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Thread: 11/12 Mt. Hood
04-07-2012, 01:06 AM #851
i was riding up cascade and was jolted with an urge to summit and ride down. i seem to remember somebody posting shots from the top a season or two ago. i always have visions of getting obliterated by a refrigerator-sized chunk of blue ice bombing down the mountain at 60mph like somebody did a couple years ago."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 11:22 AM #852
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04-07-2012, 11:37 AM #853"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-07-2012, 01:29 PM #854
^ only skied the south side but was planning on doing it last year.
Didn't summit today. That lenticular wouldn't go away. Sat at the hogs back for 20 min or so. Absolute white out. Skiing below crater rock was fantastic. Wish I wasn't so tired and could've made a few more laps
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04-07-2012, 05:33 PM #856
The boy's first day in Heather was a total blast. He was soo proud (I was soo proud I had tears)
Today did not suck
go ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
04-07-2012, 05:35 PM #857go ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
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04-07-2012, 09:38 PM #859Murderhorn = check
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Bellingham, WA
Met up with Patarero and did a cool tour from Tilly Jane over to HRM. Went up the Tilly Jane trail towards tie-in Rock (windy conditions up there turned us back shy of the rock), down to Gnarl Ridge with a fun descent of the south wall, up and over Pea Gravel and out the Heather cat track. The wind had it's way with the snow up high, but the snow down lower and in the sun was reasonably soft and rippable. It would be fun to do the tour again with cornier conditions that would allow for skiing the higher bowls/lower Cooper Spur route in enjoyable snow.
There was evidence of a reasonably large slide in the drainage between Gnarl and PG from the last couple days. Definitely will be interesting to see how this spring's cycle goes.
I hit up Skibowl for good measure on the way home (spring pass FTW) and enjoyed soft/carveable snow on and off the groomed runs on the upper mountain. Love that place.
Skiing towards Gnarl:
Soft snow at the bottom:
The line from afar:
Last edited by Power_Sauce; 04-07-2012 at 09:52 PM.Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry - Mark Twain
04-07-2012, 09:46 PM #860
South Side Summit Attempt
Today was one of the best days of touring I've had above Palmer, the snow was dry and light. About 4-5'' of grapel on top of consistent ice/wind blown layer.
One of the best things about today was the ability to skin all the way to the Hogs back, made the day a whole lot easier.
Looking down on White River
When we got to the hogs back, it was complete white out. Could've hit the summit but the forecast was calling for more clouds in the afternoon and we didn't want to push it.
Speaking of Darcy's Powder Cover, I found that light! Such a great day to be up high
After bailing on the summit, we traversed to Illumination Rock. Snow over there had a funky crust layer but light underneath.
Do hip checks count as face shots?
The cloud that never lifted
04-09-2012, 10:43 PM #861Registered User
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- Feb 2008
I have an important question for all you Hood mags: WTH is up with Beanarino's in Wood Village? It has never, ever, been open when I drive by. Morning, afternoon or night, weekday or weekend, makes no difference. Money laundering operation, secret survivalist gun stash, or ???
Also, Benk, thanks as always for bringing the stoke with your great photos.
04-09-2012, 11:13 PM #862
speaking of your stoke, ben, i'm curious how much of a network you tried to enlist for the contest. looked like the guys from alaska hit the social networking fairly effectively."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
04-09-2012, 11:30 PM #863
04-10-2012, 01:26 PM #864
We have a cutoff date of April 16 for both team members and potential voters. We were going to do April 1, but want people who want to be on a team be able to join at the last minute. Putting the vote cutoff at the 16 should keep the Facebook crowd away, I hope.
So...I know there's at least one team in this thread. Patatero, benk, klauss, myself, who else?
We really need participation this year to get it off the ground, and you are allowed to use footage from previous seasons if you want. Lets see some edits...
04-10-2012, 01:37 PM #865Registered User
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- Mar 2010
nice to see the contest coming together, props for the work so far
should get a lbd/gaper day going on hood to add to the fun...
i know i have some skinnies that need to get some snow under them this year
also still have an extra WM bachy voucher kicking around, free weekday pass, if you can use it hit me up...
04-10-2012, 02:12 PM #866
Going to be in the area Apr. 24/25. Was thinking of skiing the lifts. Don't know anything about mt hood other than it's a volcano in OR, has year round skiing, it's pretty big and gets in Powder cover shots occasionally.
Would be great to have someone show me around the ski area (which one I do not know), for beer. If lifts aren't an option and you'd like to drag me out touring that'd be fun too. I'm old but not too slow and can get down in any condition. (also got a thread going on about this on it's own but thought I'd try some direct marketing too). Cheers
04-10-2012, 03:01 PM #867
Meadows will probably be open. Timberline will be open. Meadows will have more interesting terrain. Timberline has a better park, usually, if that matters.
04-10-2012, 03:05 PM #868
Thanks A-boy, I'm into interesting terrain, not into parks. Great beta man, thanks!
04-10-2012, 03:41 PM #869
If you want to cruise long groomers and take in the views, go to Timberline. It can be spectacular, though not that exciting. Personally, I would go to Meadows. Definitely more varied terrain, and we have got a great snowpack so everything should be open. Plus, you'll have the place to yourself on a Tuesday/Wednesday. If they open Superbowl, you'll want to do it. Bring beacon/shovel/probe, find buddy on hill. Have fun and report back here!
04-10-2012, 04:04 PM #870
Fuck groomers and cruising, I want some cool terrain and a place to take my shovel, beacon and probe. Meadows it is. Thanks sarge.
04-10-2012, 06:35 PM #871
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04-11-2012, 01:02 AM #873
will there be a time limit for the edit?
04-11-2012, 02:27 AM #874
Yep- one person is team lead and is in charge of the edit for the whole team. Time limit is 10 minutes.
04-11-2012, 12:34 PM #875