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mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 29, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
I know a lot of you only "get OTC" in winter.
I used to "hate" the season, but it's mild here in the Central Valley. Good old tule fog and endless overcast.
I have accepted it, but there is one thing I miss about winter, and that is XC skiing. My skiing is best described as something else, compared to many, and I totally lost interest in the sport when the "skaters" showed up with their flashing speed.
I did enjoy several trips into the Sierra Nevada on skinny skis, never had the oppo to get out and do back country skiing. I would have enjoyed it. Here are some of Jim Shirley's pix from back in the 70s.

It isn't just about ski touring, though. It's about winter. And snow isn't around all winter, so just to keep it honest, let's just say snow. There are enough pix around of JT and Tahquitz free of snow.

And snow isn't just confined to the winter months, remember. So, use these as guides when posting, if you get my "drift."

Credit: JS
Credit: JS
Credit: JS
Credit: JS
Credit: JS
Credit: JS
Credit: JS
Credit: JS
Chuck Kroeger, Jim's neighbor.  aka "Hungry Chuck Biscuits". <br/>
Taft Pt...
Chuck Kroeger, Jim's neighbor. aka "Hungry Chuck Biscuits".
Taft Pt. or Dewey Pt., one.
Credit: JS
Yosemite Valley footbridge.
Yosemite Valley footbridge.
Credit: JS

Sorry, you'll have to supply the names of these peaks on your own...
MFM









Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 29, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Lovely pix o' small fur-bearing animal of the peromyscus maniculatis variety
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 29, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Mungo like snow...
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 29, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
Snow, water in a frozen form....now what was it that W.C. Fields said about water?
Nice pics! Yeah, skaters kinda queered it for everyone, didn't they?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Aug 29, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
I borrowed these. to save others having to go looking for 'em





This was actually called the Trek of the Magnificent Seven. After you put down the camera and joined the group, wasn't it alot of fun?

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Aug 29, 2012 - 08:49pm PT








donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 29, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
Brandon, I hope it stawms for you more this year than last.
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 29, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
Winter 2007-2008, a very good one.
Winter 2007-2008, a very good one.
Credit: Kalimon
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
Credit: Tami

Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Last week at Yankee Boy Basin shortly after summiting Mt. Sneffels. It may only be hail, but it is a sign. The Aspens are already turning too.
Credit: Bowser
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
Credit: TwistedCrank

Holy cow, how I miss snow. Now with this living in the desert and global warming and synthetic fabrics... It's a sad time in the universe.

Sometimes the snow getsta be a few years old and don't go nowhere.

Credit: TwistedCrank
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
One of my favorite memories is skinning around rock creek canyon under a full moon.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Aug 29, 2012 - 11:47pm PT

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:41am PT
Great western divide
Great western divide
Credit: limpingcrab
Not much snow last year in CA, but it sure made walking easy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSuw-kesYLA
There were at least a few good days!

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:45am PT
BC Coast Mountains in winter
BC Coast Mountains in winter
Credit: Ghost

Baffin Island, 1981
Baffin Island, 1981
Credit: Ghost
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Donini...So many skaters and too many haters....!
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:53am PT
103 today makes this a great topic!

Poaching Peter's Point at sunrise. 89?
Poaching Peter's Point at sunrise. 89?
Credit: WyoRockMan
Bow Glacier. '92
Bow Glacier. '92
Credit: WyoRockMan
Bunny Hill '12
Bunny Hill '12
Credit: WyoRockMan
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:57am PT
JohnTp...Rock creek..? One New years eve , with headlamps and some friends we skied up the fisherman trail to the winter lodge....At each foot bridge we would stop and eulogize a lost love one which we then followed with a shot of Polish vodka...Skiing thru the forest with close friends and memories of lost loved ones was a great way to spend new years eve.....
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Aug 30, 2012 - 01:08am PT
Any one ever read the book about Orlando Bartholomew? First Guy to do JMT in winter. I believe in 1929? Could have the year wrong but I'm sure somebody will let me know if I do. Anyways its an awesome book totally recommended it.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 30, 2012 - 01:10am PT
One New years eve , with headlamps and some friends we skied up...

Man, does that bring back memories. New Year's eve, skis, winding up with some people we'd never met, but who became friends, in a storm in a hut high in the Canadian Rockies...

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 01:31am PT
One Christmas Eve we had a ski yumping contest off the mill roof at Hatcher Pass, AK.
I am happy to report that all parties were sufficiently lubricated that no
injuries were incurred, amazingly. There was one Olympian and a couple of
Alaskan champions participating. Pretty crazy.

Credit: Reilly
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 30, 2012 - 03:34am PT
hey there say, mouse from merced...

sorry, can't see all the pics, but this sure is a nice share...
:)

yep, snow pics are nice, anytime of year...
:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2012 - 03:55am PT
Skamoto:

I've read a longish article about this Bartholomew and can't seem to locate it, but for the record, HS: Peaks, Passes, and Trails lists Mount Bartholomew, named for him, at 11,110 feet, SSE of Shellenbarger Lake.

