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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:55 am 
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yet II am curious to know what are the best places on Rokyes for a future holiday backcountry in North America. :bananas:

I prefer areas that are not necessarily super-snowy (..course there must be snow :lol: ), but to ensure the possibility of finding several nice days in a row with high vertical drop.

For example here in the Alps from my house within 2 hours of car I have the possibility to turn all the Western Alps and access to all conditions and terrain. Already within 30 minutes of car I have a lot of choice

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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:04 am 
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Yo, I think the Wasatch kills it in all of those categories except for amount of terrain... Kind of a small area.



Although the snow quality is off the hook, given the fact that there are public bus stops at every couloir bottom and a resort every time you top a peak I dont know if thats good advice


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:54 am 
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Duh, EASTSIDE bitches.... :disco:

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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:58 am 
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peacefrog wrote:
a few questions

a) sheer amount of terrain,-This depends on what you consider an "region". PNW is a region but you'll have way different experiences in Bend then you will in Enumclaw and so forth.

region (thus PNW) may be too big of a word - maybe "area"? i'd consider bend a different area/region than baker. the idea is an area to move to an area purely for split terrain...not that you wouldn't visit other areas for a trip, but looking for epic "home base"

b) variety of terrain,-see comments on A.
c) amount of steep & difficult of terrain (difficulty being a good thing)-Do you mean that can be accessed by skinning or do you include mountaineering approaches or helicopters?

helicopters out (budget), mountaineering in (effort, skill)

d) accessibility of all said terrain (within a reasonable drive from population center for a day trip)-What's a population center and what's reasonable?

drive, accomplish objective, drive home. population center (where you'd live)

e) enthusiastic split community-Washington is an enthusiastic split community, Republicans east of the mountains and Democrats west.
f) anything else pertinent not listed.- Snow-pack stability


good point.


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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
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Duh, EASTSIDE bitches.... :disco:


i'm assuming eastside sierras? if so, why so?


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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
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Jefe009 wrote:
Jason4 wrote:
Oh yeah, the locals are jerks too.


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I hope this thread devolves into a 'My mountains can beat up your mountains' free for all... :doobie:


I updated my location information so you'll know to be careful when you're in my 'hood...
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PS I've been riding Baker for a while so I might be a bit biased.

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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
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maxpower88 wrote:
Duh, EASTSIDE bitches.... :disco:


werd! :headbang:

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no brainer. eastside has the weather, the terrain, the steeps, the snowpack, the access, the lack of crowds/development. Pretty unlimited lines between Mt. Whitney and Bridgeport. You could spend several lifetimes trying to see/ride it all. seriously though Im talking lower 48. AK is a different experiance some of their best slopes average upwards of 1000 inches of POW per year!

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no, it's not good in alaska. there is too much darkness and no women. don't come here at all. please. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
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dunk wrote:
i'm assuming eastside sierras? if so, why so?


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powder hound wrote:
no brainer. eastside has the weather, the terrain, the steeps, the snowpack, the access, the lack of crowds/development. Pretty unlimited lines between Mt. Whitney and Bridgeport. You could spend several lifetimes trying to see/ride it all. seriously though Im talking lower 48. AK is a different experiance some of their best slopes average upwards of 1000 inches of POW per year!

Oh yeah, and THIS ^^

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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
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maxpower88 wrote:
dunk wrote:
i'm assuming eastside sierras? if so, why so?


Morning....
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powder hound wrote:
no brainer. eastside has the weather, the terrain, the steeps, the snowpack, the access, the lack of crowds/development. Pretty unlimited lines between Mt. Whitney and Bridgeport. You could spend several lifetimes trying to see/ride it all. seriously though Im talking lower 48. AK is a different experiance some of their best slopes average upwards of 1000 inches of POW per year!

Oh yeah, and THIS ^^

Yes, That too, bitches!

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 Post subject: Re: What's north america's best BC region?
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The Duffy is definitely one of the best places I've ever been. Roger's Pass is on the bucket list.


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