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 Post subject: Branham Peaks, MT 4-29
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:58 pm 
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I knocked off another of the goals I claimed at the beginning of the winter in a thread on this site. A pretty cool narrow, steep couloir off of Branham peaks in the southern Tobacco roots.

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It was steep. The top was just under 167cm wide too, which made things interesting. The couloir itself was around 1000ft of vert with another thousand below it. The snow inside was pretty well sheltered from the sun and there were only a few spots where pinwheels would even form. Things were different below, we saw a decent wet slide come down on it's own on a particularly sunny slope.

We saw 2 splitboarders heading down as we walked up the trail after our alpine start at noon who appeared to have tried the same route. They had some trouble establishing a boot pack it sounded like. Fortunately for us I was on snowshoes and could pack unconsolidated foot or so on top down enough to support some boots :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Branham Peaks, MT 4-29
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:08 am 
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Nice, and in shorts no less!

jparker wrote:
We saw 2 splitboarders heading down as we walked up the trail after our alpine start at noon who appeared to have tried the same route. They had some trouble establishing a boot pack it sounded like. Fortunately for us I was on snowshoes and could pack unconsolidated foot or so on top down enough to support some boots :wink:

Damn splitboarders. When are they gonna learn about VERTS?!? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Branham Peaks, MT 4-29
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:47 am 
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Damn splitboarders. When are they gonna learn about VERTS?!? :)


I was thinking about verts all the way up. . .

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dayum - thas narry!!

A few weeks ago on the way back from J-hole I wondered if there wasn't some good stuff up there in the Roots

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