Kearsarge Pinnacles on the Muir Trail.
Kearsarge Pinnacles on the Muir Trail.
Credit: Tom Killion

Thread is now open to "art" capable of moving the viewer with snow.
I loved the skyline shot of the GWD and the skyline framed by the tent door. Nice stuff, ladies and gents!

I was in JT over Xmas with Millis and Mathis and it snowed so much...
We thought about skedaddling. We got plastered instead. Ah, Xmas by the open campfire with a jug of red. "Baby, it's cold outside."

Thanks, Neebee. Kind of you to say. Wish you could enjoy more!

[Skaters are welcome here, too, but don't try to convert the innocent.]
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Aug 30, 2012 - 04:02am PT
Hey mouse the book is called " high Odyssey " first winter accent of MT Whitney and JMT. Its a Dang good read.
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 04:32am PT
Why you hating on skating? I try not to knock folks over when I go speed flashing by...

Skating up Lamarck Col...
Credit: Maysho

Some days I enjoy cruising slowly, xc skiing through the woods.

I always try to be nice to curmudgeons even if they don't approve of my sports...

Peter
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2012 - 05:28am PT
Curmudeon trudgin up the trail
Can't keep up with the flashing tail
Of the Skater.

Envy his style,
All the while.
See ya later.

Just that change is hard,
For an old retard
Not a hater.

MFM
(It was how I felt at the time. I no longer care, as I don't think I'll do any more skiing, much as I liked it: I have asthma.)

Meanwhle, keep on skatin' and truckin'!! :)
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Aug 30, 2012 - 09:06am PT
Skating is evolutionary perfection. Ultralight, space-age materials, a melding of man and device, and zero-percent body fat. My fatties are seeing less and less use as I get older, greyer, and faster. My entire setup weight is like, 1.4 pounds.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 7, 2012 - 09:33am PT
Looky what I found!

Don't know who made this, but it's a nice scrapbook.

steve shea

climber
Sep 7, 2012 - 11:18am PT
Yeah, its been below freezing here in Jackson the last few mornings. A really good new winter sport not discussed much is cross country snowboarding. Reel Films has a few clips on Youtube. I had to quit cause I got a bad case of skooch leg.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 7, 2012 - 11:51am PT
Who doesn't love to play in the snow? No mosquitoes!



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 7, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
Snow? I love snow! It's my specialty! I'm really a weekend warrior in the summer but I get all winter off to play!!!

Mt Garbaldi at sunset




Kyle getting sendy




Kyle taking advantage of a beautiful inversion 20+c day in January???




Me having fun in the alpenglow at spanky's wall




Getting a few laps in on some backcountry freshies
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 7, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
Steve, what in the heck's skooch leg?

Is it anything like the West Nile Piles or is it more akin to Plantar Facea? Ver' nize, Bigga Mike!!! And Reilly!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 7, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Oh Mouse.... you are gonna love this one!!! Fvcking awesome!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 7, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Now that was phunny! And educational!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 7, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
check out the video montage intro in the background when they do the x-break bit... it's so classic!

Is this thread strictly non-motorized? Hope not,

Eric sending it





Luke rips some pow!
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Sep 7, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
Rockin' MN.


world class humor there
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 7, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
"This is an outsider sport and it's and outsider sport of an outsider sport, Snowboarding. Plus: we do it outside, so we're rocking a triple entendre there you know!" ;) LOL
steve shea

climber
Sep 7, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
Big Mike thanks for posting the video. Whenever I'm in the chalet I'm always walking in circles. My skooch leg is gradually clearing up but it takes a while. SS
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Sep 7, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Ice, not snow. Still cool IMO.





Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 8, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Bail!!

Rappin off Spanky's wall
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Sep 8, 2012 - 02:30pm PT
No bail, intentional inversions. I stuck both of 'em. Backslapped the second one, but still skied out of it.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 01:05am PT
Credit: Werner Braun
I had to put this up.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:10am PT
Longing.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:19am PT
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Rock Creek is quite nice in winter
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:30am PT
Dogs like snow, Too.

Boris and Joe.
Boris and Joe.
Credit: Wayno

Guess which one has herding genes?
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:23am PT
Snow porn, I enjoy the entire political spectrum. Keep 'em coming. Great shots, all! TPFU.

