Forums Trip Reports Mount Moran 5-4-2006 lots of pics
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    jparker
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    Well, there wasn’t actually any splitboarding going on in this trip, but since we got our beta from this site I figured I ougt to give back a little. It started with me seeing a picture of the mountain about 3 years ago. This year I finally had some friends dumb enough to drive for eight hours just to suffer all day and night.

    It started with an early start around noon:

    The Tetons sure are impressive from the road

    Moran isn’t that big from across the lake. . .

    We were on the same schedule as the people in the TR I saw here, started across the lake just before sunset.

    Hiked/wacked bushes for a couple of hours in the dark to get to the snow. Left to right, Ian, me and Marshall

    Slept for two hours and started up at around 3 am. Small wonder we didn’t get lost in the dark. Having a picture of the front of the face from the distance on my camera once again proved to be very useful in figuring out where the hell we were. It started getting bright out around 4:30am or so, and the views were spectacular

    Sunrise was amazing. Ian and marshall.

    Marshall and me

    just the lake

    Pretty soon we ascended into a cloud which, I’d like to mention, was the only one on top of any mountains in the tetons that day

    Me on the way up

    From the top things would occasionally clear a little bit and we could see the lake. Picture of marshall and ian on the last little bit. Once they topped out the clouds stayed until we descended.

    I went first. The top part that hadn’t gotten any sun was just barely soft enough that it wasn’t really dangerous. About 2 inches of pretty icy crust on top of softer snow. that you could just barely penetrate too. At least it wasn’t going to slide. . .

    Ian went next. This picture is one of the few i’ve taken that actually looks steep. I guess it helps that the slope was about 50 degrees. . .

    Then Marshall. Notice the ice ax pole plant

    It was a long way back down. 98% of the snow was great, it got a little dirty, sticky and rocky on the bottom but was perfect corn for the bulk of the descent.

    It was the longest steep and sustained descent I’ve ever done. I can see why it’s considered a classic.

    #589346
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Badass!!! I was drooling over that chute when I was in Jackson a few years back. I need to get out there some spring. Nice work! How much vertical from the car is that?

    #589347
    jparker
    64 Posts

    @bgnight wrote:

    Badass!!! I was drooling over that chute when I was in Jackson a few years back. I need to get out there some spring. Nice work! How much vertical from the car is that?

    over 4,000′ of snow for us, over 6,000′ potential

    #589348
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    yep, that is sick

    #589349
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Nice work!! Those sunrise shots are amazing!

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #589350
    lewmt
    570 Posts

    Kicks Ass – Totally stoked for my daughter that will be there this week(leaving today) at the Exum woman’s camp. I hope the snow has held up.

    #589351
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Splitboarding or not this TR rocks!

    Way to get a big one guys!!! 8)

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