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  • Video-New Year's at Carson Pass

    Best backcountry conditions in years. Gathered up my buddies for a fantastic trip out to the Carson Pass backcounty yesterday to celebrate the new year!
    I was the video guy on Sherpas with the Spruce touring riser system . Jeff M. was on his brand new Spruce Sherpas set back on the back inserts with the new Spruce Riser/Tyrolia AT binding system . He is the guy in the black jacket with blue stripes on the arms . Billy is on Hagan 130s with telemark bindings and is the guy in the red jacket . Rich is also on Hagans with telemark bindings and is in the blue jacket. I shot some pictures and a video of our trip . Why don't you come along ?
    On the trail up to the ridge above Forestdale meadow.

    Nearing the top of the ridge in the Carson Pass high country ...

    My buddies at the top of the ridge before our descent into Forestdale meadow ...

    The open sun exposed south facing slopes into Forestdale meadow have variable snow with some thick challenging snow

    After lunch on the other side of the meadow .. we climb some magic north facing slopes with absolutely perfect undisturbed powder

    Fantastic trip and an all day adventure .. .we were at the trailhead at 900am and reached our car at 600pm completing the last part of the trip in darkness up a snowcovered road . Cold and windy day . Total solitude , we ran into no other folks the entire trip.

    Here is the video .....

    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
    There is just nothing in the ski world quite like first tracks. So wish I could join you all.
    Sticky Icky Icky (go to dream board)
    Most everything else over time.
    Go Android


    • #3
      I wish I could join you, that looks like an amazing trip.

      I have played sports all my life and competed in martial arts at a high level, so I have always considered myself to be "fit". For some reason I just can't do endurance style activities. Maybe I have too many fast twitch muscle fibers and not enough slow ones? I hiked a lot this summer in the Superstions to try to improve my conditioning, but it was always a struggle for me.

      I admire you guys who take the long way up[emoji108]
      Just these, nothing else !


      • #4
        I sure wish I could've been there...probably still many weeks before my leg is healthy enough.
        Michael - Backcountry Skier Extraordinaire - Reformed Telemark & Alpine Skier
        Icelantic Scouts with Fritschi AT bindings; Spruce Mtn. Sherpas with Alpine bindings & riser


        • #5
          Wow, what a wonderful powder day for your group. Thanks for sharing and keeping the dream of a powder day alive for the rest of us.

          Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

          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


          • #6
            Happy New Year! Looks like a perfect day to kick it off. The skiing down part looked heavenly. The hiking part, not so much

            Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
            '07 "soft" ALPs
            Eyeball DLPs
            125 LEs
            Ospreys mounted bindings
            Spruce riser release bindings
            Sometimes borrower of Chad's spare Blunt XLs