Eric
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:39am PT
what vitaliy said




Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2012 - 04:36am PT
Hey Mike, in that rappin' of Spanky's pic above, there is an obvious face in the profile of that cliff that is just a bit spooky.
pell

Trad climber
Sunnyvale
Oct 6, 2012 - 05:23am PT
New year 2010. The first sunset
New year 2010. The first sunset
Credit: pell
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 6, 2012 - 08:13am PT
Eric marshal P2 Black Dike Cannon NH
Eric marshal P2 Black Dike Cannon NH
Credit: tradmanclimbs
nkgphoto.com&#40;C&#41;2007 Isa Oehry on the right hand mixed finish t...
nkgphoto.com(C)2007 Isa Oehry on the right hand mixed finish to the Black Dike
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa staying warm @ the 2nd belay.
Isa staying warm @ the 2nd belay.
Credit: tradmanclimbs
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 6, 2012 - 08:45am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#220068
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Oct 6, 2012 - 09:20am PT
No pics, but reporting in that I woke up to white ground cover at Georgetown Lake Wednesday morning--the first true sign of Autumn in Montucky, snow :-)
hellcyon

climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 09:25am PT
Credit: hellcyon
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 6, 2012 - 10:38am PT
Two days ago in Whitefish...

eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 6, 2012 - 10:46am PT
Big Mountain Webcams from a couple days ago. . . BRING IT!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#266800

photo not found
Missing photo ID#266801
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 6, 2012 - 10:50am PT
looks like it is time to dust off the Ginzu, eKat
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 6, 2012 - 10:58am PT
I heard that. . . I'll be skeezin those tracks this winter. . . so do it up right!

:-)

eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 6, 2012 - 11:02am PT
I'm headin' down to the FatHead today for a CostyCoCo run (everything up here is twice the price!) and I'd LOVE to skate at Glacier. . . too bad it all melted, eh?

telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 6, 2012 - 11:07am PT
soon it will be looking like this



until then, keep climbing!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 6, 2012 - 11:09am PT
BE STILL, MY HEART!

Skeezin porn!

:-)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 6, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Returning from Facelift, I was greeted by some lovely Fall foliage...

Looking SSW from my deck, day before yesterday &#40;Thursday&#41;. Tem...
Looking SSW from my deck, day before yesterday (Thursday). Temperature in the mid 60's.
Credit: Brokedownclimber

And then this morning; what to my wondering eyes should appear...

About 3" of fresh white stuff this morning! Send more, please!! The dr...
About 3" of fresh white stuff this morning! Send more, please!! The drought conditions from the summer were near-catastrophic! Thinking about getting some skinny skis for this Winter!! Woo Hoo!
Credit: Brokedownclimber

If this is what happens after I wash my car, I'd better wash it more o...
If this is what happens after I wash my car, I'd better wash it more often!
Credit: Brokedownclimber
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
Oh to have another winter like 2007. Had some of the best turns and lightest powder right in Boulder.

Credit: Rick A
Credit: Rick A

Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
In the nearby national park.
Credit: Rick A

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
Rick, that's a subtle shot. I like it a lot.
If you don't like the trees, strap on some skis.

Roam higher. And then, above the timberline,
Go higher yet. Scream like an eagle. Yer flyin'.

Roger, go for the lightest set-up you can get for poling around your place. It looks cherry. Have a good onset!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Mouse you talking high alpine? Like this?



Thank god! I thought I killed this thread with my evil snowmobile pics!

Wayno- Good eye! Never noticed that before!

Okay one more snowy vista....
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 6, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#266852
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Oct 6, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
Credit: dave goodwin
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 6, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#266854
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 7, 2012 - 01:03am PT
Climbing season was all-too-short for me this year due to many complications with my house remodeling project, but I'm happy to see snow--or any form of precipitation! I'm still planning a Joshua Tree expedition for a week or so, around Thanksgiving. Either that or a very late October trip...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 7, 2012 - 01:06am PT
I'm beginning to wonder if you post too much, senor.

Senor, senor, let's overturn these cables
Disconnect these tables
This place don't make sense to me no more
Can you tell me what we're waiting for, senor ?


Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 01:27am PT
Credit: Jim Shirley
Do we know where we are?--Hungry Chuck Biscuit
Do we know where we are?--Hungry Chuck Biscuit
Credit: Jim Shirley
I stacked the split of the cropped photo. It gets better when you click to enlarge. It held up well for an old slide, 1975.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
Farragon Hill.
Farragon Hill.
Credit: foggieclimber
Creag an loch & Meall Tairneachan.
Creag an loch & Meall Tairneachan.
Credit: foggieclimber
http://www.scottishhills.com/html/index.php
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 10:36am PT
http://www.jungfrau.ch/en/quick-navigation/top-of-europe/360-degree-panorama/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Did somebody say "ice"?

Credit: Reilly
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:08am PT
Here is some ice!!
Here is some ice!!
Credit: dave goodwin
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:23am PT
Nice thread. But I find ice climbing absolutely horrible. Had all my gear stolen in the spring of '82 and was happy about it. Weird, I do love to snowboard and surf all winter (NJ)...

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