Forums Trip Reports Checkin in from the Wasatch……..again. Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)Author Posts March 16, 2014 at 11:48 pm #579840 UTAH 830 PostsCheckin in from the Wasatch with another Kobernik style, weekend warrior, granola eating TR. It’s been a typical year so far in the Wasatch with deep slab instabilities, January corn cycles and epic March days. I’ve managed to keep good company, stay safe and shred good snow since I last checked in, in December.Low snow and lot’s of high pressure in December turned the Wasatch into a sandbox. Good for getting on steeper lines but not so good for when we get back in the flow. In January we almost always get a corn like cycle where you can follow the sun and find good turns, especially on the Eastern facing aspects. Photos from mar123 More January Corn with Buckchow We finally seem to get back in the flow around Febuary. Multiple wet high density storms were enough to break the camels back and we went through a pretty large deep slab cycle. Tree Runs with the bros! A week of warm days and colder nights was enough to bring the probability of triggering something large down but careful consideration of your line was still really important. By the end of February the snow was behaving more like it was spring. The sky seemed the limit and mar123 and I were looking to get on some steeper slopes. A slight density inversion and overnight winds changed our plans but we were still able to have fun with careful terrain management. Poppers and cliffs were the order of the day. Photos by mar123 In typical spring fashion the snow set up fast. You wouldn’t have known it by the 60+ bombs coming from Alta/Snowbird but the snow set up and overnight we were able to get on steeper slopes with more connected aprons. Granted we took our time getting to know the snow before dropping the more commiting lines. Photos by mar123 By March steeper slopes had been tested and the sky seemed the limit. mar123 checking the camera to make sure we were dropping in at the right spot. Photos by mar123 With conditions all time we decided to go back to back big days. We got an early start with projected warmer temps and an E. facing line. Photos by mar123 The views were not bad, the exit on the other hand. March has not dissapointed, in a matter of two days not to mention mid week the Wasatch was tracked top to bottom. Bucky, mar123 and I decided on a unique zone in the Wasatch hoping the low elevation, long approach kept some of the masses away. We were surprised to see another party in the zone and while we transitioned a party of three splitters came down and I quickly noticed it was Barrows and keffler along with WasatchDon who I knew were in town for the week. The Wasatch is a crazy place like that, it makes you realize it really is a small world. The day quickly became all about the camaradarie of brothers and the shared love of mountains and splitboarding. Take care everyone. [youtube:3owybqjo]6D6_QHhUjkk[/youtube:3owybqjo] March 17, 2014 at 4:42 am #675979 dishwasher-dave 460 PostsNice recap and vid. Lotsa fun drops in there. Thanks for sharing. March 17, 2014 at 6:02 am #675980 Snowvols 291 PostsGreat summary, Nic. Looks like you have gotten after it lately. :drool: March 17, 2014 at 11:54 am #675981 nickstayner 700 PostsGreat collection of photos! March 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm #675982 wasatch surf 979 Postsrad bud! had a great time touring the other day March 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm #675983 barrows 1490 PostsHey Nic, great getting out with you again. Upon return to CO the transmission in my Subaru blew up 3 miles from my house at 12:30 AM… uh ohh! Thanks for the pics and stoke. March 18, 2014 at 6:37 am #675984 mar123 370 Postsyeah Mr. V, always a pleasure shreddin!! March 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm #675985 buckchow 356 PostsYeah Shred Dog video! Your daughter is awesome dancer too March 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm #675986 Rico in AZ 559 PostsThat looks a pretty damn fine season. :headbang: March 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm #675987 aliasptr 282 PostsLooks like a blast! Great terrain… man I miss the mountains! March 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm #675988 bcrider 4150 PostsTop notch UT stoke!Thanks for sharing! :thatrocks: March 23, 2014 at 2:17 am #675989 keffler 319 PostsHope you don’t mind me adding on to the TR. Was great seeing old and new faces. Certainly the best part of the binding business thing.Seems like we showed up at a good time. Lots of soft turns for days…Meet up with some new friends from the Alps.The Swiss MixDay one was a blue bird powder day. Yep, it’s busy here.Eight hours later in the Wasatch?!?Despite getting a late start on a powder day, we still got great first tracks…Barrows Exiting a fun line left behindMiss seeing the Chimera shop last year, but they moved over the summer and I couldn’t wait to see the new place.Tour of the new Chimera ShopSo Rad. Picture represents years of hard work and dedication by Alister. All this and still can only be done while working a full time job? Tough business.Nice Rack!Always fun to run into friends in the backcountry. Great to see you guys.Bucky Hop!Off the wall Barrows?Where’s Al?And a day with Utah shredding like usual!Thanks guys for a great time and see you next year if not sooner! Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.