Forums Current Conditions Utah UTAH 2014/2015 Conditions Viewing 15 posts - 201 through 215 (of 215 total) ← 1 … 10 11 Author Posts March 20, 2015 at 6:59 am #781350 Snowvols 291 Posts Doug, I am holding off running for 1 more month to see where I stand. I try to bike a few times a week, climb and play a little tennis and the hip feels pretty good. I figured come May I will make the call if I want to still try and do speedgoat. I guess this injury will prevent me from really giving it all I have and instead trying to cross the finish line if I do it. How long were you thinking of spending on the traverse? It is something I have wanted to do the last few years that’s for sure. I also kind of want to R2R2R this fall if I can. March 20, 2015 at 7:35 am #781351 Snurfer 1448 Posts Snowvols wrote: How long were you thinking of spending on the traverse? It is something I have wanted to do the last few years that’s for sure. I also kind of want to R2R2R this fall if I can. Ideally I’d like to shoot for under 48 hours, if for no other reason than not having to carry much food (water is plentiful). But reality being what it is, it may take me longer. Generally the running community does it under thirty hours, but I’m not sure how much night running I want to do. Besides I like to gawk at scenery,take lots of photos 🙂 Here is the FKT page for the route, some real speedsters there http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/thread/39/uinta-highline-trail-ut Here is an excellent map with various ways to view (terrain, topo, satellite, etc.) http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/563528 Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc March 20, 2015 at 9:26 am #781354 Snowvols 291 Posts Snurfer wrote: Hmm. Can you pencil me in? Sounds hard but really fun. I would really definetly be up for a shorter run this spring/summer though as I will have a lot of runs to get in before the race. March 21, 2015 at 6:45 am #781369 SwitchBack 136 Posts Snurfer, that’s an epic trip you got going. thanks for sharing your pics. The LaSals look more filled in than I was expecting. How far did you get on the road up sawmill basin in the henrys? Was it snow covered before the campground? I think the road is sketchy enough when it is dry,. I ended up doing a lot of driving last week for work and a detour to the Henrys before going to Springdale for work this past week was too much for me. Think the snow will last a few more weeks on the east side of the divide? March 21, 2015 at 8:07 am #781371 Taylor 794 Posts Love the B&W images, Snurfer–makes me crave some SE Utah time. @sun_rocket March 21, 2015 at 7:04 pm #781376 Snurfer 1448 Posts Snowvols wrote: Hmm. Can you pencil me in? Sounds hard but really fun. I would really definetly be up for a shorter run this spring/summer though as I will have a lot of runs to get in before the race. Sure thing, I’d be happy to show you the SG course if you want. SwitchBack wrote: Snurfer, that’s an epic trip you got going. thanks for sharing your pics. The LaSals look more filled in than I was expecting. How far did you get on the road up sawmill basin in the henrys? Was it snow covered before the campground? I didn’t get far up Sawmill Basin road, mostly because my truck feels like it will come apart on rough roads. It did get pretty muddy and snow at the first blind swithback, so I bailed for Starr Springs and the Southern Henry’s. As far they go, I rode my MTB to Stanton Pass and could have driven there despite my truck anxiety. One could probably find some touring right from that pass, but I’m uncertain on the quality. Taylor wrote: Love the B&W images, Snurfer–makes me crave some SE Utah time. Just got back from waaaay eastern Utah and posted a few more pics to the Flickr album. I grew up 30 miles from the CO border so I headed out to my old stomp’n grounds for some extreme high incline scrambling and backcountry running. It’s sad, when I was a kid it would snow like crazy there, now any snowfall only lasts a couple days 🙁 eye candy Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc March 22, 2015 at 8:31 am #781383 Snurfer 1448 Posts Wait, what???? From Wasatch Snowforecast http://www.wasatchsnowforecast.com/2015/03/22/getting-our-mojo-back/ Storm system moves in on Monday, lasting through Tuesday with mountain snow showers likely. Accumulations should be 6-12″ in the Upper Cottonwoods with 3-8″ elsewhere in the Wasatch. Huh, guess I know what I’ll be doing after work this week, seeing that it doesn’t get dark until 7:30-ish. Dusk mission 🙂 Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc March 23, 2015 at 8:11 am #781393 mej 81 Posts Sweet pics Doug. I scoped that Split Mountain area a few years ago and thought there could be some sweet sandstone scrambling up there. In riding news, there is good corn on the West Face Of Timpanogos. We rode the North Battle Creek route from the summit on Saturday. Skiable snow down to 8k’, with the lowest patches maybe just below 7k. Looked just like when I was up there a few years ago in May. April 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm #781574 SwitchBack 136 Posts Its kinda hard to get motivated to get out but it still is fun if you can find soft snow. Here are some pics from the last couple weeks.. The last time it snowed Flagstaff last week 🙁 Things are getting brushy in Broads F. Glide cracks Game over north of BCC road. Mill B isn’t looking too good either April 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm #781626 Snurfer 1448 Posts Way to stay motivated Switchback, it’s certainly been a rough season. With yesterdays storm came the realization that I’ve only toured about five times in 2015, so early this morning I rallied up Cardiff. The conditions were pretty damn good! First time I’ve done anything remotely steep for a while and my first time riding any aspect of Superior, it was quite fun. And spending a hour or so on the skinner chatting with JiveStick was cool. Thanks Bob, hope you got some good turns. Started at BCC road, skinned up eyebrow, dropped the steep west side before beginning the long skin up to Superior Jivestick Look back at what might be the best last turns of the season I wouldn’t dream of sliding on the road 😉 Hope everyone has a good summer Cheers! Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc April 10, 2015 at 7:20 am #781629 jive stick 110 Posts I don’t often meet anyone who’ll walk and talk with me anymore so… nice to run into you, snurfer. Anything goes this time of year. wowasatch.com April 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm #781793 UTAH 830 Posts Got out this weekend. Tried on Friday with an early start but got shut down with visibility. Felt like I was walking upside down for while. Snow was good though, so I tried again on Saturday. Got an early start and sunny aspects were damp by 8. Most aspects were wind damaged so stuck to more protected upper bowls. I’ve had my own personal experiences with bus size cornices breaking out on spring days. People die that way. Got down south. Couldn’t have a name like “UTAH” if you didn’t appreciate every aspect of it. Take care. April 20, 2015 at 8:27 pm #781796 SwitchBack 136 Posts It was a fun few days while it lasted. I don’t know if it was the wind or lack of crowds but I don’t think I crossed a track in 3 three days of riding. I counted 3 people including me in Cardiff fork on a Saturday at 1100 in bottomless conditions… May 10, 2015 at 9:17 pm #782063 WhitePine 503 Posts Just graduated. I’m ready to start riding… Oh wait… At least I didn’t miss a whole lot right? May 12, 2015 at 3:04 pm #782086 mej 81 Posts Still a lot of snow in the Tetons if anyone feels like riding still. Was up there last weekend riding blower pow for thousands of vertical feet, and skiable snow down to 7300′ on sheltered north facing. I posted a report in the Trip Reports forum. Viewing 15 posts - 201 through 215 (of 215 total) ← 1 … 10 11 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.