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Peak 9016- A Backcountry Trip Report -Photos and Videos

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  • Peak 9016- A Backcountry Trip Report -Photos and Videos

    My buddies and I scored a great day in the backcountry yesterday. We made a trip up an unnamed peak in the high sierra know as Peak 9016 for it's summit elevation . Despite the fact that it had not snowed for two weeks and snow coverage is still low in the backcountry we found a white paradise with untouched snow . Yes the snow was variable and challenging but that is the beauty of backcountry riding , you take what you get and have fun !!! Why don't you come along with us ?

    On the ridge ..


    Nice and warm weather....
    I am using new Full Tilt Booters , Spruce Sherpa , mounted on the rear inserts with Spruce backcountry riser/AT binding ...

    Michael on Icelantic Scouts

    Billy and Rich on Hagan 130s ..

    Some clouds coming in higher on the ridge ...

    Making the final ascent toward 9016 ... three of us have decided not to make the final climb to the top of the peak because we are worried about icy snow on the face... but Michael is game to give it a go , and we will film his descent from the top of the peak ...

    Here is Michael descending the windblown firm steep face of 9016

    We descend some nice open slopes with softer snow below the face ...

    Then we get into the trees .. Here is Billy makes some turns in the variable snow

    Here I make some turns on the rear set Sherpas ... I do prefer the regular Sherpas in variable backcountry snow over the new rockered version of the Sherpas ( Ospreys ) as I can ride the tails easily which helps in difficult backcountry snow ..

    Me heading down the lower moderate slopes .. .

    My buddies heading down the same slopes ..

    Billy finding some good snow at the bottom

    Snow is a bit tricky in spots.... me ,, coming to a sliding stop at home base !

    Great Day !
    Boards :
    Blunt Xls -SBOL Modified GNU Rear Entry Snowboard Bindings
    Rockered Condors- SBOL Modified Sims Cipher Snowboard Bindings
    Rockered Condors - Backcountry modified RVL8 Receptor Binding -
    Spliffs -Backcountry modified RVL8 Receptor binding
    Spruce Osprey - Center Mounted with Spruce Backcountry riser/ Ambition AT binding
    Spruce Sherpa - Rear Mounted with Spruce Backcountry riser/ Fritschi AT binding

    Ride Insano Snowboard Boots
    Full Tilt Booters

  • #2
    Great pics and video jjue! Looks like you found some decent snow left in the Tahoe area. I'm really bummed I wasn't able to join you guys.

    2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
    2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s

    Salomon X-Pro 80

    Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
    Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs


    • #3
      Thanks for sharing Jack. Some of need it to fill out appetite, so keep them coming.

      Osprey, Sherpa, Custom Coda 120WT, Custom DS110, Condor (Green), Spliff

      Custom Twist Out duck foot bindings, Bombers (custom duck foot base plate and 3 pads), releasable S810ti on custom duck foot riser

      Nordica N3 NXT ski boots (best so far)

      Wife: 104 SII & 100 Blunt XL with S810ti bindings on custom "adjustable duck foot" risers

      Loaners: 125LE, 105 EMP, 101 KTP, 100 Blunt XL, 98 Slapdash, 88 Blunts


      • #4
        Thanks for posting. I really enjoy your back country reports and edits. Those are some great hop turns from Michael on the steeps.
        Just these, nothing else !