nomad replied to the topic Wytahvadatana Road Trip in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 8 years, 4 months ago
Buffy, although it may not appear so at first glance, the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has one of the better forecasts I’ve found. Although there aren’t any of the standard indicators like rose diagrams, there’s way more nuance in their discussions and they have some pretty good data backing up their forecasts.
If you end up…[Read more]
nomad replied to the topic Rider down – news reports Liz Daley killed in avalanche in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 8 years, 8 months ago
Damn. Her presence in our community will certainly be missed. Rest in peace, Liz.
nomad replied to the topic 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke in the forum Montana 9 years, 1 month ago
Good to see you up at Bridger Sam. I must be lucky – twice in one week! There was a surprising amount of snow on the ridge, but the rain and warm temps from the previous few days had done some damage to the snowpack – it was fairly saturated throughout. On account of the new load and weakened structure, I opted to stay off of even Bridger…[Read more]
nomad replied to the topic 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke in the forum Montana 9 years, 2 months ago
I’m here… it hasn’t been all that easy to get radical this year with the sketchiness and all. I’ve really been dialing it back – it’s just too difficult to manage unpredictable deep slabs. Hopefully things turn around soon (it’s looking better at least).
This was Saturday. My apologies for the selfies. Hold on while I get the links working….
nomad replied to the topic Treepilot Gone…but not forgotten in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 9 years, 3 months ago
Rest in Peace, Wade.
Wade met up with me at Kootenay Pass back in 2008/9, kindly volunteered a place to stay nearby, and bought me dinner to boot! He was a truly generous guy. The next time I see you, buddy, we’ll both be riding endless powder lines and I’ll get you back for a good meal and frosty brew. Thanks for contributing to the…[Read more]
nomad replied to the topic Cali/PNW Cascades splitters in the forum Splitboard Talk Forum 10 years ago
I was up on the N side of Adams on monday. There was still a bit of windblown powder, but with an uneven icy crust underneath, then firm conditions below maybe 10k. Tough conditions to manage. Anyhow, you might want to wait for at least a few days after this storm for the mountain to shed the few fresh feet that are likely to be up there.…[Read more]
nomad replied to the topic Bozeman Thread 2012/2013 in the forum Montana 10 years, 1 month ago
Zee post is up. Check it!
nomad replied to the topic Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO in the forum Avy Discussion Forum 10 years, 1 month ago
Rest in peace Rick and all the other riders. I rode with Rick for a few days in Rogers Pass a few years ago, and spoke with him just a couple weeks ago on the phone. He was a super kind and helpful guy, very thoughtful and humble. My thoughts go out to his family and wife and to all the other people affected by this tragedy. These things…[Read more]
nomad replied to the topic Gros Ventres – Twin Creek to Cache Creek 3/9 to 3/11 in the forum Trip Reports 10 years, 2 months ago
Great TR dln! Even if the objectives weren’t had, the trip seemed like a worthwhile wandering. I really dig the speed of your adventures, with a good combination of riding and reflecting. Sweet time lapse and photos too!
nomad replied to the topic The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich in the forum Trip Reports 10 years, 3 months ago
Man that looks like fun. I sure could go for some pillows, kickers, and a good time with other rippers right now. Nice backside air too! Good to know that split freestyle isn’t dead quite yet…
Osterreich uber alles!
nomad replied to the topic Early Season, MT in the forum Trip Reports 10 years, 4 months ago
hmm.. abiathar, pebble crk. any chance youre the editor of the cooke city chronicle?
Nope, that’s Beau. He skis every day of the week and is characteristically reserved. I do agroecological research (or at least pretend to) most days, ride one plank when the conditions match up with my schedule, and am at least a bit more verbose. My blog is…[Read more]
nomad replied to the topic The Cross in the forum Trip Reports 10 years, 4 months ago
I’ve always wanted to ride Tallac and get the Tahoe experience. Just looks like fun. Thanks for sharing your outing with a good group, Tex!
nomad replied to the topic Dos texas renegados invadir las Tetons para las vacaciones in the forum Trip Reports 10 years, 5 months ago
Nice work nailing it on a condensed trip. Looks like conditions are prime (until the next snow)!
nomad replied to the topic TR: NW Couloir of Mt. Shuksan! in the forum Trip Reports 10 years, 5 months ago
Nice! That sure is a fun line. Glad you guys had better conditions than when I rode it last year, when there was lurking ice on the traverse 😯
Cool to see some big lines going down in December
nomad replied to the topic Gallatin Peak 04/09 in the forum Trip Reports 10 years, 5 months ago
Nice! Thanks for pulling this 6-year old TR out of the dustbin. Those were good times, with all the time in the world to get outside. I just realized the other day that this is now my tenth year of splitboarding. I feel like I should have some sort of celebration or something. Or I could just go shredding 😀
nomad replied to the topic Mt. Humphries, North Couloir 5.10.12 in the forum Trip Reports 11 years ago
Wow – looks dry but nice job getting up there. Of course I only have a season that was 300% of average to compare to…
nomad replied to the topic Crazy Peak, MT: Northwest Face in the forum Trip Reports 11 years ago
Dave, sorry for not giving you a ring – who knows what the conditions would have been like the next day though!
A few more images:
PS for anyone who’s still paying attention – I heard that whitetail had hero snow on saturday – might still be good above 10K?!
Thanks all and thanks for the note on Skyladder, Karkis. I’m not so sure that it will remain on my to-do list if that ice patch is always lurking beneath. Ice underneath snow = not so nice.
Well, karkis pretty much nailed it with his succinct (karkis-style) recounting of the trip, but I’ll add my own version.
It probably was a combination of factors, but I was a bit nervous at the beginning of this trip. The gale-force winds and sideways snow that I endured from the border through to Calgary probably didn’t help, nor did the…[Read more]
Damn that was fast karkis! It will probably be tomorrow before I get some pics/words up here, but on first look there’s some good ones! Nice write-up and documentation — I’m certainly content with my double gold 😀 .
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