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 Post subject: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:16 pm 
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I haven't got much done this year outside of Tahoe and resorts. Thankfully, this last week I finally got on steep lines in good snow. Considering how dismal our winter was it felt nice to get some late season riding in.

Last week jimw and I went out to check out the North Peak couloirs. We approached from the back and topped out to see it untracked and in prime conditions! 2 climbers (non skiers) were climbing it and they gave us a thumbs up on it being soft when they topped out.

I'm jimw and this is MY bathroom!
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Conness. I'd hit two of these on the left next week.
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Looking into our line. You can see the heads of the 2 climbers coming up.
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jimw stoked!:
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I'm pissed we didn't climb and ride this one too but it was getting late and we were both dragging a little ass. I guess that's what happens when you don't ride for 3 weeks :nononno: . It got hit the next day by a couple Tahoe locals and they said it was money:
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Our tracks:
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5.31.13
I went out on a solo mission to hit a couple lines on the north side of Mt Conness above the Conness glacier. It had snowed about an inch a few days prior. The new snow smoothed things out but was kinda sticky which is why I just rode the couloirs but didn't ride down the glacier.

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Still good coverage for a low snow year:
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My lines:
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The snow surface was really firm and I was glad to have 2 axes and my crampons. I had to wait a while on top to let things soften. Oh yeah, my fitwells kick ass for kicking steps! I ended up booting this line twice to hit my other line. The second time up I cruised up in half the time due to it being soft and the booter already in.
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Time to shred it!
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Views:
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My next line:
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Looking down:
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Dropping! (yeah, it was steep)
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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Sweet stuff man! Lots of those pictures look kinda like the Andes, sweet to find cool places in the lower 48

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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:58 am 
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Great TR BGnight! Way to get after it.

I'm blown away by the coverage for such a low year. I may need to make a trip myself for next weekend.

Great parting shot of the Sawtooth (?) range. Was that from last weekend?


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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Sweeeet! Looks like a blast man.

I miss the Sierra! Thanks for the stoke!


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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:29 am 
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Great TR BGnight! Thanks for the late-season stoke.

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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Awesome photos!!! Nicely done.


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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Nice TR - always psyched for the BG stoke...

Probably should have hit that area on 5/25, but was hoping to find some good snow off Sonora. Instead we found mostly dirt and suncups, though the Y Couloir looked sweet from a distance (we got a late start). The snow was so lame that we headed to Tuolumne to climb rocks...seems like we should have hit the Conness area.

Walking on the PCT

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at least the view was nice

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slight chance for a volcano trip, but seems like i might not be making any more turns until the fall...


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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:13 am 
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Radness guys. I am so lame that I've missed eastside in the Spring 2 seasons in a row now. WTF? Need to get the sand out of my you-know-what.


shoestring, keep hope alive! I'm heading up to Mt. Adams this weekend to keep the dream going longer!


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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Nice job guys! Looks like a blast! :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:59 am 
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Beautiful! (Jimw, that is. :wink:)

Wonderful pics all the way around.
That last shot blows me away. :thatrocks: 'Em are some lucky bovine!


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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
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Nice work dudes. Yeah, that looked steep Brooks. :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:10 am 
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Giddee-up :D :drool:


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 Post subject: Re: Some late season Tioga Pass couloir shredding (5.24 & 5.31)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:00 pm 
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Awesome looking lines, and scenery! What a sick area you have there.

Here's to hoping you have better conditions this coming winter. :guinness:


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