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 Post subject: Winners Announced-Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:23 pm 
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As a follow up to this thread http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/fea ... tes-oregon , we're stoked to give away a couple copies of this new guidebook from Christopher Van Tilburg and Mountaineers Books (http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/).

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Make a post in this thread letting us know one of your favorite splitboard routes in Oregon or if you don't have one let us know where you'd like to go splitting in Oregon.

Winner will be selected by our Mountaineers Books contact on March 27th at random by using http://www.random.org.

We'll also be giving a copy away through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/splitboardcom/45914273520 , so technically you'll have two chances to win (but you can't win both). For the facebook contest you can copy and paste your same post from this thread but you'll need to "share" the post with at least one other person to qualify.

Get us some "likes" too and good luck! :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Anthony Lakes Basin.

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We're stoked the Bend library got this book shortly after it was published last Fall. I read it through and the information that I have first-hand knowledge of is accurate and clear. I even fact-checked w/ a Mt. Bachelor patroller on the description of a summit route that I wasn't aware of. Apparently it's an alternate that's open late-season. The Eastern Oregon section is excellent, there's even a few pages on Steens! Excellent guide book, highly recommended.
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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:00 pm 
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Never split in OR, but after climbing and riding Shasta last summer, I hope to take a road trip this spring/summer and climb/ride a few volcanos in Oregon! The book will help me pick which ones!


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:57 pm 
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I love splitting in Oregon. Hard to pick one place, but two of my favorites are Broken Top and Diamond Peak.

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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:33 pm 
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I am looking to get this book either way as OR is one of the first places we'll be parking our RV. Here's to finally pulling out of the driveway in two weeks!


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
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I've always wanted to visit crater lake in the winter. I know you're not allowed to drop down to the shore, but I hiked Mt. Scott in the summer and haven't quite been able to shake the image of myself shredding that NW bowl with views of the lake.


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
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That Eagle Cap? place in eastern OR. Yurts and stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:00 pm 
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silver wrote:
I've always wanted to visit crater lake in the winter. I know you're not allowed to drop down to the shore, but I hiked Mt. Scott in the summer and haven't quite been able to shake the image of myself shredding that NW bowl with views of the lake.


Yeah man Mt. Scott is awesome! I thought the same damn thing. A little off topic but...

A group of us hiked it in September and there was still a patch of ice and snow! So we had to go and check it out!

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Good times! I would love to go back in the winter. I have seen photos, it looks magical and would love to experience it first hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
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Yeah, Mt Scott in winter is pretty sweet :) (well, in Spring it's sweet, anyway)....here's a shot from 2007. In case you're wondering about the compass, we came in from the east side through thick trees (lakeside wasn't open yet)....

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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
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I love Oregon! Rainforest and desert. I've never splitted there but I've surfed there a few times and the waves were great. I would probably need to take a look at that sweet guide book to have any idea where to find the pow!


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
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Hell yeah. I'm gonna have to make Mt. Scott happen this spring. Snowpack should be fat this year!


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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
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Oregon Rules! I already have both books, so not interested in the contest, but here are a
couple of my favorite trips I've done up there.

16 hours of South Sister from the Mt. Bachelor parking lot.
http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewto ... ?f=2&t=306

Crater Lake Circumnavigation
http://www.earnyourturns.com/7900/tr-crater-lake-jan12/

A lot of my trips were back in the day before the internet.

Mt. McLaughlin
Middle Sister
North Sister
Mt. Scott (from the 97)
Mt. Thielsen


Here's one from Pelican Butte
http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewto ... ?f=2&t=310

Mt. Bailey
http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewto ... ?f=2&t=386

Drove out to the Newberry Caldera this past January, but not enough snow. Explored Diamond Peak as well.
Still need to head farther north to complete my goal of
getting turns on all the Oregon Volcanoes...

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 Post subject: Re: Win a copy of "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon"
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First backcountry experience for me was Diamond Peak in may of '97. It's an epic if even just for the relative remoteness of the TH's and length of approach through the wilderness. It's such a great experience as it's generally a little-known Oregon volcano that 'seems' a lot bigger than it really in how much the peak is sculpted out. It gives you just a taste of technicality on the way up, and is super duper fun coming down. I've been back two more times, last in '06 -- but still have yet to do DP on a splitboard. My profile pic is from just above treeline coming down the NW bowl and the bear creek drainage.


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