did you guys make it to the top on helens? what was the snow like?
the salmon river canyons are the easiest to access on hood. from the forest service parking lot at t-line they are right below you. go down around the canyon a couple of corners and there is a few cool little faces.
im going out weds and thurs for an overnight, possibly barrett spur on the north side. hit me up if anyone wants to go.
shredor if you want to join for weds hit me up we may be able to work something out.
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:57 am Posts: 143 Location: Above the clouds
Snow?, I think we hit a patch or two on the way down. We sounded like a squadron of Blue Angels on descent. Rain crust of varying depths, but the trees out were fast, fun, and furious. We made it to +/- 7500', the wind, white out, and crust didn't justify going any further. All the forecaster's definately dropped the ball on this one.
ha classic. even the littlest cascade can have super gnar conditions on it. sounds about like when i did helens last year in feb, i ended up doing a half glissade -heel edge -ice axe deal about halfway down the mountain.
damn forecasters. i hear a strong inversion is gonna hang out with us till mid feb, maybe get some proto-corn up there? or just wind scoured ice...
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:28 pm Posts: 114 Location: Portland, OR
Chris, I am sorry but i spoke to soon about my availability this week. It seems that my last day of work has been pushed one more day from today to tomorrow. I am a sucker. I am interested in coming into Next Adventure to say whatUp and maybe get a complementary tune UP? if that is still up for grabs? let me know when a good time would be. Have fun tomorrow!
Lets get at it this weekend. My schedule is open after thursday. let me know what ya'll are thinking. PM me if you want my phone number.