Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:48 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Northern Bridgers 1/6-1/8 (a little pic heavy)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 351
Location: bozeman
Bridgerhippy, Whit, and myself decided last minute to head into the bridgers for the weekend for some winter camping and riding. Everywhere around these parts lately has been prety high avy conditions except the bridgers. Or so we thought, we ended up finding significant wind loading on various aspects and got poor pit results. Needless to say we didn't get to ski the lines we had in mind. We did however manage some fun turns in a great area and camping was a blast. Here's a bunch a photos from the weekend and some enticing lines.

BH and Whit at trailhead.
Image

A nice old cabin
Image

A couple of shots of a boardwalk through some wetlands
Image

Image

Group shot
Image

Me and ghost skinning up the logging road
Image

Crazies
Image

Coming up to a windy pass
Image

before this view
Image

These were our initial goal, but conditions were a little windloaded
Image

Setting up camp for the night
Image

My humble abode
Image

happy dog defending the fort, and I have to say that the origami plates etc are the best thing ever.
Image

Chillin at camp
Image

Image

melting snow
Image

mmmmm dinner, Who can guess the ingredients?
Image

and pancakes for breakfast
Image

dryin out in the morning
Image

one more camp shot, like I said we did more camping than riding this trip
Image

finally some shots from saturday
he original goal is above me
Image

This one looks good too

Image

Whit with the pole point
Image

LLS with nice background
Image

BH the photog, I swear one of these time I'll actually get a pic of him riding
Image

some tracks
Image

trying to get a little air
Image

a little B/W action
Image

We got snowed on quite a bit the last night but I think the smile says it all
Image

and the on the way out I displayed my mad gorilla steeze. BH was hoping to get a good falling sequence but I dissapointed him. I didn't eat shit till further down the trail. Twice.
Image

It was a killer weekend even if we had to stay to mellower slopes. We will definitely be heading back soon for a some day trips now that we know how the access is. Sorry for the amount of pics I went a little crazy uploading and I'm bored.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:18 pm
Posts: 323
Location: NW/BC/Montana
Nice TR! I really like the use of the B&W for cloudy days. Which basin exactly did you get to - the one south of Frazier proper, the one near hardscrabble or the one just north of Sac?

Glad you guys made it out there - its a place with so many options.

Did you dig any pits in the couloirs themselves or just on the slopes below them? Just wondering, because it is often much more protected where the rocks block the wind than down lower in the open.

Where are you headed this weekend? Just got back from Jackson where the snow was $$$ and looking for somewhere to avoid the avy danger...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 351
Location: bozeman
Nomad- We didn't dig a pit in the couloir because we didn't feel the slope above us was quite safe enough to cross to get to the upper couloirs. We could also see large cornices on the ridge above us and above the one we wanted to ride. The questionable layer along with the slew of activity lately made us a little cautious. Not to mention we really wanted to ride that line so we tried not to let that affect our decision.

We were right below Frazier basin(east) camped near I believe Ainsley Lake. I will have to check the map to be sure but I think that is right.

I am wanting to get out saturday but don't have a plan or a partner yet so let me know if you're gonna head out. Sunday I will be celebrating the bears beating carolina. Da Bears!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm
Posts: 4956
Location: California
Really great stuff guys, cool pics!!! 8)

Felt like I was right there.

BH gets a star next to his name for taking a cotton splitboard.com shirt on the trip too! :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:48 pm
Posts: 86
Location: Evergreen Land
My favorite pic is the 'Squaw With Wood' one.

_________________
Smokey the Bear says you too can prevent forest fires.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:18 pm
Posts: 323
Location: NW/BC/Montana
LLS - good call on playing it safe. Some spots in Frazier you can get to the top of the lines w/o getting on avy slopes, but the runouts and cornices must also be taken into account.

Not sure if I'll get out on saturday - if I do it will probably be something mellow.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:38 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:05 am
Posts: 58
Location: Basque Country, Spain.
amazing place, and great attitude!

Ra


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:18 pm
Posts: 57
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
LLS, Thanks for sharing the stoke!

How well was that canister stove working for you in those conditions?

-C


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:18 pm
Posts: 57
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Annnnd that looks like mac-n-cheese and ham.

-C


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:06 pm
Posts: 85
Location: bozeman
Chris- The stove was great just bring lots of gas. You got one part right mac-n-cheese and ??????

_________________
I cant wait to ride


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:18 pm
Posts: 57
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
damn.. hot dogs? fakin bakin? that's tough...

How much gas did you find yourself using per day, melting snow?

I've got the same stove, but I've found myself deferring to friends with MSR stoves for chores like that.. I'm going to have to haul some canisters up there soon to find out for myself.

Ever try the copper tube canister warmer mod?

-C


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group