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WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
REEEE-DIC-YOU-LUSS pow day today in the Tahoe backcountry. zomg.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Wow that is very cool looking

REEEE-DIC-YOU-LUSS pow day today in the Tahoe backcountry. zomg.

I was going to skip class today, but have a presentation to give.... Glad someone got out there!

Edit: eKat is right!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
That post is NULL AND VOID without photos!

:-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
Yeah. . . it took some getting used to. . . I showed up, hot off Mammoth Mountain, with high elevation, intense SUNSHINE goggles. . . worthless as tits on a boar. . . first thing I had to do was pound down some major fundage for low/weird lighting ones. . . and they are MAGIC.

Trippy place.

Bitchen people. . . who REALLY CARE that you're there. . . couldn't be any more diametrically opposed to Mammoth!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 02:10pm PT
Nice vid Ekat! Looks fun up there!

Sorry wml, I set the bar pretty high around here.. ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
Reports without pictures are more than welcome of course. Pics are just better... ;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 3, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
Big Mike has alluded to it but Just so ppl know the type of thing that actually goes on up where he wakes up...............

http://vimeo.com/m/21673671




east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 3, 2012 - 06:43pm PT
no pics, could not be bothered, 10'-15' of new snow on the top of Mammoth. Michael Minaret looked liked a baby Cerro Torre covered with rime. Epic skiing on wind blown. No pow to be had but the sierra high country has a sweet base layer. Some 4' crowns on Avi controlled slopes.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
Shoulda got one of the rime eastside!

Glad to hear others are getting out for some fun too!!

Thanks for the link to the video Ryand! That's a pretty accurate peak chair representation actually! Lots of gorbs sending themselves off big cliffs with flat landings. Much to the lift lines viewing pleasure. We haven't had one yet. First opening will be tomorrow.

During my crystal lap I lost woody and when I got to the top again, the right side was open which I took as an indication that they would be opening Jersey soon finally. I went to the chair and decided to start the line. Woody and gang showed up not long after and we waited for about 25 mins.


First chair









After a sick tree run the gang went down the hill and I called my buddy Jesse who I had plans to meet up with. We met up at Jersey and went down to the eat 2 eat, so we could hit up harmony.

Fissile, Cowboy Ridge, Oboe, Flute.









Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2012 - 09:44am PT
It's a gong show up here today. I still have a couple pics from yesterday to finish first.

Blackcomb kitty kat shop



Jesse on the eat to eat



Looking up valley



It's too cold in this line to post!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2012 - 11:37am PT
Ahh... Hot mocha... It's nippy out there! Winds gusting to 100k+. I decided to come warm up in the lodge a bit.




Roundhouse lodge





Since the mother corp is kind enough to offer free wifi I might as well finish up pics from yesterday..

Whistler mountain





Looking towards fitzsimmons from the whistler side



Harmony was packed so when we got up the chair we decided to hike to peak and do Sunday


It was epic. A little shralpy at the top because they bombed the cornice, but still fun.

Just another epic day at W/B...
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:47am PT
GOOD GRAVY!

You are going for proverbial greatness. . . at this rate, you'll have a hundie in before I even set edge to hill!

:-)

LOVE THOSE KITTY KATS!

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:51am PT
Credit: Big'sBaseWebCamPhooey

IS THERE ANYTHING WORSE THAN RAINDROPS ON THE BASE FACILITY'S WEBCAM?

Poop!

P.S. Maybe I should go out and work in the garden!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 07:36am PT
Ekat it looks like you guys might get a big blast next week. Failing that you should get your butt up here!!

Here's yesterday's pics

Not much snow on the truck for 21cms..




I went up whistler and when we got up red was still closed so they made us go down to garbo which was in the rain....




Looking ugly down here..




We did one cream cheese line back to Red and waited there for a bit



After awhile a mass exodus occurred and we were stoked to be near the front.



They left after this run but i went back up for some more steep creamy goodness.



Then I sat in the lodge for a bit and posted about yesterday before riding to Dusty's for some well deserved lunch.


MMMM Ribs.... MMMM cesar!

only 8cm fresh this morning.. maybe i'll find a few groomers for Ekat!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:02am PT
Well. . . the summit of Big is looking pretty good. . .

Credit: WebCam

But. . . and there's ALWAYS A BUT. . .

Credit: WebCam

WTF? O!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:15am PT
Shredding it in Western Pa....NOT ..... Lonely trail markers....time to head back to Ca or if that doesn't work, Bozeman.


Wet leaves, slipping and sliding....but not what I'd hoped for.   Head...
Wet leaves, slipping and sliding....but not what I'd hoped for. Heading back west.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:23am PT
BigMike. . . I can't believe that killer food shot. . . man. . . the last time I ate anything at an Alpine area was up at Fernie (BC). . . a baked potato. . . for $14 CAD.

SAY WHAT!

I can't imagine what a REAL meal would cost!

:-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 08:53am PT
Ekat that was on special for 15bucks!!!! At the base of creekside! So good!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Just a trace this morning






Whistler village gondola





Skiers plaza

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:59am PT
Dood. . . you need to send the link to this thread to WHISTLER. . . you are SELLIN' IT! Maybe they'd bro ya on a free season pass!

THE PLACE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

Not even considering that killer deal on lunch!

:-)

oxox
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