Lost River Range Ski Mountaineering web page

Lost River Range Ski Mountaineering web page

Joined: April 19th, 2013, 3:37 am

March 15th, 2017, 5:10 pm #1

Some of you are already aware that I blew out my knee earlier this winter. I've had the ACL/meniscus reconstruction and repair and am on a great recovery trajectory. It has however, put an abrupt halt on my skiing/climbing activity for several months.

So, I have taken the time to rework a bunch of pages on my website,http://hi-adventure.com/. If you are getting out in the range for snow ascents/descents, this page should be a great resource to assist with your planning,http://hi-adventure.com/lost-river-range/. This page, as well as many of the pages on my site, has also been optimized for viewing on your mobile device.

One of the main areas of my focus has been the Lost River Range ski mountaineering. As you can see in the images below, I have updated the pages to include the following information:
Webcam links
Snow pack stats
Snow pack observations (via this link on this site,http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/t ... iew+Thread)
Current weather forecast and radar/satellite views
Ski mountaineering trip reports links page. BTW, I welcome submissions and will add those links to the page.
Videos of ski descents in the range. Again, if you have one that you'd like to share, just let me know and I'll add it to the list.
Other important links.

As I researched the content for the ski mountaineering trip reports, I have noted the lack of documentation for "first descents" in the range. If anyone has knowledge of that information I would welcome input. I would like to document this for at least the 7 12'ers in the range. I thought about checking registers, but not sure if those are even available in some of the winter/spring summits. In big snow years it's possible that they are too buried.

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Tom Lopez
Tom Lopez

March 15th, 2017, 5:56 pm #2

Cody, there is always a silver lining in every dark cloud. You are making the best of your recovery down time. Your site is a great resource. I will add some links on IACG. Hope the recovery is on schedule. 13 years ago I broke my leg on June 2nd. It was a long summer. Hang in there.
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March 18th, 2017, 7:39 pm #3

Very nice Cody! Bout time Someone put together an information sharing page on skiing the range. Keep up the good work!
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March 19th, 2017, 7:21 am #4

Some of you are already aware that I blew out my knee earlier this winter. I've had the ACL/meniscus reconstruction and repair and am on a great recovery trajectory. It has however, put an abrupt halt on my skiing/climbing activity for several months.

So, I have taken the time to rework a bunch of pages on my website,http://hi-adventure.com/. If you are getting out in the range for snow ascents/descents, this page should be a great resource to assist with your planning,http://hi-adventure.com/lost-river-range/. This page, as well as many of the pages on my site, has also been optimized for viewing on your mobile device.

One of the main areas of my focus has been the Lost River Range ski mountaineering. As you can see in the images below, I have updated the pages to include the following information:
Webcam links
Snow pack stats
Snow pack observations (via this link on this site,http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/t ... iew+Thread)
Current weather forecast and radar/satellite views
Ski mountaineering trip reports links page. BTW, I welcome submissions and will add those links to the page.
Videos of ski descents in the range. Again, if you have one that you'd like to share, just let me know and I'll add it to the list.
Other important links.

As I researched the content for the ski mountaineering trip reports, I have noted the lack of documentation for "first descents" in the range. If anyone has knowledge of that information I would welcome input. I would like to document this for at least the 7 12'ers in the range. I thought about checking registers, but not sure if those are even available in some of the winter/spring summits. In big snow years it's possible that they are too buried.

Lost River Range Hi-adventure web page Image


Featured Trip Reports web page Image


Hilts Creek snotel Image
Donaldson N couloir:

http://www.noahhowell.com/2011/06/summer-camp-idaho/
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Joined: April 19th, 2013, 3:37 am

March 19th, 2017, 11:44 pm #5

Thanks for the info! I've updated the page with the link.

BTW, the TR also included a summit of Church and Bad Rock. Their timing was impeccable!

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Rick Baugher
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March 20th, 2017, 2:14 pm #6

Some of you are already aware that I blew out my knee earlier this winter. I've had the ACL/meniscus reconstruction and repair and am on a great recovery trajectory. It has however, put an abrupt halt on my skiing/climbing activity for several months.

So, I have taken the time to rework a bunch of pages on my website,http://hi-adventure.com/. If you are getting out in the range for snow ascents/descents, this page should be a great resource to assist with your planning,http://hi-adventure.com/lost-river-range/. This page, as well as many of the pages on my site, has also been optimized for viewing on your mobile device.

One of the main areas of my focus has been the Lost River Range ski mountaineering. As you can see in the images below, I have updated the pages to include the following information:
Webcam links
Snow pack stats
Snow pack observations (via this link on this site,http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/t ... iew+Thread)
Current weather forecast and radar/satellite views
Ski mountaineering trip reports links page. BTW, I welcome submissions and will add those links to the page.
Videos of ski descents in the range. Again, if you have one that you'd like to share, just let me know and I'll add it to the list.
Other important links.

