Forums Trip Reports Middle of the San Juans – 1/15/11 – 1/16/11
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  • #574101
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    The San Juans seem to be pleasantly quiet lately. That’s not to say theres no snow though. Around christmas, we got about 8-9 feet of snow. I unfortunately was stuck in Vermont, which wasn’t healthy. When I got back, it was full on, and has been since.

    After a couple weeks of warmer temps and stabilizing snow, jcmarechal and myself decided to scope out a new zone that we thought had some potential.

    On the first day we were dupped into the wrong skin track, so we booked it up the next next ridge to a zone we figured was holding.

    jcmarechal putting in the skin track up the south side.


    But skinning the other side gave us a great view of the original objective and what would be the next days aventure.


    Although the skin sucked, the payoff was pretty good. jcmarechal


    me patiently waiting to shred.


    Patience is a virtue.


    Day 1’s shred zone.

    Day two we went back for our original objective, the small chute on pic 2 above.

    ITS A SNOWBOW!


    Final push up the scree field with Silverton in the background.


    summersgone


    Runs pretty long. summersgone


    jcmarechal


    jcmarechal


    jcmarechal walking out to the end of the weekend.

    [vimeo:gql8bgeq]http://www.vimeo.com/18875966[/vimeo:gql8bgeq]
    First Day 1/15/11 Summersgone – one of the longest top to bottom I’ve done. Insert your own music till I get something to actually edit 🙂

    Greetings from the San Juans, were still here.

    #634377
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Almost 2 minutes of straight shredding…stoked!…I hear D Lombardo Slayer jams to that!

    San Juans…reminds me of Austria…stoked for ya brothers!

    #634378
    SkateBananas
    178 Posts

    SICK….Love that your helmet cam is not 95% skinning + transitions, that bores the hell out of me, I just want to see the shred.

    Ill see ya boys in about 1 week. :bananas:

    #634379
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    @SkateBananas wrote:

    Ill see ya boys in about 1 week.

    Hope you been keeping up with the cardio, were going to jump right into it, get you up to speed. :bananas: + :puke:

    @SPLITRIPPIN wrote:

    I hear D Lombardo Slayer jams to that!

    :rock: Pumped for both of your arrivals. Is it the weekend yet? I’m ready to go again. Damn day jobs. :nononno:

    #634380
    dendrologic
    30 Posts

    I was ‘convinced’ it was Ohpir for the first several photos. Where exactly were you?

    I definitely work too much, :santa: not keepin up on the cardio… :nononno:

    the puking smily definitely changed my whole 💡 of these things. perhaps not in a good way… 😉

    but keep on :rock: in the Rockies. 8)

    #634381
    HikeforTurns
    1114 Posts

    Stoney? Nice one fellas

    #634382
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    Not Ophir, not Stoney. Don’t take offence, but my Vermont mentality coupled short term memory loss I sorta forgot 😉 If you want to get out sometime, I can maybe show ya.

    #634383
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    nice run! stopping is teh gay

    #634384
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    @dendrologic wrote:

    I definitely work too much

    the stick looks nice! still haven’t test drove it yet. snow conditions and motivation are lacking atm.

    #634385
    russman
    692 Posts

    Dude hell yeah! That was a sick line! I loved that there was no stupid music and just shredding!

    Nice turns dude!! :rock:

    #634386
    cmcquade
    34 Posts

    @dendrologic wrote:

    I was ‘convinced’ it was Ohpir for the first several photos. Where exactly were you?

    I definitely work too much, :santa: not keepin up on the cardio… :nononno:

    the puking smily definitely changed my whole 💡 of these things. perhaps not in a good way… 😉

    but keep on :rock: in the Rockies. 8)

    one of the pics i see sultan in the background behind town. So im guessing Arrastra creek area east of Kendall Mtn?

    #634387
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    Yes, it is in Silverton area, yes that is Sultan. 😉 That’s about as far as I want to go with internet divulsion of areas, as there was minimal groups out there, and much more to explore. I know I’m being greedy. But growing up in VT where rogue trail cutters made us dust off tracks into trails, keeping this secret is nothing. I hope you can understand. I know were not Utah, but the amount of splitters and skiers I saw a couple weeks ago on 550, I’ll keep them over there thank you. 🙂

    #634388
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Nice job!

    Mums the word…. 😕

    #634389
    creighers
    25 Posts

    Nicely done. Dont blame you about keeping it on the down low, 550 has been outta control. Gotta get creative in these areas now. That is a good zone with alot of options, thanks for the pics.
    Day off tomorrow and heading up if your free, be in the area
    creig

    #634390
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    I’m a total weekend warrior. Let’s try and meet up another time. Shoot me a pm sometime creighers, we’ll see if we can hook up.

    #634391
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @summersgone wrote:

    my Vermont mentality coupled short term memory loss I sorta forgot 😉 If you want to get out sometime, I can maybe show ya.

    sounds SO east coast, way to represent… LOL!

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