Skies turned blue for a brief opportunity to get after it. First objective is to scope Eddies South Face for some POW. On approach looking towards Wolverine ridge and Shark Fin
Found snowsavage on the trail. We could only hike so far on the ridge before we had to drop ...
Hiking out and a look at the North Face of TinCan
Next is was on to something bigger. Plan was to go after Wolverine but our sunny forecast started with a thick cloud deck and we were contemplating what to do. After freezing in an empty motorized parking lot the sun started to show itself over TinCan first. We changed plans and headed up TinCan with our objective being a rib off of the North Face Proper summit.
On approach we see the library and Kickstep
Things look nice HIGH in the Chugach
Snowsavage and our token skier already thinking about line number 2 on Eddies
Action shots courtesy of snowsavage of the line from top to bottom
Next we toured up the Eddies valley looking for a chute to climb. We settled on this one whose upper section measured 50 degrees.
On top of the ridge we get a closer view of our original objective which obviously came out of the clouds. We did notice some tracks on the route we were intending to ride which seemed to stop only a few turns into the line. On our climb there was some sun crusts as all south facing slopes got a good dose of sun exposure so we assumed they may have ran into something sketchy and took another route down and presumed we made the right decision today. But who knows we have our own chute to rip
Snowsavage picks chute to enter
I rode what we climbed for an sick powder run. Our skier friend from Colorado followed
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1504 Location: Colorado
+1, of course, it's been dark there for the first half of the season...
See the Roger's Pass TRs.... *****ing CANADA!
BG, I know the Cali season has been atrocious, not all that much better here in Colorado, hate to say it, but perhaps it is time to think about the potential effects of climate change and whether we really can do anything about it. It should be winter here, but we have an early spring right now, with frozen surfaces all 'round, and, perhaps if one gets lucky, the chance of finding softened snow on S facing lines with lots of sun. in March we should still be riding cold winter POW here in Colorado.
aw yeh looks wicket up there!!! nice work, keep it up! fukin alaska yeh, goin off..... hopefully all the free radicals who've bin loitering around rev will head north soon, smell ya later! have fun up there!!