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 Post subject: Splitboarders take over Mt Tallac 3-28-07
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:10 am 
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Date: March 28, 2007

Location: Mt Tallac - Desolation Wilderness, CA

Weather: brisk morning temps, windy on the ridges, bluebird

Participants: powderjunkie, puffnattie, sanfrantastico, liketoride, stevep, bcrider with special guest appearences from dishwsher dave, bethany, matt, and (?)...I'm horrible with names, sorry man.

Gameplan: Enjoy new snow that fell in Tahoe.

Duration: 8hrs

Vertical: 3,600or so

Distance: n/a

Beta: see pics or ask

Pics: bcrider

Intro: Fresh snow fell in Tahoe which has been a rarity this season so it was no surprise that folks wanted to get after it. The posse was assembled and fun was had.
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The ladies breakin' trail, liketoride and puffnattie.
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SteveP and powderjunkie
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Tahoe, note the avy path runout too. Normally all the bushes are covered...not this year. :(
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Tallac frontside.
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PJ
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Northbowl, looking much more sharky at the top than normal.
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Skinners.
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PJ.
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dishwasher dave and posse.
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Windy on the summit.
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Splitboard takeover! Ten people on the summit, all splitboarders. 8)
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Crystal Range.
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Deso.
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Looking toward Halls.
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Lake Tahoe.
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dishwasher dave and crew rappeling into the direct entrance to the cross. I've ridden this line in good snow and was scared...today the snow at the top was crap so I can only imagine what they were feeling. It was wind scoured and firm for the mostpart. Not a place to fall. They handled it like pros and I imagine chose the line for mountaineering practice as opposed to good snow. It was a great experience to watch them. Props guys and gals!!
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Bethany gets ready.
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Our group did a lap in north bowl and then took the much easier right arm entrance to the cross.

SF.
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PJ with the left arm visable to the right.
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SteveP
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PJ.
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Puffnattie.
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liketoride.
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Little bit of shwackin' at the bottom.
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Can't forget the creek crossin' either.
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Or the road sloggin'!
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Thanks for a fun day all! :thatrocks:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:27 am 
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Great pics! I was woking on my post at the same time as you or I would have just chimed in.... wow, that Cross entrance looks intimidating!


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Nice scenery..... awesome pics.

Must have been a good outing !!!


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Fresh pow. Girls in the crew. Big blue views. Raping into the Cross :shock: Skinning on pavement.

Sweet trip!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:42 am 
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Well done crew. I need to check out that area some day.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:59 am 
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Great pics! But no pictures of the great new sport of 'splitbooting?' Prolly too underground for now, but that'll change after I get splitbooting.com started up. Note to self... the NS Titan is not a powder board and it will not float on wet powder.

Rico - there were 3 splitter girls on Mt. Tallac yesterday, which must be some kind of record.

HfT - Even if the mountain didn't offer amazing line after amazing line, the views alone make the trip worth it.

Thanks everyone for a fun, beautiful day in the sun. Beats workin'!

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Great day, though it would have been cool to have had more time to chill and talk to folks. It was nice to have all the good vibes from all the splitters surprised to see all the splitters.

The other group taking some sort of break...
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The white cloud over the ridge is powder being blown to Sacramento, or at least over the ridge. The Sierra Avalanche Center has been talking about this wind transported snow the last couple of days. I have not seen it slide, but it definitely is depositing snow and creating cornices on the east side of ridges, which is a bit unusual for around here.
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This is the guy that BC Rider couldn't remember (brian) and there are about seven splitters off in the background.
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Steepy getting ready to rap into the cross.
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That damn easterly wind, making things interesting and also scouring the crap out of the upper cross.
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Bethany 'enjoys' a break in the wind.
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Right below the first rap there was some significant ice, so we made a bollard and rapped once more.
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Looking back up.
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The only sorta action pic of the other group I managed (sorry PJ). This is the way a great powder run should end.
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Anyone know the story behind this? It was on a tree lower down in the bowl.
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ricorides wrote:
Fresh pow. Girls in the crew. Big blue views. Raping into the Cross :shock: Skinning on pavement.

Sweet trip!!!



Took the words right outta my mouth (except the raping part haha, though rape is never funny).
Nice pics bcr (as usual).


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Damn I need some of that rappel action. Gonna take some rock climbing stuff this summer. need to go with you guys and film that shit :shock:


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Damn, way to take Tallac Normandy-style. Looks like a sweet day!


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Great TR!

It was really fun watching all of the ripping yesterday.

Everyone's riding was impressive and inspiring. Bethany and Puff Nattie, you girls rock!

(I put my Tallac pictures up on SteveP's TR)


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It was great getting the chance to meet dishwasher-dave, steepy, bethany and brian and watching them rip down the heart of the cross coulior. So fun to watch great riding. I mostly have pictures of great skinning, but here it is:

Sparse coverage down low.
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But the snow got better.
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The Front Chutes with North Bowl up top.
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Climbing.
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This is a view over to the notch entrance of the Right Arm Coulior.
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powderjunkie.
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Girls who rip.
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A kooky self portrait featuring my arm.
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Likes to ride all stylee.
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bcrider.
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A look down the Right Arm.
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bcr - on it.
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A look up.
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The skin out was very very long.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:17 am 
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SanFrantastico wrote:
Note to self... the NS Titan is not a powder board and it will not float on wet powder.


Funny, I seem to remember someone writing something similar in the Couloir splitboard review in 2004. :lol:

Should work fine in spring though....


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