Forums Current Conditions Montana Bozeman Thread 2012/2013
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  • #656888
    samh
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    @nickstayner wrote:

    Stuff on the Gardiner Headwall & on down the ridge provides way better ski experiences this time of year IMO.

    Noted. The one time I’ve visited the Pass to ski the road up higher than Rock Creek was closed and as such we didn’t visit the headwall. Will definitely get back down there – – it’s too awesome an access to pass up.

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    #656889
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    I’ll keep MT on the front page (much to the chagrin of some I’m sure). North-facing Beartooth eye candy from yesterday. Surface conditions are still awesome. (not the Pass, but still quite close to a road)

    My last note about snow level in the Tooths was apparently quite wrong (based it on the much shadier cirque we were skiing in that day). I’d say a more accurate estimate is more like between 9500-9800′. Creepin’ up there, becoming less and less worth it (for me anyway)… get it while it’s good!

    #656890
    samh
    726 Posts

    @nickstayner wrote:

    …I’d say a more accurate estimate is more like between 9500-9800′. Creepin’ up there, becoming less and less worth it (for me anyway)… get it while it’s good!

    That is getting to be a LOT of work for not a lot of results.

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    #656891
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    Totally. Thankfully most trailheads around here are pretty high, and most of the lines I’m still considering top out over 12000′. As long as at least half my vert’s on snow… 🙂 But yeah, definitely winding things down. Especially with warm temps forecasted.

    #656892
    acopafeel
    134 Posts

    i was looking to head that way this weekend Nick. I might check out a similar area, in an attempt to avoid the crowds at the pass. If so, ill keep my eye out for that axe!

    #656893
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    acopafeel and I made it into the zone mentioned above for some more late-season Beartooth shredding in great shape. Snowline ~9700′, fabulous conditions found on the northern half of the compass. Despite mountain temps reaching upper fifties/low sixties, shredding was great well into the afternoon.

    More photos on my site (and the tale of an industrious, radiator-wrecking marmot).

    #656894
    dln
    146 Posts

    found a transceiver in the ‘tooths on Sunday (6/9/13)…pm me for details.

    #656895
    samh
    726 Posts

    @dln wrote:

    found a transceiver in the ‘tooths on Sunday (6/9/13)…pm me for details.

    This is a SW Montana thread. We don’t want you Jackson hole types ’round here, see! * wink wink *

    You going to post up some pics of them there “‘tooths” you speak of, Duane?

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    #656896
    dln
    146 Posts

    Ah yes … The stereotypical local chest thumping … “Find your own wave brah!” I love it 🙂
    I will definitely post some photos of said tooths once I’m back home … Even if some of them are from the Wyoming side of the border!! Speaking of which isn’t glacier lake partially in Wyoming? I guess the trailhead is in Montana so Ill let it slide this time 😀 🙂

    #656897
    samh
    726 Posts

    @dln wrote:

    Ah yes … The stereotypical local chest thumping … “Find your own wave brah!” I love it 🙂
    I will definitely post some photos of said tooths once I’m back home … Even if some of them are from the Wyoming side of the border!! Speaking of which isn’t glacier lake partially in Wyoming? I guess the trailhead is in Montana so Ill let it slide this time 😀 🙂

    Next year I’ll entitle this thread “2014 – Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Trip Reports”. That way anytime so n00b from the PNW tries to post there we’ll be all be able to chest bump and fist bump them cryin’ on home to mama.

    – Sam

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    #656898
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    @samh wrote:

    Next year I’ll entitle this thread “2014 – Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Trip Reports”.

    Like this idea a LOT.

    #656899
    samh
    726 Posts

    @nickstayner wrote:

    Like this idea a LOT.

    Seeing as how this sub-forum’s biggest supporter, Nick Stayner was rocking the Northern Absarokas most of the winter it just doesn’t make sense to limit it to BZN ; )

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    #656900
    dln
    146 Posts

    @nickstayner wrote:

    @samh wrote:

    Next year I’ll entitle this thread “2014 – Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Trip Reports”.

    Like this idea a LOT.

    This gets my VOTE!

    #656901
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    Great. Hopefully that means we’ll see more of your gorgeous Teton photography.

    #656902
    dln
    146 Posts

    Got chased out of glacier park by thunderstorms and rain. sorting thru shots from the trip. here’s a couple good ones from the tooths. Had to shoot a timelapse of this sunset. It cost me a few laps on the gardiner headwall but could not be passed up.

    Pilot-Index

    Mandatory Left at the Milky Way

    #656903
    samh
    726 Posts

    Spectacular.

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    #656904
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    Yeah, those photos are tremendous!

    A few from my weekend. Probable final trip of 2012/13 for me. Big runnels on Whitetail!

    Nice line on a taller peak in the area, good way to close out the shredding season.

    1/2way down

    Still good coverage in the alpine. Trick is suffering your way through the longass, bouldery approaches!

    #656905
    samh
    726 Posts

    @nickstayner wrote:

    …Trick is suffering your way through the longass, bouldery approaches!

    Thank god for lightweight boots.

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    #656906
    acopafeel
    134 Posts

    Nick, those pics might just make me buck up for another long drive this weekend
    😀

    #656907
    dln
    146 Posts

    Midnight run down the Gardner Headwall under the Milky Way? . . . Anyone??

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