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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
Not much to say with that last run of pics...likely cuz I'm a little breathless at the beauty! My season tic just came in the mail...if you have a tic shouldn't there be snow, please please.

Susan
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
BRING IT.

Gonna be a while as it's in the 60's here in ABQ.

Well sh#t...good bouldering weather anyhoo!

GO GET SOME!

JA
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
GO GET SOME!

YeahBaby. . .

KISSES!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
Sick pics man. I'm jonesing! It's raining in tahoe and yosemite this weekend...double fail. No boarding or climbing :(
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
I hope you guys get some sliding goods soon! DMT says it's coming for nor cal. We'll see. Next one looks wet. Good base snow for high alpine...

Alright I promised more pics and then got distracted by climbing.. that's acceptable tho since this is a climbing website :)

When Rick and I got down we met up with Kyle and went to Garbonzo Chair

Kyle and Rick at the top of Seppos




Hoar frost with the Spearhead range in the background




I'm loving these panos!




As we were dropping in we saw our buddy Nigel and he decided to join us. We had a sick tree run, but things were still pretty boney. When we got back to the top again, Rick took off and we decided to go re-hydrate and re-energize for another hike to the peak.


After some liquids and sugar fixes we headed up the powder road.






Nigel shreds some guitar, Harmony style





Looking back at the top of Harmony




A simply amazing place, and time to be










Come on Mike! Stop taking photos we're gonna miss the light!






Couldn't resist this one..






Or this one..






Nigel discussing our route plan with the cat operators so we don't get killed by Winch cats..





Nigel shredding the Alpenglow





The light was amazing these photos don't do it justice.





Nigel drops into juicy West Bowl



A simply amazing early season day. Hike days are the best. Rat Race days suck. Looks pretty wet for the next week... hope things chill out a bit!! :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
Thought I would post this little vid I put together last year from a sick sled shred day.




You can read about that day and the avalanche I was in here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1329028&msg=1790617#msg1790617
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
DOOD!

SofaKingRad!

Here's a recent shot from Big'sWebCam. . .

BRING IT!

Credit: BigWebCam
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Ooohhh looking good up there! How come yet not skiing yet? ;)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Cause this is the base!

:-(

BooHiss!
BooHiss!
Credit: BigWebCam
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
Doh!!!!!!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 28, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
Hey Mike, you've been getting after it man. There were at least two chutes you showed that have me really jonesing for steep terrain.

Gotta love that going over the top of the moon feeling. You know it goes, but you can't see what's coming. Commitment, that's what skiing steep lines is all about.

Thanks for sharing your early season turns.

Edit; Skiing or riding, makes no difference to me. Fun is fun.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
Brandon! Sick dude! I feel the same way! It's all just Slidin' man!!!

Tell you the truth that first line I showed, I scoped from the other side of the valley and I was pretty damn sure it went but when you're dropping in over that blind roll like you said it's definitely the ultimate feeling of commitment!!!
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 28, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Big Mike... f'ing awesome photos! Thanks for sharing!

~peace, leggs
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
Thanks leggs! Glad you enjoyed them! Jim Brennan had some nice Rockies ones upthread also!
t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
alpenglow shredding.



^ wowness. i want to run away to BC now. forever!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
Come on up T*r! Just don't expect to go climbing 12 months a year ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Did you pick that img link out of the code?
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
Thanks leggs! Glad you enjoyed them! Jim Brennan had some nice Rockies ones upthread also!

I'm getting there!!! :)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
You can climb here 12 months a year Mike, just a lot harder when u wake up in Whistler every day.
t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:31pm PT
no, i did "copy image address"... favorite of your line up!
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