• Beating a dead horse here, but here are a few more photos of Middle Glacier from jdoneils perspective with a surprise/eyeopener ending.

    Bootpacking in

    starting up the canyon

    whoops, I mean coming down the canyon

    mid-way up

    a first look at our goal

    a look back at Portage Valley

    a little perspective of the run, it’s not too steep

    an…[Read more]

  • Whoops, my apologies for that embelishment, it was 3440′ not 4440′. Still a lot of uninterupted vert (especially if you’re drunk). I actually quit sweating after the first hour I was so dehydrated!

    Back to the skier minus skis and time delima… So the general rule of thumb for spring/summer skiing is to turn around when the slush gets ankle…[Read more]

  • 6-3-68 is the day I was brought in to this world in this life. 6-3-09 is the day I thought I’d try the “Portage Trifecta”. Before getting the “Trifecta” started, which I’ll explain in a bit, I thought I’d visit the bar for a night cap. You know, it’s midnight and therefore my birthday. BAD IDEA!!! When I woke up in the morning for our 9am…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic BIG LEAGUE in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Yep, this was a kickass day. It’s always nice to get on a big, steep, fluted line in the Chugach. Pics don’t really do it justice. From the approach it looks a lot mellower than it actually is. From the ridge looking into the drop-in it becomes much more intimidating….more on that in a minute….

    D-Green on the Approach

    D-Green stepped…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN started the topic BIG LEAGUE in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    I probably should be in bed getting ready for tomorrows adventure right now, but I’m just so excited about todays adventure that I just have to let you all know about it NOW. It was a HUGE DAY on a MONSTER LINE <u>with</u> ACTION SHOTS!

    So I’ll let Snowsavage write a dissertation when he gets a chance (He’s good with words) and I’ll just put up…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    I haven’t been out in a little while, but I’ve still got some cards up my sleeve and am chomping at the bit. I’d like to go on another heli-drop but need to check out snow conditions first. So off into the backyard we go to see if we can find some pow.

    Well, we found some chutes anyways

    and tentatively dropped one

    and it was good

    Good…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    This is definitely the wildest winter I’ve experienced yet. The weather here is never ever predictable, but this year it is all over the place. After last weeks 22″ dump it’s warmed up into the 40s (Fahrenheit) by day and low 30s by night. So now the South and East facing runs are bullet proof, West is marginal at best, and North is Blower Pow.…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Snow savage’s reply to the last hike above…

    Cliffed out, clinging to to a 50 degree wall of sligthly edgeable snow on a large peak in AK, wind-slabs spider-webbing under our feet every couple of turns, 7pm, getting dark, not really sure where we are going, trying to find a way through a maze of exposure, 40 ft. cornice looming above = Snow…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Cliffed out, clinging to to a 50 degree wall of sligthly edgeable snow on a large peak in AK, wind-slabs spider-webbing under our feet every couple of turns, 7pm, getting dark, not really sure where we are going, trying to find a way through a maze of exposure, 40 ft. cornice looming above = Snow Savage fucking scared.

    Snow Savage to D-Green :…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Soooo… After the little wind event last week we received 22″ of snow. 22″ in a day that is. New snow means resort riding and lift lines for me, but my friend Snowsavage on the other hand is chomping at the bit because he missed the last weather window and big lines sessions. He also is “anti authority” and does not like resorts and their…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    The high pressure continues and somehow or another the snow still holds. Time for another new line in the backyard/Chugach. Went out with the usual suspects as well as one old friend whom I haven’t seen since this: http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6777.

    The hike started out a little nasty

    but turned to a nice stroll a little…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Alyeska Resort crews painting the sky green for St Patty’s day

    Now that’s dedication to a party!

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Well, last day off for the week and the high pressure is holding. My old and tired body on the other hand, not so much. But with age comes wisdom they say, and I say it’s time to cheat!!!

    All Smiles!

    for a heli-bump to these bad boys

    and there she goes

    time for a quick pause to check out another nearby behemoth

    and then focus on the…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…

    It brought more sun with a new crew and yet another objective

    getting closer… this should be good

    starting to get steeper too

    and gnarlier

    WooHoo! Beer break on top

    and now the question is…

    Does it go?

    3462′ of fall line baby!

    dropping!

    …and it went!

    One more day off and sun…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    And the high pressure continues… So Snowsavage and I went for a little stroll

    to a small warm up run

    on our way to larger objectives

    where we reaped a little pow

    and laid down a little artwork

    it was too good to stop now, so back for more

    and life is good…

    I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Day 2 of bluebird skies! Doesn’t happen here too often.

    Off to the local playground

    and over and around a couple of small obstacles

    where I made a new friend

    checked out some new scenery

    and reaped some pow

    :mrgreen:

  • D-GREEN replied to the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Got some sunshine <u>and</u> stability!!! Yeah March!

    So this is a picture I took of a line in October of 2011

    I’ve been thinking of and trying to ride this line since then. Well the stars have aligned and AK’s back on!

    Away we go…

    looking down the other/South side

    A quick look around from the top… (I love…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN started the topic Chugach 2013 in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    Well, I hope it’s back on because I’m gonna start posting all my trips from 2013 here rather than multiple TRs. I hope there are some other Alaskan splitters out there to join me and post up some photos here as well.
    My last report/adventure was in late September/early October. Then, then it got clear and cold and the 3 to 10″ of snow faceted…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN started the topic Alpenglow in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    (Disclaimer) This another solo trip with no action shots, just lots of scenery on an epic day.

    I haven’t been out in quite a while now as shown by my lack of TRs, so I decided it was time to make good use of my one day off this week and get on it, with or without any partners. I decided it was time to ride Alpenglow mtn, a peak I’ve been…[Read more]

  • D-GREEN started the topic Valdez steez in the forum Alaska 6 years, 5 months ago

    …field-tested & alaskan approved (at least that’s what their stickers say).

    OK, 2 weeks in “The Mecca” and this is what I came back with. 73 photos here and not many “action” shots but hopefully a couple that might wake you up and make ya wanna poop.

    Day 1 at our new camp, yay!

    and it snowed out

    Day 2 we rode up The Worthington Glacier to…[Read more]

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