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  • #644405
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    Hey All,

    any one want to get out and climb this summer? I’ve had a hard time finding people to climb with the past few summers. Would like to climb more. get at me if you want to go out sometime,.

    ps-I don’t do trad, but would love to learn 😉

    #644406
    buckchow
    356 Posts

    Gunsight at Alta:

    #644407
    buckchow
    356 Posts

    Also, quick off-topic PSA: There’s a casual, introductory, get-together tonight for the upcoming premiere Mini Maker Faire in Salt Lake City, which will be at Library Square on October 6, 2012. I recently went to the San Mateo Maker Faire, which was a great weekend if you’re into techy/DIY/WTF-type stuff, and I’m stoked to help make one happen in SLC this fall. If you’d like to contribute, or help organize the event, or are just curious, please feel free to swing by, or PM me.

    836 East Harrison Ave at 7 PM, Tuesday June 5th. Free food (fish tacos) and drinks (beer).

    More info here: http://www.facebook.com/SLCMakerFaire

    #644408
    KR
    159 Posts

    Hey everyone, have a great summer! I’m about to head into the Absarokas (NW Wyoming) for 30 days, and just wanted to officially check out from this season. It was great touring with new people, and meeting new people as well. Looking forward to next season!

    Peace! :thatrocks:

    #644409
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    have fun Kelly! those are some of my favorite mountains in the world.

    #644410
    buckchow
    356 Posts

    Sorry, no splitboard content. We are running out of snow over here. Here some shots from today on South Ridge of Superior w/ wasatchsurf.

    Suicide Chute:

    Scrambling above the Suicide(left)/Homicide(right) saddle; Snowbird (and the Powderbird heliport) in background:

    There’s a bit of exposure. Observing the 3 points of contact rule:

    It’s a great scramble. Did see some fresh tracks in Cardiac bowl, there’s still snow there. You could prolly ride 1000′ of vert there if ya felt like lugging the plank up. I guess I don’t… anywho, Thanks Dan for the day!

    #644411
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Dan you long hair freak!!! You’ve been hanging with Snurfer and I enough where our long hair beauty is rubbing off. Nice work guys. Don’t forget me, I would love to get out with you guys for some summer fun. Take care and hit me up.

    #644412
    mej
    81 Posts

    Anybody interested in doing the Triple Traverse starting from Ferguson Canyon tomorrow?

    #644413
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    Hey guys I went on a nice bike ride yesterday up Emigration canyon then north on 65. Does anyone know if 65 is open in the winter time? There looked like some super fun lines could be had there with very easy access from the road. Also thinking of hitting Timp Sunday if anyone wants to join. I gotta get my July turns in……

    #644414
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    @Snowvols wrote:

    Hey guys I went on a nice bike ride yesterday up Emigration canyon then north on 65. Does anyone know if 65 is open in the winter time? There looked like some super fun lines could be had there with very easy access from the road. Also thinking of hitting Timp Sunday if anyone wants to join. I gotta get my July turns in……

    East Canyon road (65) is closed in the winter. You can access that area from Kilyon and City Creek Canyon’s in the winter, but it can be a slog. Some folks use a bike to approach from City Creek and hit Grandview Peak. Also anything beyond Big Mountain west of highway 65 is private land 🙁

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #644415

    dan always sports perfect climbing form. hey dude! back to oregon now.

    #644416

    Dan’s breaking out ice axes and I’m still trying to thing of a reason to stomp around in my new crampons. Shit!

    #644417
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    Chris- that was such a fun day. I wish I was there again instead of burning up in this damned heat we’ve had all summer. Get a hold of me if you come out next winter

    #644418
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    Well ran up to Timp today. It was a pretty nice. Coverage is a joke compared to last September. It was fun being out on snow and here is how the perm snow field looks.

    #644419
    mej
    81 Posts

    Got some July turns last week up in the PNW. Summitted and skied Mount Adams and Mount Hood. Took an alternate route on Adams to avoid the crowds, which weren’t too bad since we summitted on a Thursday. Cold weather on Adams had us change our descent plans to instead ski the SW Chutes, which lived up to their reputation as one of the longest, most consistent fall line corn runs in the US. Hood was a zoo, but fun. Lots of people incredulous that we were carrying skis and boards to ride off the summit. I don’t think I would ever do a volcano without my split. I can’t imagine walking down one of those things.

    Photos by Ritchie Espenilla.

    On Adams, looking at next year:

    SW Chutes in background, very foreshortened:

    Hood gang shred:

    #644420
    mar123
    370 Posts

    nice, looked like a fun trip!!

    #644421
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    Hopefully everyone is having a good summer. I am trying to plan my winter and a buddy and I were talking of doing a Yurt trip. Does anyone recommend a certain yurt based on really good terrain? I know Utah has quite a few, but we are just looking for one of the better yurts to stay at.

    #644422
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Snow conditions from yesterday’s trail run. Coverage a wee bit on the thin side. The only instabilities observed were my beat to hell knees… 😀

    Approaching Devil’s Castle

    Purdies along the Sugar Loaf cat track

    Mordor

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #644423
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    jesus doug those photos are rad!

    #644424
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    some photos from this summer so far.

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