just did a there and back traverse on hood's north side that is destined to become a classic!
from tilly jane trailhead up to snowdome, down langille bowls to barrett spur, up and down barret spur, back up langille bowls to snowdome, down eliot glacier to tilly jane.
9,500 vertical feet of ascent 9,500 feet of descent 16 miles, 8 up and 8 down 3 transitions 2 glaciers 1st run 3,000 vert low angle soul turns to a steep access gully 2nd run 1,500 vert of extreme steep terrain on barrett spur 3rd run 5,000 vert from snowdome to tilly jane trailhead 12 hours total time.
so sick and perfect for splitboarders TR to come
dude, you read my mind for this weekend. Are you coming up to TJ???
Joined: Fri May 17, 2013 2:03 pm Posts: 26 Location: Pacific North Wet - Portland
I'm new to the forum and splitting, but I'm stoked on getting into the b/c, shredding the gnar and doing a bit of mountaineering. I starting riding almost 20 years ago while living the dream as a ski/snowboard shop kid (waxing skis, fitting, organizing, etc) near Sierra in the South Lake Tahoe area. I worked Sat/Sunday and rode the rest of the week.
I've had a few b/c trips this year including TJ/Cooper Spur area and a Mt Hood Summit via the Pearly gates on April 24th (The old chute was sheet o ice at the top ). I'd love to get out and do some laps on the snowdome (Chris B. seems to have the snowdome dialed), summit Adams once the road opens up (or sooner if anyone is willing/knows the way) and do any other b/c splitting anywhere that still has decent snow.
I'm generally available on weekends and occasionally weekdays as well. A Mt Adams summit trip could be very nice once the road opens. If the weather looks doable any day next week (memorial day or other) I can most likely make it happen. I have a sub outback w/ heated seats and a desire to get out of PDX anytime I can