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post #61 of 87
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Heh.  Like the Havocs... got a pair just like 'em.

 

I love the San Juans... beautiful mountains.  I always figured if I ended up back in CO I'd head toward that corner of the state.  I've been up with San Juan Ski Company a couple of times - excellent terrain and I would like to get back there one of these seasons. 

post #62 of 87

Nice shots Alpinrod, nice to see someone else on here.  I really like the one of your son, I wish I was that motivated when I was ten.  My niece bagged her first peak at nine.

 

Mountaingirl, you must've gotten the same cold temps last night.  I know I said I was probably done, but skinning beats a lot of other things I could've done this morning.

 

Crisp crystal clear morning, the lake.

 

Plaque on the peak.

 

Me & the Cache valley.

 

The Great Salt lake in the background

 

Mine are on the right.

 

Getting ready for the last climb.

 

Final really dirty turns, but at least I could ski to the car.

 

JF

post #63 of 87

Love all of your great pictures, Jim.  You live quite the ski life. 

post #64 of 87

 

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Love all of your great pictures, Jim.  You live quite the ski life. 

 

John.

Life is good, but I miss some of those volcanoes in your neck of the woods. 

Newfydog was skiing powder at Bachelor today.

 

JF

 

post #65 of 87
Thread Starter 

4ster - looks like we got some similar weather!  It was a beautiful day to be out, that's for sure - and it sure looks like you got some great, sunny views, too.

 

Dirty snow beats sitting at a desk, any day... glad you got out! 

post #66 of 87

Great pics everyone!   This thread is addictive.  

 

Today's tour: Lake Fork Peak, 12,881 ft in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness.  Skier: Vibeke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's the back side of Kachina Peak at Taos Ski Valley in the near background:

 

 

 

Dirty snow:

post #67 of 87
Thread Starter 

Man, Bob, it looks like you guys just have a blast out there! 

post #68 of 87

 

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Man, Bob, it looks like you guys just have a blast out there! 

It's kind of funny to hear someone from Lamoille to refer to NM as "out there" But yeah, we have some good times.  

post #69 of 87
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It's kind of funny to hear someone from Lamoille to refer to NM as "out there" But yeah, we have some good times.  


Yeah, the boondocks are closer to civilization than we are...  ;)

 

Have you skied our lovely mountains?  Although - yours are so nice it must be tough convincing yourself to ever leave...

post #70 of 87

 

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Have you skied our lovely mountains?  

Never have skied them - which is my loss. Before I retired, I worked in fire for BLM and at one point spent a lot of time flying over the Rubys and Nevada in general, and even dated a grrl that lived in Lamoille.  She was a helicopter crew supervisor in Elko...I should have followed up on that and maybe got a ride or two up high.  

 

I <heart> the Rubys.  Rubies?  Roobees?  

post #71 of 87
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Yeah, the boondocks are closer to civilization than we are...  ;)

 

I've always considered Battle Mountain as the middle of nowhere, so at least we're all east of nowhere .

 

JF

post #72 of 87
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I've always considered Battle Mountain as the middle of nowhere, so at least we're all east of nowhere .

 

JF

BM isn't the middle of nowhere... it's halfway to everywhere!  ;)

 

Bob - Rubies.  Dated a girl who lived in Lamoille?  Wonder who that was.  I was gone for a lot of years (from high school graduation to 2003) so likely missed your tenure here.  You probably know a very good friend of mine, though, Bill Wolf.  

post #73 of 87

 

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BM isn't the middle of nowhere... it's halfway to everywhere!  ;)

 

Bob - Rubies.  Dated a girl who lived in Lamoille?  Wonder who that was.  I was gone for a lot of years (from high school graduation to 2003) so likely missed your tenure here.  You probably know a very good friend of mine, though, Bill Wolf.  

BM isn't exactly the garden spot of Nevada.  

 

The girl I dated wasn't from Lamoille - she lived there for a few years while she was running the helicopter fire crew out of Elko, then moved on.  We went out in 1989, and I was only visiting on fire duty.  The name Bill Wolf sounds familiar, but I can't place it right now.  

post #74 of 87

Proof of the elusive east coast stoke: May 9, 2009 at Tuckerman Ravine.  This was the 30 seconds the sun came out.

 

 

PS - Bob et al. - thanks for the inspiration.   Looks great out there.

post #75 of 87

We had a great time in Teton Park on Saturday.  Full report is here.

 

Pink:

 

 

Looking down on String Lake (through the sun ghosts on the lens ):

 

 

And one doggie stoke photo from yesterday.  We hiked most of the way up the ski area at Teton Village.  Doggie was having fun:

 

 

I wish I had that much energy.

