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Mt. Bachelor Corn harvest

post #1 of 11
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After spending far to much time on other obligations I finally got to do some spring skiing. Seeing that there was fresh powder last week (I skated it) I guess this is the start of spring corn. I'm not sure I'll be able to get in shape in time for all I'd like to do, but the Mrs. and I had a nice morning on Bachelor.

Plenty of snow at the base.


From mid mountain lodge:


Put some AT bindings on Jean-Claude's skis. No need to waste good corn on some big heavy floppy thing:



Mrs. Newfy swoops down:


Empty idle chairs. Why Powdrcorp?
post #2 of 11
Nice pic's, brings back memories of Bachelor in the Spring, back when they used to stay open.

Looks like those could've been taken on March 14th, 3 months ago!

Thanks,
JF
post #3 of 11
Last Chance? Thanks for letting us know Bachy closed way to early.
post #4 of 11
I'm jealous. I never got into climbing with skiis. Did you climb to the summit?
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Getting to the top isn't too tough, 3000' of climbing, but no, I wimped out about 500' short because the snow was at the perfect consistancy and didn't want mush down lower. Hitting the right time is key to a good corn snow run, and its tough to tell from town how hard the freeze was the night before.

It is interesting how much faster you can climb with skis, shuffling your feet rather than kicking steps. On Mt. Hood we frequently go up much faster than the climbers without skis. (going down...welllll...)
post #6 of 11
not to mention skinning is painless even in alpine boots where boot packing is painful and cause footswelling over long periods of times.

Nice TR< your coverage is ALOT better than LCC right now.
post #7 of 11
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The sisters look great!

Somebody has to get out there for me.

The girlfriend's family has a cabin in sisters, they are heading up Wednesday through the following.

I can't make it because of school and work.

That could be my favorite place. Skiing S. Sis, fishing the metolius, and climbing at Smith rock.

So, I'll need an epic TR of all those things, and beer at deschutes brewery please and thank you.

I'll repay the TR with a Yosemite TR the beginning of July and a Kauai TR at the end of July.

Thanks.
post #8 of 11
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That could be my favorite place. Skiing S. Sis, fishing the metolius, and climbing at Smith rock.

and beer at deschutes brewery.
You left out the mountain biking. I've got a bike trip coming up, so that is where my energy is going, but S Sisters does need to be skied.
post #9 of 11
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You left out the mountain biking. I've got a bike trip coming up, so that is where my energy is going, but S Sisters does need to be skied.
Nice photos, newfy. That looks like great fun. Also, thanks to splitter, I'm now obsessing about skiing the Sisters some day. :

On a completely different note, when you biked from Prague a couple of years ago, did you do that "PanEuropean Bike Route" that was listed in one of the Eurozone threads? I'm seriously interested in getting more details about that trip.

Prague to Paris on a bike sounds pretty amazing.
post #10 of 11
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South Sisters is a good ski, though the road to the base is still snowed in. It is a 5000' climb and descent.



Here's Bachelor from the top



And Middle and North Sisters

The bike trip I did was on the medevial pilgrimmage trails which lead to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostelle. We've done 3200 km of those trails, and have many more to do.



The trip from Prague went from the Czech forests









Along the Danube



Over the Swiss Alps



To LePuy en Velay, where Bishop Godescalc started the pilgrimmage in the 10th century
post #11 of 11
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Corn Harvest, part trois

Still skiing. Skied the cirque from the top, but the camera died



Today I did a third trip up, Sunrise to Cow's face.



Plenty of snow at the bottom



And snow to within 10' of the top.



Broken Top and Tam McArthur Rim. Elite XC skiers come from all over the world to skate the summer crust up there.


Three Sisters looking good




2000' of perfect corn



It wouldn't take much to keep it open. Instead they are trying to clear the service road to the mid-mountain lodge to open the restaurant. That's a D-9 track.
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