Forums Trip Reports Angora Chutes 5/13/2006 Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) Author Posts May 19, 2006 at 5:43 pm #567860 bcrider 4149 Posts Hooked up with a buddy from TGR last weekend in search of some semi-easily-accessible turns in the Tahoe area. Here is the TR. 🙂 (thanks for the TR template skier666) Date: May 12, 2006 Location: Angora Chutes Weather: Sunny and warm Partcipants: skier666, hicks, bcrider Gameplan: corn harvesting Music: Radio Clash Pics: bcrider, skier666, hicks I received a PM from skier666 a few days earlier stating that his friend from Europe (hicks) was going to be in town for 2 days and that he wanted to show him a backcountry day before heading to the AKPM Summit at Alpine Meadows on Sunday. I had planed on getting out on Saturday morning and it’s hard to pass up a trip with skier666 so it was game on. We met at the trailhead at 6:30amÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.skier666 pounds some last minute caffeine while hicks realizes his pack has a broken waist buckle (kinda important). Luckily I brought two. 🙂 There wasn’t a whole lotta snow at the trailhead. Soon we were wandering through the forest and crossing a creeksÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.good fun. skier666 mad creek crossing steeze. Out of the forest we start climing the small ridge to Angora LakesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Hicks is stoked. More dry climbing and no snow in sightÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the troops start getting a little worried. And finally on the ridge (and opposing aspect) we hit snow. skier666 Oh but wait guysÃ¢â‚¬Â¦we just have one last creek to cross. bcr stoked to be in snowboard boots. Apparently it’s not as easy in alpine ski boots. Skier666 sets upÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and lands it unscathed. hicks decided to try a different route. Our first close look at the chute we came for. Too steep to skin so we went to boot mode, skier666 gives his approval. Getting to the top went fast and soon we were on the summitÃ¢â‚¬Â¦skier666 said this was his trackhead impression. 🙂 bcr gaper pointing to Mt. Tallaciuos. Fallen Leaf and Lake Teezy. Echo Peak downclimbing back up? hicks May 19, 2006 at 5:44 pm #588944 bcrider 4149 Posts Time to ski. 🙂 skier666 hicks skier666 bcrider hicks skier666Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.sorry my camera washed out the snow bro! I tried to see if they would look any better in black and white? hicks ripped the shit out of it as well. my turn skier666 hicks May 19, 2006 at 5:45 pm #588945 bcrider 4149 Posts It was only 10am so we headed for another. Skins were a nice thought but soon it was back to booting. On the ridge we got a sweet view of the Crystal Range. (l to r – Pyramid Peak, Mt Agassiz, Mt Price) hicks checking it out Another group was hitting Halls of the Gods in what looked like good spring conditions (smooth and edge-able). At the notch that separates Angora Peak from Indian Rock we decided to descend rather than continue to Echo Peak. Temps were rising and the notch would have taken some time to get through (it’s much easier when it’s full of snow). Our exit chute was still fun so it wasn’t a complete loss. bcr hicks skier666 The skier devil stoked on the viewÃ¢â‚¬Â¦four different lakes – Upper Angora, Lower Angora, Fallen Leaf, and Lake Tahoe. skier666 making a maching turn with our exit chute in the background. *note – lower section of the morning chute in the background hicks Then it was a traverse out so we wouldn’t have to walk on dry land. skier666 breaks on through to the other side. bcr plays connect the dots. Gotta love those creeks. And dry trails. Are we there yet dad? Smiles on their faces so I guess it wasn’t too badÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.I hope. 🙂 Thanks for a fun day guys! I made it home in time for an early Mother’s day event and enjoyed a quick snack before the main festivities. Grocery store Rolls and an O’doul’sÃ¢â‚¬Â¦not the ideal ending but actually not too bad. 🙂 May 19, 2006 at 5:47 pm #588946 bcrider 4149 Posts Here are a few more pics I left out but skier666 posted. @skier666 wrote: Splitboarder S T O K E!!!!!!!!!! Carve it like Thanksgivin’ Glad I wore googles with a dark lens… Top of the chute,,,, A little fuzzy, but you’re still cranking it…. He rides with ski poles…. Hey is that Tom Burt????? Hizzzzzzzah! May 19, 2006 at 5:58 pm #588947 TEX 2486 Posts Looks like a nice outing. Did the euro enjoy the lake area? May 19, 2006 at 6:03 pm #588948 bcrider 4149 Posts sounds like it. 🙂 I asked if they have any lakes like Tahoe over there and he said kinda but not really. 8) May 19, 2006 at 6:08 pm #588949 mtnrider 740 Posts Nice, that looks like a long slog in w/ no snow. what’s w/ the odoul’s…I though you were a Guiness man. 😀 May 20, 2006 at 5:50 pm #588950 huevon 124 Posts Damn that’s a lot of pics. Your approaches look so charming. 😈 Good for you, drink on mother’s day BAD idea 😳 May 22, 2006 at 5:13 pm #588951 affix snow 521 Posts Very nice! That exit chute looked really tight and nice! Oh yea, O’douls? For shame….. 😉 Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.