 

Bob Peters

Jackson Hole, WY  North40 Realty

http://twitter.com/bobpetersjh

 

 

post #76 of 87

Well, it wasn't exactly stoke-a-licious but it was backcountry.  I went up to Colorado with some friends to hit a 14er.  We headed into the San Juans to ski Mt. Sneffels.  The problem was this: over the winter SW Colorado got hit by a dozen heavy dust-laden wind storms and that's made the spring snowpack a brown melty mess.  Usually the San Juans are prime right now but...check it out:

 

Skinning up through Yankee Boy Basin - yuck:

 

The Lavender Couloir: 

 

Looking out at Yankee Boy Basin and Gilpin Peak from the Lavender Col. If anything the dust is sort of understated in that picture:

 

The chute above Lavender Col wasn't so bad, just pretty much junky: 

 

Skiing the junk presented challenges: 

 

 

Though it had its moments: 

 

 

Look at the filthy snow that we marked up above our Yankee Boy Basin camp: 

 

It was great to be out there, but I'm going to have to go back when the snow's better.  

post #77 of 87
Thread Starter 

Man, that's nasty-looking.  Nice day, but the snow?  Ewwwww....

 

Pretty country, though - thanks for sharing the trip!

 

(The lupines are in full bloom right now... have been riding my MTB while the desert's so gorgeous). 

 

 

 

post #78 of 87

Bob L.,

I think I recall reading somewhere that the mountains of SW Colorado actually pick up dust from the Gobi desert.  Something to do with the global jet stream or something.  Apparently it is not an uncommon occurrence.  Looks like a great adventure though.

 

Moutaingirl,

I've been posting on BWBA's stoke thread in cycling.  Gotta luv the spring flowers.

 

 

New Picture.bmp

JF

post #79 of 87

 

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Bob L.,

I think I recall reading somewhere that the mountains of SW Colorado actually pick up dust from the Gobi desert.  Something to do with the global jet stream or something.  Apparently it is not an uncommon occurrence.  Looks like a great adventure though.


IIRC, this year is unprecedented regarding the amount of dirt in the snow. There was a layer put down during one of the major Christmas wave of snow storms. This April was very windy that brought a wall of dust from SE Utah & western CO. Not sure if there is also dust coming from the Gobi as well, but there does seem to be an increase over the last handful of years. Prior to that, it has generally been excellent corn (see previous submittals).

 

Bob,

FWIW, here's Sneffels (Ridgway) from the north on Friday. Nice climb, views and shots. Bummer about the snow quality this spring.

 

 

MG, here's some more desert flowers from Zion:

 

 

 

 

And a Scooby Doo siting in Bryce :

 

post #80 of 87

Well, this is probably the last skiing I'll do for the 08/08 season, but it's been a good season.  

 

First, I went up to the Tetons last week and skied Mt. Moran.  On an Epicski note, I ran into Bob Peters in the new supermarket there which was really cool.  Hi Bob!

 

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures from the Moran Trip:

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

A fun, if challenging shot.

 

 

post #81 of 87

After the Tetons, we headed down for a little desert skiing on Deseret Peak in Utah.

 

 

 

 

 

Good times.

post #82 of 87

Great job, Bob (and Russ).  I'm so glad you made it.  Was the skiing any good?

 

Also, I'm jealous about Deseret.  I love that peak and that couloir.  I've never gotten there to do it.

 

We've had nothing but rain and clouds since you left.  I keep waiting for a cold night.

 

On a completely unrelated note, I did manage to catch several cutthroats today.

post #83 of 87

Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Great job, Bob (and Russ).  I'm so glad you made it.  Was the skiing any good?

 

Um, actually, the skiing pretty much sucked.    The post-game analysis ran something like this - the rain loaded the snow with water, but the clouds kept it cool.  The conditions for the climb up were great, but the sun came out as we topped out, and when we started down we found everything had turned to glop.  Here's a full TR:

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161486


Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Also, I'm jealous about Deseret.  I love that peak and that couloir.  I've never gotten there to do it.

 

It's really a cool place and a pretty easy thing to do.  TR here:

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161488


Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

We've had nothing but rain and clouds since you left.  I keep waiting for a cold night.

 

On a completely unrelated note, I did manage to catch several cutthroats today.

 

No so unrelated.  I was looking at the rivers and streams there though I didn't bring my fishin' gear.  The water that I saw all looked kind of high and murky.  I'm glad you've been able to find some worthy waters.  

 

Again, it was great running into you.   

 

 

post #84 of 87

It's that time again...

 

 

post #85 of 87

After the worst snowpack in history this winter and a very dry summer, low elevation snow is hard to find; but the forecasts are for a much better snow year this year, and early fall colors give hope as does that new snow down to 8,000 feet on Mt. Rainier:

 

 

post #86 of 87
 
Published on Oct 26, 2015

This is one top to bottom run Shot with Sony ActionCam AS200V at Alta Utah with local ripper Grant Howard. Alta is full of many talented skiers, especially youngsters who have been skiing Alta all their life. Grant is one of them, and was in the lift line at the right time. I asked if he was rolling solo, he was, I said "sweet, come with me on a run!"

post #87 of 87

If this doesn't get you chomping at the bit check your pulse...

 

 

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