Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:19 pm Posts: 7 Location: Flagstaff AZ
I will be in S. Lake Tahoe with a skier friend of mine next week, and I wanted to scope out some of the backcountry trails in the area. I don't know if I'm going to bring the split or not, since we have lift tickets paid for at Heavenly, but if there is something out there that is enticing enough, I'll definitely consider it.
I found this site, so I will be looking for a few of those trailheads just to get an idea. If anyone has any suggestions for an entry level backcountry spot that is worth seeing, I'll talk my buddy into shoeing up.
Even for these trails on BC.net, if you have any routefinding or parking tips, let me know.
A little background since this is my first of probably many posts. I got a splitboard last year from my awesome wife and got to go up five times last season, to the local spots here in Flagstaff. I'm new to splitboarding but I've been snowboarding for a while. I love skiing in the trees if I'm in bounds, but obviously the wide open pow in the backcountry is heaven.
As far as avalanche training, I've taken a clinic and I've read a few key chapters of Tremper's book, but I'm not certified. I definitely have some learning to do but I'm hoping that will come with some more self-study and a little more experience out in the real world.
I look forward to your thoughts! __________ Roark Wolfe Flagstaff, AZ
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:44 pm Posts: 535 Location: Flagstaff, AZ
i'm flag too. looks like we're gonna get a season after all. i'm always lookin for new folks to get out with. and there's a few of us splitters here, though they keep a low profile. check out kachinapeaks.org too.
as far as you original inquiry, there's tons of stuff around south lake. i'll let the cali folks ring in for that. it would definately be worth bringing the splitter.
pm me sometime if you wanna get out.
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