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 Post subject: Blacktail Peak attempt #1
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:01 pm 
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I have been busy hitting up canada and dawn patrols so I finally got a chance to post this up. I finally rallied the troops for an attempt on Blacktail peak. I had a pic of the mountain in my elephanthead TR. I have been doing some recon and the only way I hadn't tried to get to the mountain was through davis creek. The map looked good: a long gradual slog with access in the winter. So we went in and set up camp around 8 or so miles in. Got some turns in after setting up camp and were to make the attempt in the morning. Due to a variety of factors we weren't able to get to the base of the chutes we wanted to ski. Weather and distance played a major role as well as the size if the group. anyways we were rewarded with multiple runs of around a foot of fresh stable snow. Here's a few pics.

here's the original objective
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early start
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We missed the real TH, but a certain NBC anchorman only locks his gate to keep the regular folks out, right?
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BH, mike, and Pat. Are we there yet?
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four stoves make boiling snow a snap
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Pat missed the memo that we are only headed out for the weekend
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Breaking trail
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Some riding pics
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All in all it was a fun weekend with good people. Mike had only been out on his split a couple times and never with a full pack yet he did awesome without a single complaint. We weren't able to get to the original goal, but the foot of fresh eased the pain. And Bh and I will get this before the end of the year if it takes multiple attempts.

edited: because I was too lazy to post the first pic[/img]


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:29 am 
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good fun guys! did you pack in some elk steaks and a twelver too?


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mtnrider wrote:
good fun guys! did you pack in some elk steaks and a twelver too?


Actually it was elk pepperoni and 3 tall boys


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:50 pm 
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nice work LLS,

way to make the most of it.

ps. how about adding teh pic of the peak from your other TR? :)


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