
to Angora Lake.
Time to head out. Looking back.
Here's a pic from 2 years ago with Dwanis. That day we took a sketchy traverse (red line). Today's line is in green. Can't wait for better coverage like in this pic now that I know the line better.
On the way home my lower elevation playground is finally coming into shape too.
Got home at 3:30pm and had to fill in for my wife at my daughter's cookie sales at 4pm. Good times and much better than working till 11pm like I was supposed to.
All in all a really great day and probably my best of the season so far. Two new person firsts in one day, great conditions, and great company.
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:55 pm Posts: 3 Location: tahoe
Thanks for the post. If you guys have anymore pics, such as our lines on the echo chutes I'd be stoked.
JB & myself are planning another tour this weekend. Something spring-like, since its suppose to be around 65 degrees.
If interested BCR has my #.