Forums Trip Reports Finally – A Day Out Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts June 26, 2006 at 6:03 pm #567929 lewmt 570 Posts Having spent the last 3 weeks trying to regain goodboy status on the homefront I got permission to make 1 more BC trek. I figured I’d have an easy day & get to hit this couloir I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years now. Theres a jeep trail that goes almost to the base of the back side of this couloir & I could easily make 3 or 4 runs if the snow was good. Well my “easy” concept was crushed by 1 snowdrift about 4′ deep still & only ~ 30 yards long. I wasn’t going to let that get me so I decided to hike the ~ 8 miles remaining. The view from my starting point – the objective is the couloir farthest to the lookers left. Rather than take the ridgeline around to the mtn I decided to make a shortcut down through the canyon between. It maybe saved a mile of travel but cost me ~ 2800′ of downhill bushwack and ~3100′ of uphill vert on the other side. The 1st few miles went like this Finally I gained the summit above the couloir & was rewarded with this Since I was solo I only have this as my run down. After hiking out & taking the ridgeline route back to the pickup I finally made it home ~ 8:30. So much for the 4:00 arrival I’d told my wife to expect. I guess its back to projects for me next weekend 🙄 June 26, 2006 at 6:21 pm #589530 bcrider 4149 Posts Ha, funny TR. I can relate all too wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦both on the family aspect and road closures due to one or two impassable drifts. I bet those turns and being in the mtns was worth it though! :thatrocks: June 27, 2006 at 10:22 pm #589531 nomad 288 Posts Still riding in Montana! June 28, 2006 at 1:29 pm #589532 lewmt 570 Posts ^ trying the lines are getting tougher to come by for sure. ^^ Was well worth it – just wish I’d had the energy to hit it 3 or 4 times Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.