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- March 26, 2013 at 3:14 am #660599
snowvols, great shot of the cliff drop!!
Matt is that the “how did you know where to put that” skinner? looks like it was an epic tour(jealous) :thumpsup:March 26, 2013 at 4:55 am #660600
nice work everyone!
shredOR- love that chute off of the hogsback! haven’t been out there for a few seasons.April 1, 2013 at 1:51 am #660601SnowvolsParticipant
Looks like touring is winding down. What a shift between this weekend and last. Well today went up to ride the Timpanogos West Face. I have been eying the line since I moved here a few years ago. It didn’t disappoint. Missed ya Dan!
Booted up the entire 6,500 vert feet. First time using crampons. They are nice haha
Corn Harvest. Corn was perfect the entire way down.
I was so stoked to hit this line. I am beat today. Long approach but totally worth it.April 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm #660602mejParticipant
Nice, Logan. That is definitely the best line (of the many) on the west face of Timp. The snowpack is looking bleak up there though, wow. That line had more snow in late May two years ago!April 2, 2013 at 5:41 am #660603
Spent easter weekend checking out the La Sals in SE utah. They are a nice change up from the wasatch and a really cool range over all.
Standard desert gear.
Did a whole lot of this :
For a little of this:
The snow softened up nicely during the day and rode nicelyApril 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm #660604UTAHParticipant
Wow siick Switchback. Great shots, always wanted to get up there with some snow.April 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm #660605
damn Logan I have purposely avoided looking at this page so I didn’t see your report. Working doubles has been killing me, super bummed I couldn’t motivate myself to get up after 1.5hours of sleep. :nononno: great job!
nice work on the La Sals switchback!April 9, 2013 at 12:19 am #660606Stagger LeeParticipant
I too was in the La Sals last week. Spent 3/31 – 4/3 at the Tomasaki Hut. Definitely the shittiest hut I’ve ever stayed in. We lucked out with one great powder day and even rode settled pow and Slick Rock in one day. As usual, I took very few pictures
Obs: ~150 cm of snow near Geyser Pass on Wed. Snowline was still well below Geyser Pass parking, too.April 9, 2013 at 12:25 am #660607Stagger LeeParticipant
Oh yeah, this thread, as well as the last few years worth, has been full of much win. Not sure why I never post anymore but I’ve been digging all the quality stoke :thumbsup:April 10, 2013 at 3:09 am #660608
Hit up Days from Spruces this evening…Snow was Super Duper!
got a lap on each of these…snow was really good, bottomless turns the whole way.
crazy UFO cloud…bunch of high marking from sleds…looks like a couple naturals in Cardiff from daytime heating or wind loading?
good to have winter back
some nice looking lines back there
North-Northeast were really good, anything else was zippered to heavily crusted…exited apx @ 6:30
gotta show some sigs
snow felt like it was bonded well in days, didn’t notice/see/feel any slabs popping at all…winds were gusting out of the north/north east up at the ridges…thought maybe it would be icy towards the ridge but the snow was holding on, at least were I was the winds were not doing very much damage if any.April 10, 2013 at 5:13 am #660609
Did a few laps from cardiff pass. The snow on the north side was great! It road bottomless and was really light.
The south side seemed windloaded everywhere and got denser as you got lower.
Over all the snow was great. Visability kinda sucked though earlier in the day.
April 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm #660611
Nice Dave! those are real close to being my favorite lines in the central wasatch. never have had a bad day in there!
this is what conditions have looked like for me lately, kinda slimy.
[vimeo:76n2dfbl]http://www.vimeo.com/63757610[/vimeo:76n2dfbl]April 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm #660612mejParticipant
Wow Dan those are some lunker rainbows! Was all of that in Utah?
Went out this morning. Snow was still fluffy down to below 7k in BCC if it hadn’t seen any sun yesterday. About 6 inches at 7k, a foot at 10k. It was really good above 9k. I was worried more about keeping it out of my face than staying off the buried crust up high.April 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm #660610
Nice fish wasatch surf! Are your rods reel-less? Reminds be of the cane poles I used to used to catch bluegill with in ponds.
Anyway, the wind is still doing its thing out there.
Spent the day in days. The snow was still really fun on the north aspects once you got below the wind damage up high.
However, exiting down south facing flagstaff face around 3 was miserable. The whole way down was a nasty breakable crust/windskin/damp snow combo. Really had to work hard to stay on top/turn.April 11, 2013 at 10:43 pm #660613Scooby2Participant
I had no idea arches was so close to home. Hilarious!April 12, 2013 at 6:34 am #660614
switchback- yeah those are tenkara rods, which is an old Japanese version of fly fishing that is getting popular in the US. Exactly like a cane pole, but they collapse for easy transport and work great on the smaller streams we have in Utah.
mej- yeah that was all in Utah, all the ‘bows were from the lower provo. they are spawning right now so they are all over the place.April 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm #660615
just thought I’d post this up in here…some bad news
Sucks this happened, didn’t know him personally, appreciate all the work these guys do.April 13, 2013 at 1:35 am #660616UTAHParticipant
Those UDOT guys are so sick, so strong. Sometimes I’ll spot a track going up that N. Side/S. facing side of BCC kind of across just above Mineral trailhead, clearing the rode but probably also hitting some sick lines no one ever hits. If I had a dream job it would be that. My thoughts and prayers to the family and kids.April 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm #660617WhitePineParticipant
Saturday was amazing! Sunshine, 2 feet of blower powder …. 😯 and then I woke up.
So we rode this instead.
It was still awesome though. It was more for the adventure of it than the snow quality.
This tour was a bit closer to home so had some great views. I could have used some sunshine though.
Observations include layers of knife hard ice blocks, sticks and pine needles.April 16, 2013 at 4:16 am #660618
Did two tours today. This morning I putzed around brighton, taking advantage of the chair while I still can. It was coming down pretty good this morning.
Todays snow was really light and fluffy but yesterdays snow has definately crusted up on all aspects
Id say about a 10-12 inches fell since yestedays snow. North facing rode bottomless. West was soft, you could feel the crust on east and south had a really hard, unpleasant ice crust under the light snow.
The snow really wanted to sluff. I cleared a couple chutes with slope cuts, and it seemed that i was getting chased by them with everyturn. But Id call them very managable if you were expecting them.
The north winds we have been having lately have been putting cornices is funny places.
And the seagull is getting fat lately. More of an eagle these days.
In the evening I poached alta for dusk patrol. High elevation northfacing was still really good, maybe a tiny bit denser, despite the afternoon sun. All other aspects were unpleasant to turn on.
For some reason she didnt take her board out of touring mode for the decent….
Round 2 moving in..
Really fun day overall and it sure felt good to ride powder at 800PM on April 16th.
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