Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 5105 Location: California
From Echo Peak we headed over to the Halls chutes for a gander. They were $$$! The last storm coated them with a new blanket of light (non wind effected pow). I gave the homies freshies since it was there first time there. Yoda went first and ripped it clean.
Ryan went next and did well considering this is only his 2nd or 3rd year riding.
We headed for the ascent ridge and I got a few more shots.
I dug a pit to see what the snow was doing on this side of the mountain and found about 3ft of new snow bonding well to the old layer. You gotta love the Cali storms that start warm and finish cold.
Yoda skinning out of the bowl.
Back on Echo Peak we chilled for a bit.
And took in the view.
I also asked Ryan to strike a pose on the wind effected snow with the nice backdrop.
It was a sweet day and waaaaaaaaaaay better than being at work. Best of allÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I got paid by the man.
Sweet pics on the trip report. Thanks for posting the fracture pics as they are always helpful. That same day we did Becker and Talking mountain and we set a small slab of abot 50' wide by 2' thick loose on the north tree line of Talking. Althouh I don't have any pics of the slab, it occured up and left of your picture showing the lower fracture on Talking Mtn.
We used safe travel techniques and assesment and made good choices but still let loose a small one. I have included a couple pics of the route below.
View of Talking Mountain East side from the top of Becker Peak. The line we took off of the top of Talking follows the tree line and then breaks over to the north side
Looking down the north tree line, we dropped in here and the slidel broke loose at the right side of the picture.