Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Whistles
    Posts
    1,785

    TR: Baker didn't suck this weekend (pics/vid)

    I got my first taste of the Mt. Baker backcountry this weekend. I skied friday-sunday and I think had the most epic weekend of my life!

    Friday: Hiked the Shuksan arm all the way over to Safety Ridge and ripped down it, omigosh- I've skied powder a LOT before in Whistler, Fernie, Lake Louise, Golden etc but skiing at Baker was a totally different experience. The line I took was down the end of the ridge inbetween these cool spiney things, got going so fast I hardly knew what to do with myself! Can't wait to do more Baker b/c this season and next! As I said in my last Baker TR, I am in LOVE with the place!

    The boys kept making fun of me, however, because they're amazed that I can shred down steep chunder at Whis but a fresh steep pow face scares the crap out of me!

    Saturday: Hiked Blueberry Chutes twice and finished with a run down Elf Chutes. Fun times...

    The Bakerboy, MtBakerSkier and Hop posse trekking up to the chimney to drop that cornice up there:


    What we hiked: (to the highest roller on skier's right of the peak)


    Troy ripping down, not wanting to spend much time beneath that gargantuan cornice, I chose to ski far skiers left of that more toward the Blueberry chutes:


    About to lose it....


    And finally:


    Kevan rippin up Elf Chutes at the end of the day:


    Footage from Saturday, (the cameraman has been fired, he missed the top half of my line!)
    You probably won't be able to watch this using Firefox, so use Internet Explorer or Safari please. Updated Quicktime helps too. Enjoy:
    http://media.putfile.com/Baker-Mar-9-12

    Sunday: Family fun day with my buddy's parents and bro, ran into Heimer in the lodge and saw Hop a few times. At the end of the day Hop showed us a SICK photo of Heim dropping a large sized cornice, beauty. Hop feel free to hijack this thread and add some photos.

    To finish the day off, Kevan and I hiked the Arm again and dropped a nice steep face that kind of faces the Beast (before the beast) and had some sweeeet turns, except that the visiblity dropped to um.... nothing by the time we got to the top. Skiing by Braille = awesome. Eventually we'll have some photos of that line as well as some extreme tandem stinkbugging in the mini park.

    Overall an unforgettable weekend, except for the 1hr long wait at the Cdn border where I found out that Mr. Teddy 'Ticker' Knape had passed away. Love you Teddy.
    Believe.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Vanity Fair
    Posts
    2,695
    nice pictures
    nice video
    love that song
    i'm so jealous now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,712
    Nice pics, couldn't see the vid, but it may be my quicktime...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Baker backcounty
    Posts
    331

    Yes, Baker did not suck Sunday!!

    There are still north facing pow slopes ...
    It's hard to wag your tail when it is tucked between your legs.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carbondale
    Posts
    10,378
    Nice shots...

    I'm guessing you guys have a nice snowpack this year.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Van City and Whistler
    Posts
    1,982
    Looks like fun.
    And what's this about Teddy?...never mind just saw the thread.
    So sorry, he was a great and super nice guy.
    RIP.

    Back to the stoke...Baker is awesome.
    Last edited by Atrain505; 03-13-2006 at 01:43 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    SE Alaska
    Posts
    11,701
    A thing of beauty, a skin track.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Lander, Wyoming
    Posts
    481
    beautiful pics for sure!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,526
    nice, makes me hate where i am, it rained to the top of stowe today
    Three fundamentals of every extreme skier, total disregard for personal saftey, amphetamines, and lots and lots of malt liquor......-jack handy

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Bellingham
    Posts
    1,701
    I heard you all on the radio all day yesterday. I had a blast inbounds but you really scored in the BC.
    Great pics.
    By the way I couldn't get video on firefox or IE. I guess I'll try to update QT and see if that works.
    In drove this drunken madman and stopped on a dime! Unfortunately the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    closer
    Posts
    2,676
    nice video.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    4,581
    That. Place. Looks. So. Fucking. Sick.

