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east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 25, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
Credit: east side underground

hopefully we'll get some of this, Paolo yose backcountry

edit: yesterday I saw the Rotting Johnny sliding on the snow ..... so graceful,powerfull....... yet I wonder ........ does he shred the gnar?........heh heh heh
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 25, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
yesterday I saw the Rotting Johnny sliding on the snow ..... so graceful,powerfull.......

Let me tell you. . . OleRJ is one of the very few people in Mammoth who actually knows how to Nordic ski. . . DELIBERATELY GRACEFUL!
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 25, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
He would certainly whip my ass.... just some construction site humor......eyeeeeeeee :)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 25, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
OhYeah . . . RJ could whip many people's asses on technique alone. . . I mean, you could cut off half his airway and take away his poles and he'd still whip ass. . . regardless of how fit those people might be. . . JWerd's got it down!

While living at Tamarack, I'd get up and ski really early, and I could tell if he was out, ahead of me, by the length of his skating tracks. . . then, low and behold, I'd come around a corner, and there he'd be.

He's definitely a smooth operator!

:-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
Posting live from the top of peak chair!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
View from the peak.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 25, 2012 - 06:20pm PT
GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY!

No wonder you love living there. . . WHAT A FRIKKEN SPREAD!

YAY!

TPFUFS!

ox
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
Ekat- YES! It is gorgeous here! Mountains as far as the eye can see. Literally, in all directions!

I went up creekside again this morning.



My buddy Rick wasn't there yet so I went and chilled at the backside for a bit.




He wasn't very fond of his lemon loaf..

LOL!!!!

Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Nov 25, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Excellent skittering around on the nordic version of the "White Ribbon of Death" at Cypress today. Fun hard fast and laced with some churned-up gravel to keep your attention.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 02:58am PT
Nice Todd.. white ribbon of death eh? sounds exciting! :)

We jumped off the gondola and were treated to an amazing bluebird view






When we got to the top we decided on a warmup run.





Had to duck into the trees for a second....





We got back to Red Chair and there was a line, but it went pretty quick.






Then we decided to go for a walk.







Rick got a phone call which provided me a chance to take this pano.

He got off the phone quick enough to give me that smug look.





Another quick pano at Harmony Ridge


It was all business today. no lollygagging taking photos like yesterday :)



A man still has to stop for a break once in awhile. Harmony Chair top station.







Tork

climber
Yosemite
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:45pm PT
Credit: Tork
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
Before you were "Big Mike" you were Little Mike, and before that, "Baby Mike."
But there was skiing even before that. Before you were Mike at all...


Indeed, a long way from where I started.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
You missed "Zygote Mike"
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
So very true sir. Nice photo..

When you get to the top of Harmony it's just a little bit further to the peak.


I actually hiked this part twice because a lady asked me if I'd dropped my glove up by harmony, and all my stuff was in my pack, so i thought i might have. it was only a short walk but when i got back there it wasn't even my glove!! Doh!!!






Just up around the bend...






I love being in the mountains!!





Getting there...






I hiked the extra twenty feet to the Peak just for some shots....






Rick wanted to go West Cirque, Christmas trees but I wanted some fresh Gnar so I suggested Sunday chute. He reluctantly agreed and I told him he would love it.

He did.





Dropping in






Slasher!






Since this area is Permanently Closed I normally wouldn't post these pics but because Peak is area boundary right now it's fair game.

Before I shredded it, I stopped to take this pano.



I've got more pics from the next run but they will have to wait till later as I am going climbing!!! YAY!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
You should note that in the pic I posted above, I'm not actually "skiing."
I'm on skis, yes, but not moving. So while I may look like a real skier,
don't be fooled. The pack on my back weighed about 50 pounds, and I used it
to help me develop the style of skiing now known as "linked headplants."

I got to some interesting places on skis, but the only thing that ever got
shredded when I skied was my ego.

Tons o' fun, though.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
I got to some interesting places on skis, but the only thing that ever got
shredded when I skied was my ego.

You should try it without a 60 pound pack on... ;) the new skis are amazing too. It's a different world now.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
Nice t*r!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
Last Spring at Sunshine near Banff

Mt. Assiniboine:
Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Perfect day!

Credit: Jim Brennan
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 26, 2012 - 06:15pm 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 - 06:20pm 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
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