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 Post subject: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:57 pm 
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another edition of riding in the bpc. thats Big Pine Creek, south fork to be specific.

this area was selected due to easy road access, short skin in, and multiple riding options on varied aspects

its has been a slow but somewhat average start to the year here, i guess. i think it is still a little early and we still need a few more good storms to really open things up. this area had more than enough snow.

on sat i was solo and decided to check out mt alice. i got a very late start and due to the short days i didnt come close to topping out although it does go all the way now. i will be going back there soon!

it was a great day and some great riding although i took no pics of the route. variable conditions were found on this south facing descent, from wind crust to powder and everything in between. all in all it was a great ride down and splitski back to the TH.

snapped a few pics(new cam)at my turnaround point on sat. looking back to the palisades and one of the glaciers back there. it was a beautiful day although an inversion was forecast i didnt notice one.
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this is a great little peak with great easy access to some nice lines. i thought about riding this area on sunday even though it does look a bit shallow.
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josh (jbay) met up with me on sunday. he was in the middle of some crazy work/splitting road trip and swung over to the eastside to get his fill on sunday. we got an early start, it was cloudy and although the inversion was felt a bit it was very cold on our north facing route, especially as the winds increased later in the day.

as we were hiking back there, i asked josh to pick where he wanted to ride and he chose this:
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it turned out to be quite a good call! all riding shots are of josh.
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we were stopped short of the top (in the bowl above the chute) due to nuking winds. those same winds gave us excellent riding conditions. pits were dug both days and snow stability was not an issue. there was one very well consolidated snowpack, although those winds may have built up some slabs.

lastly here are a few shots of some other areas that seem like they are filling in nicely and maybe ready in the next few weeks (from south to north):

sawmill pt, division crk, coliseum peak on the upper right
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the pinnacle gully
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goodale
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this is most likely where i will be over the holidays if anyone is in the neighborhood send me a pm.
happy holidays to all!


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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Now there ya go! :headbang: another storm and it's looking good.

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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:35 pm 
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Nice, here's a self portrait of me all day on Monday:
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Here's a few shots from my camera, though they didn't turn out nearly as well as Dave's. I think his cost alot more then mine fwiw ;-)

Another look at the lineup, ours is on the right.
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"there's a lady who knows..." If the weather cooperated I've no doubt we woulda used these again, but by the time we descended everything was already filled in.
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View from about mid-coolie:
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Dave in action, crappy conditions, crappy camera, crappy photographer, the subject is ripping though!:
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Great day Dave thanks again, can't wait for the next time!

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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:01 pm 
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yw!

(also highly recommend a division creek/colosseum tour. someone should do that soon imo.)

looks fun!!! :rock:

Norman Clyde cooly is looking siiiiick! Long way to go though.


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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:02 pm 
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Thanks for the stoke and beta gentlemen! Nice work :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:25 pm 
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nice dave :rock:

were were drooling over Alice and the long lines off Kid? this summer when were were going up the North Fork.


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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:33 pm 
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Very nice man.

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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Nice work guys.


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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
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BGnight wrote:
yw!

(also highly recommend a division creek/colosseum tour. someone should do that soon imo.)

looks fun!!! :rock:

Norman Clyde cooly is looking siiiiick! Long way to go though.


Oh yeah, Dave told me I should thank you for our score BGnight!

THANK YOU!! :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
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Looks good to me. I think that is the most southern riding I have seen in the Sierra yet this year.

I will be passing through after xmas and was hoping to get a tour in...


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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Wow! What a beauty line. :bow:

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 Post subject: Re: 12.19 - 12.20.2009 eastern sierra - bpc
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:46 pm 
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handsome lines guys. I wish I could justify a drive all the way down there ... but that's just the sand in my vag keeping me from taking work days off to explore some killer stuff on the east side!


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