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TR - Perazzo Canyon? July 31, 2011 and August 2, 2011

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On Sunday, July 31st, dookey67 and I intended on skiing Mt. Lola. Our route over the Jan Michael Vincent Danger Bridge was not only more broken and more dangerous, it was also partially blocked by a very large downed tree (about the diameter of a large truck tire.) We saw more snow possibilities further west, so our recon mission began. We encountered locked gates, downed trees blocking roads, dead ends, etc.
After many tries we wound up at the end of what I think is Perazzo Canyon.
Here is what we saw:
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(Five of the six available chutes - we would ski three of them.)
When we hiked and bootpacked up to the top of the farthest looker's left chute, dookey67 did a recon scramble over the top to find more snow on an unnamed peak that we would return to on Tuesday.

Dookey67 dropping into the furthest looker's left chute...
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...continuing down...
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Stev dropping in:
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Dookey67:
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Next we did a quick bootpack up another chute.
Dookey67 starts down the second chute...
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...continues...
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Stev follows:
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We then did a traverse over to the furthest looker's right chute.

Dookey67:
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Stev starting down...
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...and dropping down a little rollover...
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A fun day that turned out to be worth the efforts getting there. August 2nd coming up next...

post #2 of 12
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When we returned on August 2nd we didn't have to deal with the same number of roads to nowhere, but we did have a fifteen minute shoveling session to get up a road that we thought would help us have easier access to a ridge to approach the unnamed peak above what I think is Perazzo Canyon. (While we gained elevation, we actually lost when it increased the distance of our approach. Due to our recon errors we now know a better way to go next time.)

Dookey67 pointing toward the chutes and the unnamed peak:
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Dookey67 starting down the ridge...
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...toward an opening in the trees...
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Stev follows:
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Dookey67 finds a way through:
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Stev looks for an opening:
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Not enough water to pond skim or enough snow to ski through, but dookey67 goes for it anyway:
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On the way out I had to take a picture of this sign:
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What does the U.S. Forest Service have against Ricardo Montelban, Chrysler Cordobas, and soft Corinthian leather?

post #3 of 12

Skiing & Skiers never get old...  You guys are patch skiing royalty!

JF

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Skiing & Skiers never get old...  You guys are patch skiing royalty!

JF



4ster, Thank you for the kind words.

 

post #5 of 12

Thanks for sharing........in a big big way!!

 

post #6 of 12

Nice

 

post #7 of 12

Totally missed this on the first read.....

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Maybe they knew Starsky and Hutch can't handle the terrain.
 

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On the way out I had to take a picture of this sign:
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What does the U.S. Forest Service have against Ricardo Montelban, Chrysler Cordobas, and soft Corinthian leather?



 

post #8 of 12

I re-visited the Perazzo Chutes on Friday the 5th and skied the 3 that we passed over on Tuesday. The snow was pretty decent, but the skeeters were skirmishing like Tie Fighters en fuego. The gnarly looker's left chute Stev and I had skied was now burnt out in the middle, but the rest of them were still go. The 3 I skied included a major chute and 2 finger chutes (these latter ones were about 180 cm wide, the length of my sticks, which made for interesting hop turn steeze motionalism). Decent solo day that checks off the Perazzo Chutes for the season. That said, there's still plenty of snow lurking about in the area (Mt. Lola is still holding, there's some patches above Independence Lake, and I found some stuff out by Meadow Lake/French Lake, as well).

post #9 of 12

NICE!   Do you guys camp out there as well?  

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

^

Thanks. We have just made day trips since the area is pretty close to dookey67's casa. He would probably know more about the camping options.

^^^

I didn't think that a Gran Torino looked that similar to a Cordoba.

^^^^

Thanks.

post #11 of 12

Yes, you can camp out there, but I have yet to do so. There are plenty of established (i.e. maintained) camp sites as well as wilderness options throughout the area, which is actually quite vast (you can take 4X4 roads from Hwy 89 all the way to Hwy 80).

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Yes, you can camp out there, but I have yet to do so. There are plenty of established (i.e. maintained) camp sites as well as wilderness options throughout the area, which is actually quite vast (you can take 4X4 roads from Hwy 89 all the way to Hwy 80).



let me know if you are ever camping out there during the summer, I would love to hike and ski for a few days,  did Wahoo gullies (mt Locke) a few years back just outside of Bishope, great time.  

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