Forums Trip Reports Splitfest Saturday March 18 Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)Author Posts March 21, 2006 at 10:33 pm #567654 jive stick 110 PostsMost good tours in the tri-canyons begin with a ride on the bus. This one was no exception.Location:Started at the Alta Guard station. Ascended Toledo bowl,descending frozone both pitches into main Cardiff.Ascended and traversed to Georges bowldescendingand continuing out Cardiff.Walked down the road to Butler Fork.Ascended Butler to the Mill A pass continuing on the summer trail to the ridge, summiting Gobblers. Descended from the top out Porter.Weather:Overcast with some partial clearing then fog with instability showers in the afternoon. Winds were light. Temperatures moderateSnow:There was about a foot of fresh snow over a variable base. Lesser amounts and some settlement with associated wet slide rollers from greenhousing at lower elevations. Good creamy to blower snow at upper elevations. Sluffing within surface snow was easily initiated with ski cuts early but snow settled quickly and was resistant later in the day.Bottom Line:Snow is mostly stable. Concerns would be from warming and andy period of persistent strong wind.That evening there was a gathering at the WMC lodge.I gave a slide show about route finding and safe travel. Better late than never.Cowboy gave his history of progression in splitboarding, from the earliest version.I left early cuz another tour was on for the next day.wowasatch.com March 22, 2006 at 12:13 am #587577 jcocci 699 PostsIs cowboy on this list? He doesn’t know me, but I bought my first split board kit from him quite a few years ago (maybe 10) through a mutual friend. March 22, 2006 at 12:19 am #587578 bcrider 4150 Postsmore sweet pics jive!real nice. 8) March 22, 2006 at 1:51 am #587579 Arash 27 PostsThanks again for the talk Jive Stick. It was very cool to get your perspective on route finding and safe travel. 8) March 22, 2006 at 3:44 am #587580 powderjunkie 1669 Postsgreat pic JS. I missed out.It was very cool to get your perspective on route finding and safe travel.If I remember right, it was before you drop, you ask yourself, “Do I feel lucky?”.We’re there any sissy zig-zagging half-lappers out with ya Jivestick? March 22, 2006 at 4:08 pm #587581 sawatchsplitter 112 PostsThanks again for the tour JS! Ryan and myself had a great time, enojoyed the company, and already looking forward to next year. Also really appreciate the skin wax late in the day, it was a lifesaver…nothing worse than skining up with concrete stuck to the bottoms! Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.