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01-22-2009, 01:47 PM #76
looks like an awesome trip.
01-22-2009, 02:07 PM #77
nice trip, thanks for sharingGo Big or Go Home
01-22-2009, 04:02 PM #78
Hadn't seen this - but after hearing it helped get you a spot in Gordy's camp and checking it out, I'd say it was well earned!
Enjoy the camp!It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
01-22-2009, 04:44 PM #79Registered User
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08-26-2009, 01:51 PM #80
Listening to stokeless asshats argue politics and clueless jongs trying to get top dollar for thier gear isn't doing much to inspire the feelings of the "Turn". So thought I'd bump a kick ass TR and throw up a few pics and my experience. We were at the chalet a couple weeks after Gnarwhale.
We drove up from SLC were sitting in a pizza joint/bar in Golden and Tri-Unglate walks in. He was headed to Fairy Meadows that week, it reconfirmed my small world damn maggots are everywhere belief.
Saterday at the LZ we learned that the hut owner/builder Burnie would be
joining us. This was cool in that he had a lot of good stories about the history of the hut and area and seeing a 70 y.o. man breaking trail and getting after it was inspiring. On the other hand there were a few rather heated discussions involving route choices and terrain skied. Obvoiusly not listening to feedback from someone with that much local knowledge would be foolish. Yet on the otherhand had we wanted someone to make terrainchoices for us we would have booked a guided trip. All in all I found him to be a gracious host and a good guy. There are some areas that he deems forbbiden zones that if you choose to ski he would ban you from returning which seems fair enough.
Burnie in the chopper
If I make it to 70 and still gettin out I'll be stoked
The chalet itself is pretty swank and is dominated by thunder mountain
After a long morning of safety breifings and chopper trips and unloading We were greeted by the locals
and we got out for a short shot in the saterday trees.
The next couple days brought fresh snow and sokrd in skies were spent skiing the waitabit trees and pillow lines below the hut.
Finally we got some clear weather and headeded up the notch over to the cambell icefields.
we skied some shots called diamond dust
and enjoyed the views
Burnie pointing out peaks to my bro Josh
Assitant hut keeper Hans (I think) dropping in off a cornice
He got a spanking from his 50 year elder for that move but a thumbs up from me
That evening we were treated to a steller sunset
Another lowlight day in the trees followed
The next day dawned clear and a few of us went for a slog over to East peak
looking back at thunder mountain the slope in the forground is one of the forbiden zones
East peak turned out to be wind jacked but the views were cool
A lot of amazing terrain
We worked our way around and the skidown from the high col was damn good
Obligtory group photo
16 people is a large group and there were some interesting group dynamics.
Not everyone choose to participate in morning beacon drills but a couple weeks later two of our party were involved in a full burial and I'm damn glad that they choose to practice and their beacon/rescue skills allowed for me to be able to spend another yurt trip with them in the future.
Oh yeah photo credits go to Josh VJ and powder pond
08-26-2009, 09:27 PM #81Registered User
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Thanks for the stoke Dibbs.
Makes me want to hit some of that in the future, wow!
Aggressive in my own mind
08-27-2009, 12:15 AM #82registered abuser
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didnt see that original tr but that was the shit as was dibs' add-on bump. that place looks incredible. did burnie burnie???
thanx for that.
08-27-2009, 12:19 AM #83
god that looks so amazing
08-27-2009, 06:43 AM #84
awesome TR on a very cool place.
I'm marking it down on the list of places to go before i die.
I'm assuming this is a big money trip... guess i'll have to start saving!
checked their website, 60% booked for 2010 already. no rate information though.
if anyone wanted to PM me with a general cost for a week up there i'd really appreciate it.
-TickI like chicks who ride. Especially if they're cyclists.
08-27-2009, 07:07 AM #85
It's a big hut It could take 20+ so it's not that expensive. Last year was it came to ~ $400 per person +$350 for the chopper. That was unguided and uncatered. Na Burnie wasn't a burner but he had no problem with it.
If you like to backcountry ski and you have never done a hut trip do it.
Qnarwhale posted some good "lifestyle" shots even though it's a ski trip. Dinners, the suana, getting buzzed and goofy with your friends is a big part of a trip.
08-27-2009, 07:17 AM #86
thats really not bad at all. I'm assuming the 400 included lodging, food and booze? if so, thats a really dam good deal.
thanks for the info!I like chicks who ride. Especially if they're cyclists.
08-27-2009, 07:20 AM #87
Missed this the first time. Merci.i wish i never chose that user_name
08-27-2009, 07:21 AM #88
Nope food and party supplies were extra
08-27-2009, 08:47 AM #89
wow. thats an outstanding TR.
08-27-2009, 06:23 PM #90
08-27-2009, 06:54 PM #91
if that doesn't give u a snow bonner i dont know what willfuck it
08-22-2011, 04:34 PM #92
another quailty tr and my bonus mini tr enclosed inside this here fine peice of maggotly conrtibution
Blessed are those who are affored the ops to ski cool places take pictures and post em on the webz
Gnar you have way to many quality threads
I am calling DIBS on the 11-12 wasatch BACKcounrty thread this season
If you already have read or commented
sorry for the interupskins
nothing to see move along
08-22-2011, 05:43 PM #93
Nice choice for a thread resurection stoke bump!!