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  1. While it will be a very long road to recovery,...

    While it will be a very long road to recovery, that’s an unbelievable outcome in that situation on Tallac. Vibes and wishing for the best outcome on the other end. Good job by the rescue team.
  2. Thanks for putting this together. Great TR.

    Thanks for putting this together. Great TR.
  3. It was definitely up for internal “mental” debate...

    It was definitely up for internal “mental” debate the entire first day whether I bail. Definitely a struggle the first day, but the rest I gradually got better. Basically it was one day of misery...
  4. Took a long time to edit down 5-days of photos,...

    Took a long time to edit down 5-days of photos, but TR posted in the Trip Reports Forum:
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  5. After an awesome run, we climbed back up to Koip...

    After an awesome run, we climbed back up to Koip Peak Pass to re-pack all of our overnight gear. Our plan was to head over around Parker Peak to Mount Wood. This involved the NEVER-ENDING side-hill...
  6. Day 5 – Koip Peak and Mount Wood We woke up on...

    Day 5 – Koip Peak and Mount Wood

    We woke up on Day 5 to extremely strong winds. The sky was clear and blue, but the winds were cranking. While the weather in the High Sierra is largely pretty...
  7. Day 4 – Kuna Crest South and Parker Pass As I...

    Day 4 – Kuna Crest South and Parker Pass

    As I mentioned above, our next day was a long haul over to Kuna Crest South to descend to Helen Lake. Fortunately, we ended up making very quick time on...
  8. Day 3 – Simmons Peak and Mount Lyell Today's...

    Day 3 – Simmons Peak and Mount Lyell

    Today's plan was to keep base camp set up and go spend the day skiing in this awesome zone. We got an early start and on the climb up planned to head over to...
  9. Day 2 – West End of Waugh Lake to Donahue Pass to...

    Day 2 – West End of Waugh Lake to Donahue Pass to Mount Lyell

    Our plan on Day 2 was to travel Northwest to Donahue Pass (11,056 ft.), and drop down to a glacial tarn around 10,400 ft. to set up...
  10. MEGA TR: Adventures in the Ansel Adams & Yosemite Wildernesses

    Dates: Monday, May 7th – Friday, May 11th

    Locations: Ansel Adams & Yosemite Wildernesses, including Donahue Pass (11,056 ft.), Mount Lyell (13,120 ft.), Simmons Peak (12,497 ft.), Kuna Crest...
  11. Also, awesome work on Darwin/Lamarck in a day car...

    Also, awesome work on Darwin/Lamarck in a day car to car. That is a big push!
  12. Looks like a couple of great days overall. This...

    Looks like a couple of great days overall. This picture is AWESOME! Classic Eastside shot.
  13. Just got back from a 5-day tour with Enginerd. ...

    Just got back from a 5-day tour with Enginerd. It will take a couple of days of photo sorting to put together a real TR. Highlights included excellent descents of Lyell (twice), E couloir on...
  14. Awesome to see this thread alive and well. Great...

    Awesome to see this thread alive and well. Great photos and trips by all. The beta is very helpful.
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    Very sad. Rest in peace Tony. Condolences to...

    Very sad. Rest in peace Tony. Condolences to all those who knew Tony.
  16. Nice AKB and Whatsupdoc! That approach to...

    Nice AKB and Whatsupdoc! That approach to Williamson is so brutal. Seeing your photos brought back some memories, so I was looking at an old TR of when Enginerd and I did it. I actually just...
  17. After seeing AKBruin and Whatsupdoc's TR in the...

    After seeing AKBruin and Whatsupdoc's TR in the 2018 Eastside Thread, it brought back some memories of this trip. When I was looking at this old TR, I caught this comment. You are correct; we went...
  18. Thanks, but I can't take credit for the actual...

    Thanks, but I can't take credit for the actual photos/composition, as that is basically Schralph. ~85% of the shots above were done by Schralph using my 60D plus Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6. He...
  19. Posted up a separate TR in the TR Forum given the...

    Posted up a separate TR in the TR Forum given the number of shots we got on Saturday. All pics basically (so not really a "TR"):
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  20. TR: Ultra Deep Powder on the West Shore

    Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Location: West Shore Lake Tahoe (Rubicon Peak)

    Skiers: MapleLeafGillies (MLG), SchralphMacchio (Schralph), Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer (UCL) and Mike

    Photos: ...
  21. Great weather today and the snow held up...

    Great weather today and the snow held up surprisingly well notwithstanding the significant increase in temps. Significant consolidation, but still great skiing.

    Here is another one from Saturday,...
  22. Yeah, today was amazing. I am so so so so so so...

    Yeah, today was amazing. I am so so so so so so thankful my wife agreed to handle two twin 2 years olds this weekend!!! I am literally beaming right now. My days the past ~2-years have been...
  23. Really awesome year and TR.

    Really awesome year and TR.
  24. Awesome year and great TR. You got on so many...

    Awesome year and great TR. You got on so many amazing descents.
  25. Glad I didn’t go out Friday then! Weather...

