Post subject: Mt. Hood Skibowl "Backish" Country 11/14/09
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:34 pm
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:12 pm Posts: 22
New to splitboarding, and first time posting in the forum here.
My birthday is right in the middle of november. I'm an oregon native who's been skating, snowboarding, and mountain biking more or less since I was twelve, where the weather has always sucked for all three of those things on my birthday. I turned 38 this year, and with the early snow and cold bluebird weather, this is the first time the weather has cooperated for me to have ANY kind of outside fun on the west side of the cascades.
Since I had a limited time window and was going solo, and this was only my second trip on a split, I decided to head up to skibowl and get a lap on the upper mountain since the bowl wasn't open yet and I wouldn't be far from anything people/rescue services. "Back-ish" country. "Side-like" country. "Top" country. Whatever. I think we all know at this point weather and snow conditions were fantastic the weekend of the fourteenth, but I've included a few shots of the windless, steep mole hill that is Skibowl.
Eyeing Skibowl's closed upper bowl
These guys were nice enough to lay down a track for me
the south and east side of hood is getting all the sun
peeking through the trees over to the west boundary of Skibowl's backside bowl
summit, with not even the slightest breeze
ready to drop
This historic warming hut on the left, with the not-so-historic chitter on the right