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 Post subject: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:06 pm 
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Another great trip to another amazing place! Really stoked on this weekend's adventures. I mean its May and snow was falling all weekend high in the range of light.

Tommy (mtnrider), another southland splitter, and I headed up late fri to camp in the Mcgee creek campground and meet up with someone else to ride the area at the back of the canyon known as the Baldwin cirque. We started a little later than expected and headed up the mellow trail that leads up the bottom of the canyon. It was grey and cloudy, with signs that winter might still be present up high.

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yup, its still winter up there. after hiking with us to the snowline, our 3rd decided that he wasnt feeling it and turned around. that pretty much ensured us we would score some epic riding, so thanks for that! :D

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the mcgee creek canyon has more than a few really nice lines such as esha and this one, wineglass. its hard to remain focused but i'm glad we didnt get diverted. when we hiked back by this one in the eve it looked ruined.

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the access here was actually really simple. hiking the dry trail to the snowline, then only about 15 min of booting on rotten snow till its skin time.

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then you get into the cirque and there are sooooo many options. each one of these would easily be worthy of a return trip.

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but i had seen this before and wanted to check it out

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so after a little break we headed for it to check the snow, it was looking good.

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as we got higher it got steeper ~ almost 50 degrees ~ and deeper ~ :D

eventually we had to give in and call it a day. all riding shots are of mtnrider.

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*** if any locals or someone in the know would care to chime in and provide us with a name, i would be most grateful. bgnight called it twisted sister as a joke but i kind of like that name! :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:40 pm 
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Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:04 am 
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:bananas: :bananas: Sick! Way to get after it and continue to score. The spring has been very good to you!

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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:37 am 
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That zone looks sweet. Looks like another great day :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:17 am 
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Great stuff guys! Good to see mtnrider getting some! :headbang:

Bummed we missed ya on Sunday too.


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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:07 am 
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DAM! I better get a camera, I don't want to be known as the photo whore...nice pics though!!!!

Twisted Sister, lol. BG, how many approaches did you bag this weekend man?

Bcrider, bummer I missed you guys. Fullers2oh worked me too hard :wink: for the 6 am meet up time.

Thanks again Fullers for the sweet weekend. :thumpsup: See ya in a couple weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:13 am 
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Dang things still look really good down there. Good stuff guys :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:33 pm 
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Great job! I was up there a few weeks ago,and it is so nice to see you entered your pics.

We did the far riders right Chute in Balwin Cirque, it was sick. Have a great day...

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 Post subject: Re: 5.2.2009 eastern sierra - somewhere
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:15 am 
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Nice score fellas. I think you made the right call this weekend fullers2oh!

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