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A Scary Good Weekend

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October's been great so far this year. An early 4' of snow at Wolf Creek, followed by another big storm the week before Halloween. The two major snowfalls left good coverage up high off Independence Pass, and allowed Wolf Creek to open again, with another 22" of powder. And just like that, cliff-hucking season has begun!

 

For those without the attention span to scroll down, I put some of the photos in the video. Still ironing out problems interfacing with the new helmet (angles and shakycam).

 

A TGR member had been talking about the conditions up on Indy Pass and rumors of a send-able cliff, so I sent him a PM and we met up at the top of the pass on Friday morning for some fun lines and a good tour through the SW basin, before I headed down to Wolf Creek for the re-opening on Saturday.

 

Our first destination was this ridgeline.

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The cliff, muchos gracias senior for scoping this one out earlier in the week.

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We passed up sloppy seconds on this line to head out a bit further.

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Passing through the land of giants.

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One of 'em must have gotten nasty with a cleaver.

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Hiking up to check out the chutes. Unfortunately, the coverage wasn't quite there for it to be worth the turns.

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Oh well, the "spine" and an old-snow cornice are a nice consolation prize.

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Sending it as big as I could.

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Is this what glacier skiing is like? I wouldn't know, I live in Colorado...

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Some turns were good...

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Others were not...

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A good day in the SW basin.

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Edited by Brian Lindahl - 11/1/11 at 9:00am
post #2 of 11

You lucky...! Thanks for sharing.

post #3 of 11

Nice shots!

 

post #4 of 11

VERY NICE! said in a borat voice.

post #5 of 11

Sweet BG turns.

post #6 of 11

Tx Bri, works for me.

post #7 of 11

Great shots!

post #8 of 11

freakin love WC....

post #9 of 11

Do you have any idea how hard it is to watch you guys having great time, while it's 85+ degrees in SoCal?

 

 

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It's not all fun and games. Sometimes you lose:

 

 

 

Amazingly, I only came away with one coreshot.. and there was more carnage I didn't even capture, the rest of the way down. Gotta love ON3P durability!

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Damn, that sounded horrible.

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Originally Posted by Brian Lindahl View Post

It's not all fun and games. Sometimes you lose:

 

 

 

Amazingly, I only came away with one coreshot.. and there was more carnage I didn't even capture, the rest of the way down. Gotta love ON3P durability!



 

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