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BushwackerinPA Visits JH Out-of-Bounds: 4-1-08

post #1 of 25
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No joke... this was one fine April Fool's Day.

I met up with Bush and his two friends, Tim and Adrian, this morning. I could only do a quick tour with them before I had to come in to work, so we buzzed up to the top of the mountain and out of bounds. The light was a little flat with thin clouds and feathery snowflakes falling, so I apologize for the quality of some of the photos.

Our primary destination was a couloir called Zero G. It's just outside the ski area boundary, to the south of the backcountry gate at the top of Rendezvous Bowl.

This photo shows the main part of the couloir from below, with our route marked in orange:



It's a little funky to get to so please don't try this on your own. It's kind of easy to get cliffed out if you miss the entrance. It's also a place that is VERY exposed to serious avalanche danger if the hazard is high (which it was not today).

So here's the money shot of what you get if you happen to luck into good timing. Tim had dropped into the entrance two turns above and this photo caught his entrance sluff cascading over the rock face:



Here are a couple of shots of the sucky skiing we had to endure on the way to the entrance:

Bushwacker...



His friend Adrian:



And Tim:



Here's Bush dropping into the main entrance to the couloir:



Still dropping...



And a wider shot from still further down:



More photos on the next post.
post #2 of 25
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Here's Tim setting up for that money shot turn:



A little further down:



Adrian finally gets to sample the goods:



And finds them highly satisfactory:



So Adrian throws in a little cornice drop a bit further down Rock Springs Canyon:



And Bush as well:



The three of them were headed up for more adventures (Space Walk Couloir, perhaps?) when I last saw them.

Thanks, you guys. I probably wouldn't have gone that direction this morning if you hadn't been around. I had a great time.
post #3 of 25
niiiiiiiiiiiiice
post #4 of 25
Way cool... I wanna come play with you someday!
Thanks,
JF
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
niiiiiiiiiiiiice
Yes, it was. I'm still smiling.

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Way cool... I wanna come play with you someday!
Thanks,
JF
We're open 'til Sunday.

Come on up.
post #6 of 25
Its a keeper!

post #7 of 25
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We're open 'til Sunday.

Come on up.
Luv to, but I gotta work & pay for that AK trip .
We had 17" today, 6 runs in "Hells"!
We're probably open till the 20th, maybe you should come down?

JF
post #8 of 25
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Luv to, but I gotta work & pay for that AK trip .
We had 17" today, 6 runs in "Hells"!
We're probably open till the 20th, maybe you should come down?

JF
You know what? I would love to come down there. Snowbasin is my absolute favorite place - anywhere - for spring skiing. We're had so much fun there on several April visits. Very, very fond memories.

Alas (poor, poor me), it's not to be.

We're leaving in ten days to go bonefishing in the Bahamas.
post #9 of 25
Oh well, there's always next year. I've only skied Jackson once, I gotta get back there sometime. Maybe some Backcountry later on? There oughta be snow for a while.

Have fun in the Bahamas!
JF
post #10 of 25
Awesome photos Bob! (and the skiing looks great too).
post #11 of 25

Bush at JH

Thanks Bob, great pics
post #12 of 25

Thank Bob!

Needless to say the pics are fabulistic!!!!
All the skiers look great and the terrain is lovely.
Thanks for sharing.
post #13 of 25
Beee- yooo ti- ful!
post #14 of 25
Aww, that looks nice. You have a knack for catching the skiers in their best turn angle.
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
You know what? I would love to come down there. Snowbasin is my absolute favorite place - anywhere - for spring skiing. We're had so much fun there on several April visits. Very, very fond memories.

Alas (poor, poor me), it's not to be.

We're leaving in ten days to go bonefishing in the Bahamas.
If I haven't said this before, I'm sayin it now...I want to be Bob Peters when I grow up.
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If I haven't said this before, I'm sayin it now...I want to be Bob Peters when I grow up.
can you really grow up then?

Bob thanks a tons, I dont know how to thank a guy who seemingly has everything, but thanks a ton. Those pictures are money.

we went back and did Space Walk and the open face(forgot the name) we had some sluffing in space walk that was enough to scare me into a hip check. the video is pretty cool and will posted up soon.
post #17 of 25
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If I haven't said this before, I'm sayin it now...I want to be Bob Peters when I grow up.

That's funny.

I want to be samurai when *I* grow up. I am hopelessly intrigued with the idea of skiing feet and feet and feet of Japanse powder with no one else off piste. Whoa!

BTW - are you related to Scarlett? I did a thread about her bottom awhile back.
post #18 of 25
Strong work! Thanks to Bob, BWIPA and crew.
post #19 of 25
Thank you for that.

B*astard!!
post #20 of 25
REAL SKIING! Well done and I am inspired to kick my game up to run with the big dogs. That's the stuff that gets you through the summer.:
post #21 of 25
yeah - thanks for the post!
post #22 of 25
Bob, you are an inspiration.
Josh, has your face got a permanent grin now?
post #23 of 25
OMG, I think I'm in love!:

Just what I needed for the end of this week!
post #24 of 25
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BTW - are you related to Scarlett? I did a thread about her bottom awhile back.
I wish! Then I could be part of her entourage and not have to work to pay for skiing!
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