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 Post subject: TR: Buck Mtn-Tetons
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:20 pm 
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It was a beautiful day in the Park today! I cannot believe the spring conditions are here so early, but it makes the riding and skiing so much fun. Experienced all conditions including fabulous corn. Was great to be out with friends in the mountains and have everything go right. It was magical. One splitboarder, one AT skier, and one teleskier had Buck all to themselves. There was only one car in the lot when we returned. A rare experience.

A previous trip and a picture of Buck Mountain line:
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Ken and DougGee heading up Stewart Draw with Buck in the background:
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Ken with the beautiful Static Peak in the background:
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Wysplit with first real view of Buck, the "Tourist Route":
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The line looked so good from the beginning. Just a fun ride with minimal consequences:
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At the base of Buck the views were out of this world, but the Grand would not reveal itself from the clouds:
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Refueling and taking a quick break before the climb:
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I can hardly wait to ride the East of Static Peak, so aesthetic:
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Didn't get any climbing photos because we were racing time and warming temperatures. Here is the summit cairn and cheesy summit shots:
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Wysplit had to "take a knee" at the top:
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A couple of views of the line down the mountain. The descent is made easier by not being able to see the 800 foot cliffs below.
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Ken skis off the summit:
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The short exit couloir was extra spicey:
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Looking back at the line with glee:
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What a great line in the Tetons. Classic Teton style, we still had another four or so thousand vertical feet of great skiing back to the lot.
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Ken said we should have come down that way with the obligatory point. So many options!
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Looking back on Buck Mountain. A great day, fun line, topped off with Dornan's.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:59 pm 
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Nice work, awesome line!!!


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Wow, that just fuckin' RAWKS guys!!! 8)

Keep up the good work! :thatrocks:


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Way to get after it! Missed you by a day up there. We did Buck on Fri. in mostly boiler-plate conditions up top. Awesome you got good corn. Must have just missed you at Dornans too - pulled out of there ~ 4:30. Had an easy day on 25 short on Sat so we got in early.

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Lew-Was wondering whose tracks where up there. I would have thought you guys scored some powder from the looks of it. What time did you summit? Do it in a day? Fun line huh?
How was the course?
WSR

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Beautiful trip Wyosplit_ride. The Tetons are amazing.


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Nice TR, WSR. Beautiful line.

Tell Brad and Ken I said what's up.


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Sweet line! I wan go ride that now. NOW! :twisted:

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Noice work wyo, I miss them real mountains!

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Nice play Wyosplit, great pics!! The terrain and lines options look endless, I need to get up there one of these winters.

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Classic Teton style, we still had another four or so thousand vertical feet of great skiing back to the lot.

4000 more ?!?! Any idea how much vert you guys racked up that day?

edited to remove the word "work" as too many others already referred to it as "work" when really it's not work at all.


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 Post subject: Buck Mtn.
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You lucked out as well. There was no one on the Pass either. Gaper Fools Day is a huge party at JHMR.There won't be anyone out next sunday as it is closing day. One of the biggest holiday's in JHole.


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Snow-we only skied about 5500+ vertical on Saturday. My partner wants to get a 10,000 foot day in this season, but we are going to have to work hard to get it.

Split.T-It was spooky in the park with no one around. I thought maybe they closed the whole damn place as I have never seen it so quiet before. I liked it!

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Split.T-It was spooky in the park with no one around. I thought maybe they closed the whole damn place as I have never seen it so quiet before. I liked it!


I guess they were all on 25 Short that day - We passed 3 on the way up & jumped into Turkey Chute just ahead of 7 others that arrived just as we finished lunch. Had to watch for falling rocks during our descent as they were booting in from the top.

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