    Glad I didn’t go out Friday then! Weather sensors yesterday showed actual temp at 11 degrees and wind chill of -16 for the mid-day coldest around 9.5K in Rose area. I haven’t been out in something...
  26. Today was the coldest day I can remember touring...

    Today was the coldest day I can remember touring in Tahoe in a long time. That wind was intense and chilly! Tamarack got to -14 wind chill if you just extrapolate from the Slide sensors. My last...
  27. Skinned from the gate the entire way. No problem...

    Skinned from the gate the entire way. No problem with coverage up the standard route, or really down either. Near the bottom, stuck to the trail for an easy exit. With the rising temps this week,...
  28. Got out for the first day of the season on...

    Got out for the first day of the season on Tuesday. Dust on crust conditions essentially, but was good to dust off the cobwebs on the skins. Really hoping the forecast changes sometime soon.
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  29. Excellent TR and pics.

    Excellent TR and pics.
  30. Haha! I forgot about this one. Still gets...

    Haha! I forgot about this one. Still gets laughs out of my the second time around. Last 3 shots are just great.
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    Ha, is that a pond skim AK? Excellent! Hats...

    Ha, is that a pond skim AK? Excellent!

    Hats off to you this season... you basically CRUSHED the Eastside this year.

    Texass- that really stinks. When I was on our trip, we had a (closed)...
  32. Although I can't say for certain, I suspect it...

    Although I can't say for certain, I suspect it was just booting through snow on a ridge and hitting a buried rock. The entire buckle was hanging there, snapped in half when I went to next ski. I...
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    Cool. Yeah I can imagine some ic those ridges...

    Cool. Yeah I can imagine some ic those ridges and summits being pretty spicy with snow on them. Nice work on both trips.
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    The Redline Traverse

    Wow! Awesome trip Jed! Didn't you also do the full Palisades traverse (Split all the way North) in winter a couple of years ago? Jon was telling me about that as I was sitting on top of...
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    Finally got around to sorting photos and putting...

    Finally got around to sorting photos and putting together a TR from Enginerd's and my recent 5-day trip in to the Eastside. Link to the TR Forum in the photo below:
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  36. Day 5 – Disappointment Peak to Southfork Pass to...

    Day 5 – Disappointment Peak to Southfork Pass to Glacier Lodge

    We woke up at 4AM again the next day and got going again with breakfast and then on the move. The upper portion of the South Face of...
  37. Day 4 – Polemonium Peak to Basin below...

    Day 4 – Polemonium Peak to Basin below Disappointment Peak, Southfork Pass and Mt. Bolton Brown

    The benefit of waking up at 4AM is the stars are still in full force in the High Sierra. The winds...
  38. Day 3 – Dusy Basin to Thunderbolt Col to Potluck...

    Day 3 – Dusy Basin to Thunderbolt Col to Potluck Pass to below Palisade Crest

    The next day was the one day where the weather forecast had called for 30% chance of thundershowers and snow/rain. ...
  39. Day 2 – South Lake to Bishop Pass and Dusy Basin...

    Day 2 – South Lake to Bishop Pass and Dusy Basin

    Long story short, I was not able to procure a new buckle for my boot. Nor was I able to find a pair of demo boots that fit and I was comfortable...
  40. Mega TR: Mt. Gould & Palisade Crest Tour

    Dates: Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26, 2017

    Locations: Mt. Gould & West of Palisade Crest, Eastern Sierra

    Skiers: Enginerd & UCL

    Photos: As noted

    Synopsis: With a great winter and a...
  41. This is outstanding! Great TR.

    This is outstanding! Great TR.
  42. Awesome pictures and TR!

    Awesome pictures and TR!
  43. Great TR - amazing access to big mountains.

    Great TR - amazing access to big mountains.
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    Eastside Conditions Thread

    Yeah -> South Lake - Bishop Pass - Thunderbolt Col - Col East of Potluck Pass - Southfork Pass - Glacier Lodge. Was cool to be West of the Palisades. Beyond skiing all the Col/Passes and some...
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    Eastside Conditions Thread

    I'll eventually get to a photo-intensive Mega TR after cleaning gear, sorting photos with Enginerd and catching up with 1 year old twins, but these about sum up the past 5 days... Was great to get...
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    Eastside Conditions Thread

    Just sitting in MoMart having a beer so figured I'd lob this in:

    - About 5min of dirt walking at Onion Valley to skinable snow

    - Can more or less skin from "car" at South Lake (5 min of...
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    Wow - that is an awesome run of days. Nice work!

    Wow - that is an awesome run of days. Nice work!
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    406 - nice to see you back out there man! ...

    406 - nice to see you back out there man!

    whatsupdoc - cool trip man. Every time I see pictures of the Minarets, I wish they had good rock for solid alpine lines. Sadly, gigantic piles of choss.
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    This looks like an awesome trip. Thanks for...

    This looks like an awesome trip. Thanks for posting up.
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    Excellent! I always enjoy your TRs Klar, so it...

    Excellent! I always enjoy your TRs Klar, so it is cool to see you posting something up in our neck of the woods. The Eastern Sierra is an amazing place. I love getting deep back in there.

    Gimpy...
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