Ice Skating the JMT

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Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
I get this url
http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=26EeBKVnWLE&feature=player_embedded
then I cut out the 26EeBKVnWLE and paste it in the supertopo dialog
easy peasy
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
Malemute has it. Dit your videos rule! Do you use premiere or are you Mac guy?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
HA. . . rad. . . thanks, dads!

See. . . there's always more than one way to skin a cat!

:-)

eKatSkinned
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
I use a mac but lack MAC (Mega Attitude toward other Computers).

Cool set up Malemute. Still have my 'ol Koflacks, I'll have to look into that rig.

Hey Kath, speaking of malemutes........
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
I guess the real question is how do you eliminate the camera shake when follow camming someone. It's hard to do sliding on snow so skating must be near impossible!!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Hey Kath, speaking of malemutes........

CHUCK!

:-(
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
how do you eliminate the camera shake

when you upload a video to YouTube, you have an option of incorporating an anti-shake feature.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:59pm PT



10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002

Nov 29, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
how do you eliminate the camera shake

when you upload a video to YouTube, you have an option of incorporating an anti-shake feature.

Interesting... I didn't see that option... Have to look next time.
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
Personally I wouldn't recommend the Youtube Anti-shake, it does weird things to the video. Shooting as wide as you can will help reduce the shake.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
Yeah Malemute, those skates. What a great idea !
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Man! Those vids are amazing. I'd be scared shirtless skating that clear ice; the consequences of a break through would be pretty harsh.

TFPU!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
Kath; If I could time it right, I could ski a lot, if not most of the trail, and still have ice to skate across the lakes; but yeah, I was thinking some kind of cover for the toe bail.
Probably better idea to do it about now and slog through some snow like they did.
I better get on skates this winter, it's been since I was 18! Eons ago.

So by drag bag, you mean a rig to tow my pack across the ice behind me? Sounds like a good idea.

I'm getting all kinds of crazy ideas now!

I sure like the look of those NNNBC skate blades. I got a killer new set of skis, and the boots fit me really well. AHHHHHhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
hossjulia

With rare exception, if there is enough snow to ski along the JMT, there is too much snow to skate. Most lakes along the JMT will be frozen by late November, bigger ones maybe early December. Snow that falls after then pretty much puts an end to skating.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
I tried ice skating the JMT...My skates kept going eeyi , eeyi , eeyii jada jada eeeeyi.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
Word, JWerd!

HiFrikkenLarious!
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
I rarely submit comments, but that is one incredible video. Well done! Thanks for posting.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:49am PT
A rare seasonal window filmed beautifully.
John M

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:54am PT

With rare exception, if there is enough snow to ski along the JMT, there is too much snow to skate. Most lakes along the JMT will be frozen by late November, bigger ones maybe early December. Snow that falls after then pretty much puts an end to skating.

Thats why I was so ticked off about missing last winter. So many lakes easily accessible and with no snow on them.

How thick was that clear ice? Do you know?
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2012 - 11:03am PT
Thats why I was so ticked off about missing last winter. So many lakes easily accessible and with no snow on them.

How thick was that clear ice? Do you know?

The clear ice was just under 2 inches thick.

Regarding last year, it was indeed an anomaly and we got to skate many, many lakes. It was the first season I remember where the ice actually got too old- by the end of January it was well over a foot thick some places more, buckled, cracked and less than ideal.

Also interesting is there really weren't that many lakes that didn't get snowed on early, just a handful in the High Sierra weren't frozen when the November storm came through. The following dry period allowed for that snow to be assimilated and smoothed by the sun and wind (The Zambonie Effect!). While still skatable, they were a rougher white ice, certainly not like smooth ice of Garnet,Tenaya or Lundy.
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:28am PT
Very cool.
thanks
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