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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 28, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
Whistler Blackcomb side country
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 28, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Not Sledding!!!


Whistler Backcountry
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 28, 2012 - 04:21pm PT
Shouldn't you be over on TTips arguing about NTNs or some such instead of teasing us SoCal boys with pictures of pow?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 28, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
nah.. this is more fun :)

Pow
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Feb 28, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
Speaking of powder...



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 15, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Anyone ride any lately??? So good up north right now!
Kurt Ettinger

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Mar 15, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Warmer storms hitting Tahoe right now Big. Powder may be present but it is likely way up high. (anyone at Tahoe now to confirm?) Cold air and more snow (powder?) after Friday and into the weekend. I'll be headed up for some backcountry powder on Monday before the warm California sun turns it to mash. (this takes about 1 hour of sun this time of year!)
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Mar 15, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
Credit: Walleye

"i think we can safely put away the rock boards. i need to wax my good gaytray"

Dude, gaytray is not the preferred nomenclature. Fag-tray, please.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 15, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
Deepness
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 16, 2012 - 12:17am PT
Some beautiful peaks in Golden Bc


This was from an amazing trip where we had excellent stabilty and were able to frequent the Kicking Horse area backcountry. The knife edge ridges there are typically wind blown making for easy hiking or skinning.
zoom loco

Mountain climber
san diego ca
Mar 16, 2012 - 12:25am PT
Me getting some Mammoth Pow...Sierra Eastside!!!

Mammoth Pow
Mammoth Pow
Credit: zoom loco


Snow Creek Couloir, Peak San Jacinto, Socal. 10,000 drop to the desert. Yes that's my buddy skiing in there somewhere...
Snow Creek Couloir
Snow Creek Couloir
Credit: zoom loco

PS Shaun White is from San Diego and learned in SoCal...when there's not pow, there's jumps.

I guess better pow states can hate... but just don't move here please...
james Colborn

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Mar 16, 2012 - 01:08am PT
No snow. Warmer temps for the last few days with rain and more rain. I live at 6700' so it may be snowing higher, but today over the summit it was all rain.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 16, 2012 - 03:34am PT
I went to Mammoth in 2004 when you guys were getting crazy snow down there at the time and we didn't get squat. When we reached bishop the road was closed but there wasn't any highway patrol there so we chained up my buddies silverado and kept on truckin over the pass.

We could barely see, and were following the tracks of another vehicle that had decided to chance it. Both me and my buddy johnny were yelling at my buddy russ, "LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, KEEP IT IN THE CENTER!" He turns around after a couple minutes of this and yells "SHUT THE F$$K up!!"

We passed a Mammoth Lakes Sherriff, in a suv and later learned that he was going to bishop to enforce the closure because none of the Bishop squad cars had winter tires and there was a foot of snow on the ground.

We also learned the next day that there was a HUGE avalanche that buried the highway and we were lucky that we had gone through early.

We parked in the parking lot at one of the lodges and by the time we woke up the next day we could barley open the camper door. There was five feet of fresh in the parking lot.

The mountain was reporting 60" that day and they didn't get the alpine open, because it was super windy and puking, but that didn't matter because the runs were amazing. You could do the same run all day and it would still be fresh. The snow was super wind compacted and super spongey, and we didn't sink in it as much as we thought we would coming from the wet coast of BC. I've never experienced something like that back home. we have wind packed snow, but not like that.

That night we checked out town, made friends with some locals and scored some very expensive crappy party supplies :) We went to bed under the stars and the next day promised to be bluebird......

LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Mar 16, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
Wednesday the lifties at Sierra were wearing garbage bags to stay dry. rain with one person on the lift all day (and it was not me).

today there may be some "midwestern sleet" to quote Dusty (kirk regular). Precip all day
Kurt Ettinger

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Mar 16, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Yikes! Sounds wet. I may have to cancel my planned trip if the cold air fails to arrive and bring some dry snow.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Mar 16, 2012 - 05:40pm PT
Sierra Cement




RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 18, 2012 - 07:09am PT
http://vimeo.com/38422194]


last Monday on Whistler


edit: is there a way to embed vimeo links?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
YA BUD! Praise be to ULLR indeed. He hath given generously lately. Monday was sick, Khb's was EPIC that day! Any Californians longing to ride some real pow should think about a little ROADTRIP!!!

Edit: Not that we don't get rain too..

Ryan D- Sick Vid too.. ever thought about trying to hold it behind you? would be difficult i know, or done any closup follow cam of your buds?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 18, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
Hi Mike,

Thanks! That was my first time riding with the pole cam & i only did about 3 laps so a bit of an experiment for sure. I'd love to do a follow cam with it but on a day like that it's tough to want to follow anyone!! Ps did u guys hike khb's that day? That was the day red & green were closed until about 2 pm, would have been a worthy walk for sure! We hiked up 86 for awhile & i tried to convince my friends to go all the way to $1,000,000 but nobody was down, still epic everywhere else anyways! Def made about a dozen sacrifices to Ullr that day.......

peace

Ryan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
Dude so many days lately.. Guess they're all starting to blur together..
Good thing I have a camera!

Monday


Tuesday
Lurker Kyle sends it.
Lurker Kyle sends it.
Credit: Big Mike

Wendsday

My buddy Kev put this together that day too Pow Pow

edit no way to embed vimeo yet. bug chris mac

Hear ya about following someone. At somepoint it becomes more about the video than the pow if you take it too far. But the video's sure look good later.
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