Post subject: 12.26 - 12.28.2009 eastern sierra - kearsarge and goodale
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:23 am
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:31 pm Posts: 592 Location: ca. - sierra
after christmas...headed south. one day solo up sardine canyon to kearsarge pk. then met up with boppingshoe to ride on goodale. last day we returned to sardine canyon.
that little gate in the background leads to some great terrain...
skinned around the base of kearsarge
sardine canyon filled in nicely considering how early it still is and this far south
would this be junkboarding?
the chutes on kearsarge - filled enough for some fun riding but looks like pretty low coverage still.
this day the weather kicked up a bit, a few inches of new snow fell and it was windy up high. in this area the open bowl above the canyon was stripped and pretty rocky but i was able to pick my way through it riding out no problems. that snow seemed to be deposited in the canyon below. the riding in the chute was all powder.
camped at taboose and left in the dark for goodale. i messed up and took the wrong road, ended up hiking in the dark for a few minutes before i realized my mistake...then finally after dawn at the right spot (that has never happened to me before)!
long day about 5k of climbing
found similar conditions to sardine, the open area in the gut was wind stripped. seemed like that snow was deposited down lower and nicely preserved.
riding shots are of boppingshoe.
a few shots from the next morn in the owens valley. i didnt get any riding shots this day. just felt like riding, ya know?! pinyon canyon.
a closer look at pinyon
very difficult to get to this south facing aspect
lastly after another - great - long day...looking south at sunset
I just got back to Hawaii so my addition is few days late. It was really fun touring with Dave for couple (long) days. Thanks Dave for posting the pictures and showing me some of your "crazy Sierra tour."
Dave has been a star for the East side lately (as seen in splitboard.com TR's).
Hey Tex, you missed out on some primo junk-spliting.
My camera crapped out in cold temperature, so the only riding picture I have turned out like this, sorry Dave.
other random shots,
back in Hawaii catching the Misfits with my girl on New Year's eve,
only question remained: Dave, is this Mt. Goodale, or just some random giant of the Sierra?