Post subject: Couple of pics from my Mammoth weekend
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:30 am
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:58 pm Posts: 152 Location: Incline Village, NV
Sunday I hiked the sherwins with a friend. If you are down there, the conditions are right and you have a local to show you around I highly recommend this. I haven't looked at topozone but my guess is that it's 1500 - 2000 feet of nice vert with a bunch of different options to get down. It's a pretty easy boot pack up, some of it through dirt and boulder fields. I took my splitboard but didn't actually split it until we hit the flat section at the bottom.
A view from the top:
and the line we took:
It was knee deep powder almost the entire way down and the line we took was completely untracked until that bottom section you can see in the pic. the wind was really scary up on top of that ridge. It's the first time I've ever had to stop and lay down on the ground for fear of getting blown away.