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 Post subject: July 7th, Absaroka Range, Montana
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:55 am 
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Friday, July 7th I packed my backpacking gear and splitboarding gear and hiked the five miles up into the Pine Creek drainage of the Absaroka Range in SW Montana. Saturday morning I was up at 6:00 am and atop the peak by 9:30 (1. bootpack, 2. skin, 3. Mr. Chomps). Temperatures were into the 80s but the snow up high was perfect corn. I got about 1,000' of turns of which 800' was beautiful corn followed by 200' of slushier, yet still really pushable slop. I was back at the trailhead by 1:30 pm for a total of 19 hrs car to car..

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Summit of Black Mountain (looking Southward):
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 Post subject: Re: July 7th, Absaroka Range, Montana
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:35 pm 
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nice work! some people i know were just up elephanthead. That second photo looks like the bowl I dumped my dogs ashes on, when we went to ski Y-couloir.


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 Post subject: Re: July 7th, Absaroka Range, Montana
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:55 am 
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Thanks, lifelink. I was eyeing Elephanthead in June but haven't been back over that way since. Any word on how much walking was involved and how much vert was to be had?

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 Post subject: Re: July 7th, Absaroka Range, Montana
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:04 pm 
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I think they booted the whole way to the base and only the gully of the face was still in, kinda surprised there was that much for such an open face although i have hit some pretty damn good may pow there.


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 Post subject: Re: July 7th, Absaroka Range, Montana
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:21 am 
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lifelinksplit wrote:
...pretty damn good may pow there.


Is it too early to start dreaming of pow-pow again?

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