Forums Trip Reports some Alaska love Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) Author Posts January 28, 2008 at 2:43 am #569641 D-GREEN 336 Posts Sorry these pic’s and trip report are from early season and not quite current, I’ve just learned how to put pictures up here (I think). Anyhow, we started our season in early November with a good 3′ of cold smoke which means pow faces to had by all So we thought we’d hike up another/larger run the next day, even though the ground was still warm in these early season conditions…causing these guys/glide cracks But who can stop on a bluebird day with fresh pow …and mountain scenes like this Well…don’t let beautiful days and mountains fool ya, there are dormant dragons out there! and they look like this when they wake up!!! So here’s our story. 4 of us hiked up to “check out the scene” knowing full well snowpack was nominal at best. But at the top there were 4 tracks from the previous day, 4 wiggle-butt skier tracks at that. You know, the ones that hammer the snow with every turn. So we judged the snow conditions by these skiers tracks and disregarded digging a pit of our own. The first person of our party did a ski-cut jumping his way across the mountain top and then dropped in and took some turns until he took a header and kartwheeled a few times until regaining himself and skiing the rest of the way down. Skier #2 also did a ski-cut and then pointed down making some beautiful pow turns…Until he turned towards a small rib 3/4 of the way down the run and WHUMP!!! The whole mountainside came down. A good 3′ crown down to the ground. About 65 to 100 feet across and 1500 long… The Whole Mountainside! Our friend got onto the little rib and out of the way. The last 2 of us, still on top, HIKED back down. Not a scratch on anyone. It was a good day. Welcome to Alaska boys![/img][/url] January 28, 2008 at 3:51 am #602839 vtbackcountry 440 Posts classic alaska exposure… are those pics of turnagain/tincan? January 28, 2008 at 4:55 am #602840 cranman 30 Posts Nice TR! Glad to hear everyone is ok! January 28, 2008 at 5:20 am #602841 Camgina 91 Posts shit son, sick day. getta get back there. again, where are you. January 28, 2008 at 8:30 am #602842 D-GREEN 336 Posts classic alaska exposure… are those pics of turnagain/tincan Yes…that would be the north face of tincan that slid on us. I highly recommend other mountains in the turnagain area though. January 28, 2008 at 8:40 am #602843 ctowles 81 Posts dusty, i’ve been putting away pennies for a plane ticket and almost have enough if i can ge a deal like i saw last month. wondering what the best time to come is. late march? early april. lemme know. chris January 28, 2008 at 10:55 pm #602844 Splitfire 327 Posts Is the road to Seward down in that valley,first picture? Looks really familiar. I heart Alaska January 29, 2008 at 4:12 am #602845 brg 141 Posts Looks like good start dusty, Glad you figured out the picture gig, keep em coming. peace and pow from jackson. January 30, 2008 at 6:27 pm #602846 mergs 100 Posts lordy mama, what am i doing down here in the lower 48 February 5, 2008 at 5:21 am #602847 SanFrantastico 1514 Posts Wow – that’s a lot of snow that came down. Glad you’re okay. Beautiful mountains! Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.