Post subject: 2.14 - 2.15.2009 eastern sierra - goodale
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:47 am
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:31 pm Posts: 592 Location: ca. - sierra
Eastern Sierra, CA. 2.14 - 2.15.2009
me so happy! goodale was in very good shape this past weekend. nearly 6k ft of climbing for about 4500 of continuous riding each day. another killer weekend playing in my favorite area of the high sierra.
early morning goodale view. this monster is an eastside giant!
let me stand next to your fire
sat was sunny and calm until about 11k ft then it was a bit windy. the new snow from last week was still fresh.
across the valley the inyo mtns had some nice snow
mmmmm - not this time though
approaching the top of the area i was climbing. sat i only made it to within a couple hundred feet of the top so sunday i decided to return and started earlier, climbed faster, and using my prev. day's skin track made really good time, reaching the turnaround from sat by 1pm. it then took me about 3 hrs to finish up due to very slow deep booting. sunday was a bit more cloudy and windy but better cond overall and riding from the top was very fulfilling.
looking back to the drainage behind goodale there are some amazing lines back there...
this peak is really fun but access is tricky
and lastly looking south to pinnacle. its looking a little wind stripped now.
another solo mission. sorry no riding pics. looking forward to the scrubfest! see ya!