Forums Trip Reports Winter camping in the "Circus Tent" Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) Author Posts November 29, 2006 at 3:37 am #568282 boardergirl 85 Posts Hi Kids… Well, after months of anticipation, and lots of spending of hard earned cash, we finally took our giant circus tent out on it’s maiden voyage. We decided that an overnighter might be the best option on this first trip (in case of frostbite or hypothermia.) So, we set out last Friday in search of some old, crusty snow and a good time. Loaded up the snowmobiles with lots of food and way too much gear, and headed for the hills. Set up went smooth as silk. Only took about two hours of our precious riding time! Went out post set up and found some nice recrystalized powder that put smiles on our faces. The Circus Tent at dusk. The Crew after a nice pot of soup and turkey steaks! Oh yeah! Saturday morning after a good night’s sleep in the 70 degree interior of the tent. It was about 16 degrees outside. Life is so good. Just getting ready to roll out on the sleds for another day of wrecking pow. Looking at the day’s goodies. Very nice. Boardergirl gettin’ some two week old pow. Still pretty good. Gramps watching the rocks from above. Jennifurrrr droppin’ in. Checking out the next thrill of the day. JB making skiing look pretty good… for a two-planker! B-rad, another sorry two-planker, wreckin’ the pow. B-rad over the rocks. E dropping into the steep sweetness. E pointing it through the chute. Ahhhhh. The skin back up. Early season pain at it’s finest. The crew at the end of a great couple of days. Everyone is still alive and unfrozen. Great trip. Can’t wait for the next Circus Tent adventure. Next time it’ll be much longer! November 29, 2006 at 5:17 am #592287 Ecobrad 2068 Posts Kick ass trip report. You guys got it figured out. Sweet terrain. November 29, 2006 at 1:39 pm #592288 lewmt 570 Posts I sense a surge in large tent sales coming soon. Looks like the start of many great times in the Utah B/C. Thanks Bgirl! November 29, 2006 at 4:59 pm #592289 gregm 79 Posts i’m glad to see SOMEONE is wearing a full on burberry bling snowboard outfit in the backcountry 8) stoke! November 29, 2006 at 5:36 pm #592290 FLOWTORCH 159 Posts Really, look at this steezy crew. You guys sponsored by Burton? I want a Circus tent too! Where did this BC circus take place? November 29, 2006 at 6:10 pm #592291 SanFrantastico 1514 Posts Looking at your sweet setup, I’m pitching a tent of my own right here at my desk… 😛 C’MON! Someone had to say it!! 😛 Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. November 29, 2006 at 7:44 pm #592292 IridePow 288 Posts Nice Trip report!!! Looks like some good turns were to have…… besides the comfy housing. November 29, 2006 at 11:16 pm #592293 48steps 39 Posts @lewmt wrote: I sense a surge in large tent sales coming soon. Looks like the start of many great times in the Utah B/C. Thanks Bgirl! For real, and a new bccircustent.com website and forums! @sanfrantastico wrote: Looking at your sweet setup, I’m pitching a tent of my own right here at my desk… 😛 C’MON! Someone had to say it!! 😛 Did you? You did! You’re right someone had to! November 30, 2006 at 3:44 am #592294 Tophervw 203 Posts Is the circus tent, intent….to leave it pitched in an ideal locatioin for the winter or is it torn down each trip? C November 30, 2006 at 5:22 am #592295 boardergirl 85 Posts Flowtorch: All I can say is that the Circus was held in a top secret location in Northern Utah… I’m not sure if it’s a steezy crew… maybe just a ‘stanky’ crew. We had been skinning for two days without a shower in between! Tophervw: We wish we could leave the big top up all winter, but we’re a little nervous that angry haters such as slednecks/granola treehuggers/or forest service dudes might torch the place or trash it. And since we qualify as two of the three catagories, we’re really in a no win situation. Thus, we have to break camp at the end of each adventure. That’s cool, though, since there are so many mouth-watering places to be pillaged around. Gotta keep it fresh! We have several longer trips planned for the season. After a week of tent life, packing it up will probably be o.k. November 30, 2006 at 11:15 pm #592296 liv4pow 10 Posts That might be the best TR I have ever seen. You guys truly have THE ulimate setup. So jealous right now. I can’t imagine how nice it would be to spend a week with sleds in the backcountry. Most of us will only be able to dream about that type of trip. Major props to you and the crew for the early season stoke. December 1, 2006 at 2:04 am #592297 TEX 2486 Posts Looks like we found the spot next years splitfest will be held December 5, 2006 at 7:45 pm #592298 powderjunkie 1669 Posts PARTY PARTY 👿 👿 Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.