Forums Trip Reports Northern Bridgers 1/6-1/8 (a little pic heavy) Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) Author Posts January 12, 2006 at 5:55 pm #567330 lifelinksplit 282 Posts Bridgerhippy, Whit, and myself decided last minute to head into the bridgers for the weekend for some winter camping and riding. Everywhere around these parts lately has been prety high avy conditions except the bridgers. Or so we thought, we ended up finding significant wind loading on various aspects and got poor pit results. Needless to say we didn’t get to ski the lines we had in mind. We did however manage some fun turns in a great area and camping was a blast. Here’s a bunch a photos from the weekend and some enticing lines. BH and Whit at trailhead. A nice old cabin A couple of shots of a boardwalk through some wetlands Group shot Me and ghost skinning up the logging road Crazies Coming up to a windy pass before this view These were our initial goal, but conditions were a little windloaded Setting up camp for the night My humble abode happy dog defending the fort, and I have to say that the origami plates etc are the best thing ever. Chillin at camp melting snow mmmmm dinner, Who can guess the ingredients? and pancakes for breakfast dryin out in the morning one more camp shot, like I said we did more camping than riding this trip finally some shots from saturday he original goal is above me This one looks good too Whit with the pole point LLS with nice background BH the photog, I swear one of these time I’ll actually get a pic of him riding some tracks trying to get a little air a little B/W action We got snowed on quite a bit the last night but I think the smile says it all and the on the way out I displayed my mad gorilla steeze. BH was hoping to get a good falling sequence but I dissapointed him. I didn’t eat shit till further down the trail. Twice. It was a killer weekend even if we had to stay to mellower slopes. We will definitely be heading back soon for a some day trips now that we know how the access is. Sorry for the amount of pics I went a little crazy uploading and I’m bored. January 12, 2006 at 7:03 pm #585327 nomad 288 Posts Nice TR! I really like the use of the B&W for cloudy days. Which basin exactly did you get to – the one south of Frazier proper, the one near hardscrabble or the one just north of Sac? Glad you guys made it out there – its a place with so many options. Did you dig any pits in the couloirs themselves or just on the slopes below them? Just wondering, because it is often much more protected where the rocks block the wind than down lower in the open. Where are you headed this weekend? Just got back from Jackson where the snow was $$$ and looking for somewhere to avoid the avy danger… January 12, 2006 at 10:06 pm #585328 lifelinksplit 282 Posts Nomad- We didn’t dig a pit in the couloir because we didn’t feel the slope above us was quite safe enough to cross to get to the upper couloirs. We could also see large cornices on the ridge above us and above the one we wanted to ride. The questionable layer along with the slew of activity lately made us a little cautious. Not to mention we really wanted to ride that line so we tried not to let that affect our decision. We were right below Frazier basin(east) camped near I believe Ainsley Lake. I will have to check the map to be sure but I think that is right. I am wanting to get out saturday but don’t have a plan or a partner yet so let me know if you’re gonna head out. Sunday I will be celebrating the bears beating carolina. Da Bears! January 13, 2006 at 12:08 am #585329 bcrider 4149 Posts Really great stuff guys, cool pics!!! 8) Felt like I was right there. BH gets a star next to his name for taking a cotton splitboard.com shirt on the trip too! January 13, 2006 at 5:01 pm #585330 LaughingAtYouClowns 74 Posts My favorite pic is the ‘Squaw With Wood’ one. January 13, 2006 at 8:28 pm #585331 nomad 288 Posts LLS – good call on playing it safe. Some spots in Frazier you can get to the top of the lines w/o getting on avy slopes, but the runouts and cornices must also be taken into account. Not sure if I’ll get out on saturday – if I do it will probably be something mellow. January 18, 2006 at 10:38 am #585332 raul 41 Posts amazing place, and great attitude! Ra January 18, 2006 at 10:39 pm #585333 ChrisI 48 Posts LLS, Thanks for sharing the stoke! How well was that canister stove working for you in those conditions? -C January 18, 2006 at 10:56 pm #585334 ChrisI 48 Posts Annnnd that looks like mac-n-cheese and ham. -C January 19, 2006 at 11:32 pm #585335 BridgerHippy 61 Posts Chris- The stove was great just bring lots of gas. You got one part right mac-n-cheese and ?????? January 20, 2006 at 12:18 am #585336 ChrisI 48 Posts damn.. hot dogs? fakin bakin? that’s tough… How much gas did you find yourself using per day, melting snow? I’ve got the same stove, but I’ve found myself deferring to friends with MSR stoves for chores like that.. I’m going to have to haul some canisters up there soon to find out for myself. Ever try the copper tube canister warmer mod? -C Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.