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    Teton TR: Spoon Couloir, Disappointment Peak 1/30/07

    So Sherpastyle and I have been skiing together a fair bit lately and I think she's finally realizing that I am in fact not a raging loose cannon. As a result, she agreed to go touring with me today in GTNP.

    APH was kind enough to e-mail a little tick list of sorts for ski touring in the Tetons and this is my first check on that list. Disappointment Peak is just east of the Grand and is so named because an early climbing party thought they were on the Grand, only to discover the huge facking gulf between Disappointment (~11,600') and the next ridge to the west leading up the Grand proper. One can rarely ski from the summit of Dis, as it's a rockfield, but we skied from something like 11,300' through the spoon couloir (~45 deg, 1,300 vert) and down back to Bradley Taggart.



    Sherpa skinning - the damn skintrack was super icy from the sun.


    Sherpa chilling, with better grip on the shady snow.


    Scenic of Teton Glacier


    nhtele with Teewinot in the background


    Sherpa booting


    Mo' booting above the spoon.


    Incoming weather


    Sherpa running 'em hot on the apron - coolie was smooth, but very firm. Apron was more pow-ish.


    nhtele stoked about sliding into homeplate on some saplings after augering his tips into a suncrust.

    The ski down from Amphitheater Lake was the definition of variable. Lots of good 5 turn surface hoar shots, but lots of crusts too. A fun day for sure.

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    Awesome work Colin.

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    Doesn't look too disappointing at all.

    Nice work guys.
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Doesn't look too disappointing at all.

    it is if you try to head North off of it.


    gotta love a tour in the tetons. i'm jelous.

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    Nice!!!!

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    Thumbs up

    Looks like fun. Good to see sherpastyle out and about.

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    Nice.

    Gotta get the Utah contingent back up there for some more "gang banging" in the Tetons.

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    nice work dude!
    such a great ski in a beautiful spot
    Range after range of mountains.
    Year after year after year.
    I am still in love.
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    beautiful beautiful country.

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    Nice nhtele...but timing is everything!

    Hope to get out tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randosteve View Post
    Nice nhtele...but timing is everything!
    There you go chest-thumping again, Steve - you must have some sort of attention complex.

    Gonna be a cold one tomorrow. I've gotta go dig in the dirt over Victor in the morning but I'm hoping to catch a Glory lap on the way home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhtele View Post
    she's finally realizing that I am in fact not a raging loose cannon...

    Sorry. Had to...

    Oh and that looks fun as hell.

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    So Sherpastyle and I have been skiing together a fair bit lately and I think she's finally realizing that I am in fact not a raging loose cannon.
    Don't be so sure of yourself there buddy. I'm well aware of the fact that you're a loose cannon. We've talked about this...you know the reason I tour with you.

    Yep, it was a super fun day in the Tetons, despite the marginal snow and shitty skinning conditions. Looks like it was prime about a month earlier, but then someone spattered all over the internet about it and it got hammered!

    hey colin, if it clears up this evening we're doing a full moon glory if you're interested.
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    Excellent work, guys!

    JoshP and I had the opportunity to tour up to Amphitheater Lake about a month ago and we were drooling at the Spoon. Way to get after it!

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    Nice tour guys. One of my favorites. We hit it many springs ago and ran into a bear on the up and down portions.

    So nhtele doesn't tele? Are you even really from N.H.?

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    Well done, Colin. Good to see yall making the most out of the "shitty" snow year, and making me wish I'd been less of a waste of space during my stay in JH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sar13 View Post
    So nhtele doesn't tele? Are you even really from N.H.?
    He rando-rallies and is from Massachusetts

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKuba View Post
    He rando-rallies and is from Massachusetts
    Fuck you, fatass.

    BTW, those teton scenics look phenomenal - I'll send you my pages layouts in a few days so you can see them.

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