    PNW maggots got it good eh?

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Jackson, WY
    Posts
    5,642

    Thumbs up

    awesome pics! gotta love Baker

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Whistles
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks for all the props! Funny that a little 2.0 megapixel camera (with duct tape holding the battery compartment shut, I might add...) can take some semi-decent photos!

    Weapon of choice:
    Believe.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Replicant colony
    Posts
    4,750
    For the plugin-challenged:

    http://upload3.putfile.com/videos/7111441656.mov

    Nice vid, but yeah you need slap that camera operator.
    Last edited by bio-smear; 03-13-2006 at 04:53 PM.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Posts
    6,595
    Nice to meet you if only for a moment or three...
    BTW that's not us in the skintrack because 1. the clothes are not radioactive glowing and 2. we're not sliding backwards on skis w/ 110+mm waists and skins <95mm wide

    Yes, this weekend truly ruled. A writeup with pics to follow sometime at www.coreshot.com

    FWIW the snow is still super duper &#252;ber rad and we scored some nice untracked lines on Hemis this afternoon. Watch out for the sluffing though.
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

    Metalmücil 2010 - 2013 "Go Home" album is now a free download

    The Bonin Petrels

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Whistles
    Posts
    1,785
    My bagel was tasty. Believe. Oh, I almost missed my ferry last night. I may venture down to Baker again before the season ends- are you going to be around next year?
    Believe.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Up in ya face!
    Posts
    3,430
    Brought some EC gaper love to Baker this past weekend. The most fun I've ever had on snow. Baker is unreal. And Galcier is an awfully nice place to "rest" with friends.

    Trubs- super duper indeed.
    Last edited by biggins; 03-13-2006 at 11:38 PM.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Juan Islands, WA.
    Posts
    813
    spent most of the day saturday inbounds showing a friend some nice tree runs, but did get one ob run on sat., and one on sun. a great weekend to work on the goggle tan.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Central Vermont
    Posts
    13
    thanks for the continued stoke. we fly in saturday and ski till the following saturday.
    by the way it's done nothing but continously rain here for the last day and a half. now it's supposted to get cold.
    Glad i stopped lurking and joined in teh fun

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Uptown
    Posts
    6,227
    I'm so gaper - I didn't get OB all weekend - again.

    And now we have a third maggot in the islands? What's with that?
    Living vicariously through myself.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Bellingham
    Posts
    1,701
    Quote Originally Posted by grrrr
    I'm so gaper - I didn't get OB all weekend - again.

    And now we have a third maggot in the islands? What's with that?
    You're all going to need a special Island Maggot ferry run soon. Island Maggot t-shirts? Are you all on San Juan?
    So are you hanging with the ski school up by the Heather lodge? I'll stop by to say hi if I can find you.
    In drove this drunken madman and stopped on a dime! Unfortunately the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket!

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Whistles
    Posts
    1,785
    Heh, my Island has 1 other mag, except he doesn't ski Whistler. How long is your San Juan ferry?
    Believe.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    504
    Great TR, Amy! Ain't the Baker bc simply the tastiest morsels under le soliel?!!

    I was pining for Baker goodness all weekend, while at Alpy Sat, and Xtal Sunday, running two cameras the whole time, but still managed to find the goods.....TR's as yet unfinished.... the best stuff is all Fujchrome...lots of PowMag Cover Boy Wayne Grevey......who was "famous" long before Girlski was around.....

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Posts
    6,595
    Quote Originally Posted by bigtrubs
    My bagel was tasty. Believe. Oh, I almost missed my ferry last night. I may venture down to Baker again before the season ends- are you going to be around next year?
    If you're talking to me then the answer is definitely maybe.
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

    Metalmücil 2010 - 2013 "Go Home" album is now a free download

    The Bonin Petrels

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •