Eastside Ski Touring- Low Snow/High Fun Ratio!

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Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 10, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Despite being in the middle of a drought spell, there have been lots of opportunities to get out into the backcountry and earn some turns. Sometimes the views trump the quality of skiing, but who cares?! Enjoy some clips from some day tours as well as a longer trip into the range. Get stoked for spring touring, it is already here!

Powder turns off the dana Plateau


Skiing off Mammoth Mountain down to Red's Hotsprings


Mount Morrison's North Col descent


Tour de Darwin, 3 days over Paiute Pass, Alpine Col, Lamarck Col
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Man that looks so good. Hey I thought your snowpack was fairly fat this year?
Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 10:54am PT
Mammoth has quite a bit of snow, but coverage elsewhere is pretty thin. And it hasn't snowed much for a month and a half, so we are beginning to feel the hurt!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Bruce...Our snowpack is fat at higher elevations...Some of our first big storms were heavy rain with snow falling at 9000 feet or higher...The past 6 weeks we have not seen any big storms , only light dustings at the 8000 ft. elevation...But our seasonal average to date is around 90% of normal....RJ
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 10, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
WOOT!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 10, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Sick! Loved the dance in the Evo tour video. :) Must be surreal to be out there with NOBODY around.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Feb 10, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
That is so bad ass


Love the tunes you chose.


Thanks for the prompting


Just picked up some new G3 touring skis , snow, please please please
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 19, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
Skiing off Mammoth Mountain down to Red's Hotsprings
Webcam back there (updated during daylight hours)
elAndy

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:53am PT
You're having entirely too much fun without me. At least one of us is getting after it though.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:39am PT
I dig that video skiing down to Reds Meadow. I did that myself years ago. Spent the night though. Had the place to myself other than one other person, and a bear
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