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Stoked for BC

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I have probably only had 10 BC days in the last 3 years since I came from the east coast flat lands. This is something that I thought I would be totally into when I first moved here but for whatever reason I have really not done much touring.

 

I MTB extensively in the summer time and bike on much of the same terrain where people ski down in the winter time. It has taken that long to fully adapt to long steep rugged climbs here.  One thing that I have figured out this summer is that in my riding I really like climbing, as much or more than descending, at least I feel like I get more out of it.. And this really has me stoked for heading into the BC much more frequently this winter to climb some stuff.

 

My wife and I have our first baby in November so I expect that I will spend a lot of mellow weekend afternoons playing peak-a-bo in the ski lodge while Madeline is getting hers on the hill. The thing about touring that has me so stoked is that I can go up before work or after and earn some extra days on the mountain.

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I learned I loved the ups the same way you did! Great to hear you figured out how to use all hours of the day to ski. And congrats on the little one! I was at rose in tahoe last year and saw a little grom, no older than 5 or 6, goin to town in hourglass. With your enthusiasm, that could be you in a few years! There is no better way to start your day, than with a sunrise ski. Have. Fun this winter! And enjoy the rest of the bike season.
post #3 of 11

<applause>

 

Here are a couple of fun threads dedicated to the joys of the up:

http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=30240

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73952

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Cool threads for TGR and TT. Thank you.

post #5 of 11

TR,

Congrats on the newbie! 

 

I haven't toured in the Logan area mountains, need to get up there sometime.  Are there some areas that are skiable early/pre-season with minimal snowpack.  Maybe some Autumn skinning could be had.

JF

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I will need to do some research. I have hiked at Beaver Mt preseason before and but I think Tony grove is a better place to go. It will be a matter of finding grassier less rocky spots.

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The west side of the Bear River Mountains has some of the best BC ski terrain in the country, with a bunch of Utah snow, and no people.  The downside is that the approaches are long and start at a relatively low elevation.

 

I have many memoriable days in High Creek, Cherry Creek and Dry Creek.  And I don't mind telling you where to go as I have never seen a soul there, nor any trace of anyone being there during the winter.  Many of the runs there are long, steep, and deep.  Have fun!

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The west side of the Bear River Mountains has some of the best BC ski terrain in the country, with a bunch of Utah snow, and no people.  The downside is that the approaches are long and start at a relatively low elevation.

 

I have many memoriable days in High Creek, Cherry Creek and Dry Creek.  And I don't mind telling you where to go as I have never seen a soul there, nor any trace of anyone being there during the winter.  Many of the runs there are long, steep, and deep.  Have fun!


Thanks. good to meet another lcoal bear. I have been into High Crrek and Cherry peak in the summer time. I am looking forward to checking them out in the winter.

 

As afar as Dry Creek are you talking about Logan Dry Canyon or Smithfield Dry or soem other place?
 

post #9 of 11

Sorry - MTB too much lately (BST has a dry creek) - Logan Dry Canyon is the correct place.

 

If you have a snowmobile, use it on the road up High creek to the end parking lot.  Make the approach to the Epiphany runs much easier!  Just don't take the snowmobile any futher than the summer parking lot as it turns into wilderness beyond this point.

 

Cherry Creek - Cougar Mountain has the best terrain.

 

Dry - Logan peak.

 

post #10 of 11

Now you're stoking for two

 

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CONGRATS TO YOU AND THE MRS.

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Now you're stoking for two

 

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CONGRATS TO YOU AND THE MRS.



Yes I am!  Thanks Jim! Our little ripper will be old enough to ride in the snow coach in time for spring skiing.

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