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  1. #3776
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    hell yeah wobby, that looked rad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    You're older than I guessed. ��
    Ha. Well, I have three kids 10 and under and it would be a hell of a lot easier for going into the lodge and back out!

    Nice pics Wobby - love that fourth one with the huck capture.

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    for reference
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    Took a long weekend to play with my sled, the kind that's better than brrapp

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    big basecamp, probably a little too big. set up in the bowl that doesn't have a name? but we saw a lot of bears in. so....bear bowl

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    bounced off the backboard

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    named this one porthole slot because the only way to scope the line is through the hole

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    edit forget this sideways stuff
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  5. #3780
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    ^^ Fun, I've always wanted to do that (I've done hut trips but bringing your own tent and setting up camp where you want is appealing). Seems like a good year for it with the low snow line.

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    With the bears in bear bowl, any issue w food storage? Did you bring bear canisters?

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    Thanks for all the enthusiasm guys! Its been too good of a season out there, and this just happened to be another fantastic Saturday. Unbelievable how many there have been this year, and hopefully a few more to come.

    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    fuk ya wobby!!!! gilbert is such a rad peak that very few have on their radar and everything u say about having to have the planets line up for a successful descent is spot on. i made one attempt at it but we only got up to the cliffband before we pulled the plug due to stability concerns. in your booter shot you can see all the solar exposure on that side of the peak that you have to climb under on the approach. our skintrack in those flats got taken out by a big slide while we were ascending the peak. there was just too much fresh snow with rapid warming to make climbing past that upper cliffband a smart move so we bailed. thanx for sharing+++++
    Thanks for the story Gimpy, sounds like you guys made the right choice. We were experiencing a lot of warming too, but decided to push on since the north face seemed cool enough still. Glad we did!

    The upper sections of the face are actually not as steep as I thought, so I would also hit it in firmer conditions. Prior to our ski up there, I had always thought it was just puckering steeps above cliffs. But now we know.

    Ever heard of anyone else actually skiing it? You been out on any other big lines out in the Rubies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    With the bears in bear bowl, any issue w food storage? Did you bring bear canisters?
    had a bear canister and then there were some good overhung trees to throw a bear line. we didn't take any chances, there were fresh prints all over from a male bear (or cubless female) that had just woken up from a long nap. He/she was rubbing on all the trees to get the molt off.

    We dug 10 feet down to the lake to try to find water and got none, so ended up having to melt it off a tarp for the trip.

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    Fun morning now back to our regularly scheduled corn harvest




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    Dat wuz fun.

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    [not me]
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    Now bring on da corn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    had a bear canister and then there were some good overhung trees to throw a bear line. we didn't take any chances, there were fresh prints all over from a male bear (or cubless female) that had just woken up from a long nap. He/she was rubbing on all the trees to get the molt off.

    We dug 10 feet down to the lake to try to find water and got none, so ended up having to melt it off a tarp for the trip.
    Are you saying that the ice on the lake was covered with 10 ft of snow?

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    I don't think there was a lake. It felt like maybe it was supposed to be a lake but was really a vernal pond and the snow soaked up all the water. I dunno, I've never really had this problem finding water before, but I'm also not camping so high up on such a big snowpack.

    Even the massive creek in summit city canyon is covered and buried. It's definitely flowing, but it's under a dozen feet of snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    I don't think there was a lake. It felt like maybe it was supposed to be a lake but was really a vernal pond and the snow soaked up all the water. I dunno, I've never really had this problem finding water before, but I'm also not camping so high up on such a big snowpack.

    Even the massive creek in summit city canyon is covered and buried. It's definitely flowing, but it's under a dozen feet of snow
    you need a real lake. this time of year you just need to go down two or three feet to get to water that sits on top of the ice layer. needs no filtering either.
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  14. #3789
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    this was our system for water

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    Duuuuun dun
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    DUN DUN!!
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    well dun dun!!! ++++

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    This thread is killing it again suddenly. Thanks for tha stoke all.

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    Yup. Pretty good dopamine hits as of the last few days. What a season and itís not even over yet!

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    Dang Gnar Thatís a fair bit of dry tooling, done it a couple times when the snow went down the valley floor and itís still a big day. Curious if you found any kind of use trail in there. Poked around riding my bike back behind that private community a couple weeks ago and could not find one. And if this was yesterday how much new snow was out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Dang Gnar Thatís a fair bit of dry tooling, done it a couple times when the snow went down the valley floor and itís still a big day. Curious if you found any kind of use trail in there. Poked around riding my bike back behind that private community a couple weeks ago and could not find one. And if this was yesterday how much new snow was out there?
    ~6Ē wind blown pow til about 8500 ft., with spots of the ice layer. Got on snow in the main drainage about 7kft. No trail past the hood, but pretty easy travel on the hikerís right side of the drainage.

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    I'mma have to say that Gimpy wins the fat Blue Ribbon "Best In Show" for the thread this season with Wobby and Gnarbro coming in with red ribbon ties.

    But that's just my humble opinion.

    Looking forward to touring after May 7th and a seriously extended patch-skiing season for sure!
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    Gimpy's thread MVP status was already confirmed a while ago.

    How's the snow today? Are we going straight to slush tomorrow and Friday?

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    Had a report from a buddy at SB today. Said it was cooked by 2.

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    Threads MVP from today.



    About 5 inches of unconsolidated new snow above 8200 on solar aspects at emerald bay but skied pretty good below that. All the chutes had wet slide activity. Did two runs on clean panels over there but lots of folks way to late up there, gonna be a mess out there after today


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    stayed a bit colder out at the pass today seems like. found pow, corn, superfast not pow that used to be 3" of pow but changed to an inch of hot pow on ice, and a half inch of pow over ice. it was a blast. ran into shakyknees briefly and he and i pretty much had the elephant hump/back/graveyard area to ourselves (plus a few dogs and a coyote)
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    i did look into the center shot coming in from lookers right. didn't really seem doable since the snowy looking arete you'd have to cross is really an icy wall right now. cornices were fine today when i left but going forward there are some big ones out there to fail in the afternoons for the next few days
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