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Tired of Jackson Hole Trip Reports Yet? Backcountry Tour 1-26-2011

post #1 of 20
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If you're getting tired of these reports, I'll quit posting them.  It's just that it's been so gorgeous out that I can't stop myself.

 

We did a fairly big tour today - up Cody Peak, down No Shadows Couloir, up the Powder 8 Face, down the bowl between No Name Peak and Cody Peak, up to the saddle between Pinedale Canyon and No Name Canyon, down No Name, and back to the ski area.

 

It was outstanding.

 

Booting up toward Cody Peak:

 

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Moon over Four Shadows Couloir:

 

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Steve in No Shadows Couloir:

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Booting up Powder 8 Face:

 

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Skier on No Name Face:

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Steve on No Name:

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Another skier on No Name from below:

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There are lots more, but I'm sure you get the idea.

 

What a great day.

post #2 of 20
Tired? Are you kidding? A little jealous, maybe biggrin.gif
Amazing photos!
post #3 of 20
Omg. That is incredible. I need to buy a place in Jackson - have the prices dropped to the realm of exorbitant from stratospheric?
post #4 of 20

Chuck Norris just flopped back in his recliner and said "WOW," Peters is "killin it" again...

post #5 of 20

Wow.Keep them coming.

post #6 of 20

Never tired of it Bob.

post #7 of 20

looks like a hell of a day...

 

I wouldn't say I'm tired of 'em,

 

but they're beginning to piss me off...  [/winkeez]

post #8 of 20

Bob. 

That looks like a full day. Do you feel sore after a day like that? Or do you ski enough it doesn't really bother you? Also is No shadow to the left in the picture of 4 shadows?

Thanks

post #9 of 20

I might be induced to buy someone an adult beverage in return for more of that...let's say at the Moose, 2/6 about 4 pm.

post #10 of 20

looks awesome, you may have just convinced me to pay for a day of backcountry guiding on my trip next week.

post #11 of 20

Yes, I'm tired of it,,  tired of not being out getting it....    cheers!  thanks.

post #12 of 20

Keep the Trip reports coming, never enough!

I'm looking forward to skiing with you and a bunch of other bears at the end of Feb.  We booked a half day tour with you.

Do you have any recommendations for booking backcountry tours through JHMR or any other outfitters?

Thanks

David

post #13 of 20

Great photos Bob!!!

Were you skinning or just hiking? What was your gear of choice for this adventure?

I may have to run over from Salmon.

Thanks again!

post #14 of 20

Bob....  I'll be there in a week.  Feb. 4-9.  Hopefully we'll be able to get together for some runs.  I'll give you a call when I get there.

post #15 of 20


 

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Originally Posted by David Hecht View Post

Do you have any recommendations for booking backcountry tours through JHMR or any other outfitters?



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Originally Posted by TrickySr. View Post

Were you skinning or just hiking? What was your gear of choice for this adventure?

 


this. and this.  The guiding part of the website is confusing.

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by doin1 View Post

Bob. 

That looks like a full day. Do you feel sore after a day like that? Or do you ski enough it doesn't really bother you? Also is No shadow to the left in the picture of 4 shadows?

Thanks


Not really sore from the skiing, as we probably only did about 6,000 vertical feet of skiing during a tour that lasted around 3 hous.  The downhill skiing portion of the trip was pretty high quality, so it wasn't very taxing.  The hiking UP was much more difficult than the skiing down.  There was a total of about an hour and a half of booting up (with skis on packs) or sidestepping with skis on feet.  That's the hard part.


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Originally Posted by David Hecht View Post

Keep the Trip reports coming, never enough!

I'm looking forward to skiing with you and a bunch of other bears at the end of Feb.  We booked a half day tour with you.

Do you have any recommendations for booking backcountry tours through JHMR or any other outfitters?

Thanks

David


There are a number of options available through the Alpine Guide service at JHMR.  They can range from simply going out the gate with a guide, skiing the sidecountry, and skiing back in to the resort at the bottom, through booting to various destinations (like we did) to actually skinning laps at other destinations.  Lots of choices, depending on conditions of the snow, snowpack, and the physical conditioning of the skiers.


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Great photos Bob!!!

Were you skinning or just hiking? What was your gear of choice for this adventure?

 

On these trips, we were not skinning.  My choice was regular alpine skis and boots with a pack that allows me to put the skis on the pack while booting on a few tracks that go to various spots.  Skinning is an option in some of the other skiing choices, however. The farther you go from the area, the more untracked snow you are going to find.

 

There's a really unlimited choice of how you want to do a backcountry/sidecountry trip here.  The guides can also arrange skinning trips to the peaks in Teton Park and to other mountains around the valley.  It's best to talk directly to one of the guides and have a candid conversation about your goals, your skiing abilities, your gear, and your condition.  The guides can tailor just about anything around those cmponents.
 

post #17 of 20

Never get tired, thanks for sharin!

post #18 of 20

Damn!  Almost a dry month here.  Tomorrow morning promises to be fresh!  Thanks for sharing Bob.

post #19 of 20

I know Bob Peters.

post #20 of 20
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I know Bob Peters.


That was fun with your clan in Dick's Ditch on Saturday.

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