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 Post subject: Pow on Heliotrope Ridge
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:47 pm 
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While Powder days in October happen they are few and far between, so in a effort to take advantage of the conditions I met up with Jason and Josh Hummel for a overnight trip on Heliotrope ridge.

I made it to the trailhead a hour after them so I quickly threw my gear together and rushed up the hill taking advantage of the last hour of sunlight. I fortunatly made it to camp at sunset while Jason snapped a few pics of the alpenglow.
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Serac fields on Coleman Glacier.
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That night winds were brutal and sleep was kept to a minimal at our campsite.
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The moonlight over the coleman Glacier was amazing.
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The wind kept blowing until early in the afternoon as I bootpacked up the ridge in proper snowboard fasion while the Hummels effortlessly skinned.
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Once arriving at the summit Josh did a sick huck
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Then we took a few laps in the 6 inches of wind deposited pow.
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Surprisingly it was rather epic conditions for October.
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These photos and more can be found on Jasons site

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 Post subject: Re: Pow on Heliotrope Ridge
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:22 am 
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Nice pics! Looks like fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Pow on Heliotrope Ridge
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:59 am 
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looks like a great trip(besides the wind)
that's a killer night shot!


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 Post subject: Re: Pow on Heliotrope Ridge
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:19 pm 
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My work is blocking the images......cant wait to get home and see the snow. yeah TR's are starting to come in. I better get my shit in order

Thanks for the stoke


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 Post subject: Re: Pow on Heliotrope Ridge
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:27 pm 
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Damn Kyle, those photos are awesome! What kind of camera does Jason use?

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 Post subject: Re: Pow on Heliotrope Ridge
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:57 pm 
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Ummm now I can see um. UUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM :drool:


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 Post subject: Re: Pow on Heliotrope Ridge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:46 am 
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Sweeet! October POWS!


I was going to go that Sunday. Decided against it since I hate making a day trip after driving that far, and my funds are very limited. Thanks for providing the visual evidence that it was good!
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Once arriving at the summit Josh did a sick huck
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Hucking the heliotrope is fun! I've messed around on the stuff in the background just next to the climbing route.


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