As I researched the content for the ski mountaineering trip reports, I have noted the lack of documentation for "first descents" in the range. If anyone has knowledge of that information I would welcome input. I would like to document this for at least the 7 12'ers in the range. I thought about checking registers, but not sure if those are even available in some of the winter/spring summits. In big snow years it's possible that they are too buried.

Lost River Range Hi-adventure web page Image


Featured Trip Reports web page Image


Hilts Creek snotel Image
Hadn't thought about this one in a long time. It may be an earliest, but who knows?

On May 3, 1986 with Joe Cannon, a family friend from North Carolina and recently arrived in Idaho Falls with the Nuclear Navy, we headed to the southern Lost River Range to show him the sights.

Starting at 5600' we hiked up the SW ridge of King Mountain and eventually into snow.
This is the ridge now used as a launch site for hang gliding.

Near the top things get a bit steep & cliffy. I cut a few steps for us.
Our destination was immediately above, the named summit of King Mountain el 10612'.

We followed the snowy ridge south for several yards. I handed the ice axe over to Joe, giving him a quick self-arrest lesson and emphasizing not to stab himself. Also, give me a good head start before booting down.

Now my turn. With Asolo leather boots, step into 3-pin bindings on my lost & found 160cm Rossi alpine skis and launch into the SSW gully.

Two things I remember:
a) The angle was steep enough that tele turns were best initiated with an elevator step to best face the fall line.
b) It was a warm sunny day and each turn in the damp snow generated big pinwheel sluffs. The underlying base was firm.

Skiing ended abruptly in a rock field at 7800'.

Surprisingly, Joe had a fun time too. We later did a repeat in one of Mt Glory's back bowls (Ski Lake).

A couple of years ago, Joe's 96 year old dad passed away. We had a fine reminiscence about our snow day on King Mountain so many years ago.
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March 20th, 2017, 10:53 pm #7

Some of you are already aware that I blew out my knee earlier this winter. I've had the ACL/meniscus reconstruction and repair and am on a great recovery trajectory. It has however, put an abrupt halt on my skiing/climbing activity for several months.

So, I have taken the time to rework a bunch of pages on my website,http://hi-adventure.com/. If you are getting out in the range for snow ascents/descents, this page should be a great resource to assist with your planning,http://hi-adventure.com/lost-river-range/. This page, as well as many of the pages on my site, has also been optimized for viewing on your mobile device.

One of the main areas of my focus has been the Lost River Range ski mountaineering. As you can see in the images below, I have updated the pages to include the following information:
Webcam links
Snow pack stats
Snow pack observations (via this link on this site,http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/t ... iew+Thread)
Current weather forecast and radar/satellite views
Ski mountaineering trip reports links page. BTW, I welcome submissions and will add those links to the page.
Videos of ski descents in the range. Again, if you have one that you'd like to share, just let me know and I'll add it to the list.
Other important links.

As I researched the content for the ski mountaineering trip reports, I have noted the lack of documentation for "first descents" in the range. If anyone has knowledge of that information I would welcome input. I would like to document this for at least the 7 12'ers in the range. I thought about checking registers, but not sure if those are even available in some of the winter/spring summits. In big snow years it's possible that they are too buried.

Lost River Range Hi-adventure web page Image


Featured Trip Reports web page Image


Hilts Creek snotel Image
http://scidaho.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html

http://wes-mountainphotos.blogspot.com/ ... 23-09.html
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March 21st, 2017, 3:22 am #8

Thanks, whoever you are, for these two links. Both Marc and Wes are well respected ski mountaineers, and these are great TR's. I was definitely stoked to see that Wes had recorded his North Face descent!
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Joined: April 19th, 2013, 3:37 am

March 21st, 2017, 3:36 am #9

Hadn't thought about this one in a long time. It may be an earliest, but who knows?

On May 3, 1986 with Joe Cannon, a family friend from North Carolina and recently arrived in Idaho Falls with the Nuclear Navy, we headed to the southern Lost River Range to show him the sights.

Starting at 5600' we hiked up the SW ridge of King Mountain and eventually into snow.
This is the ridge now used as a launch site for hang gliding.

Near the top things get a bit steep & cliffy. I cut a few steps for us.
Our destination was immediately above, the named summit of King Mountain el 10612'.

We followed the snowy ridge south for several yards. I handed the ice axe over to Joe, giving him a quick self-arrest lesson and emphasizing not to stab himself. Also, give me a good head start before booting down.

Now my turn. With Asolo leather boots, step into 3-pin bindings on my lost & found 160cm Rossi alpine skis and launch into the SSW gully.

Two things I remember:
a) The angle was steep enough that tele turns were best initiated with an elevator step to best face the fall line.
b) It was a warm sunny day and each turn in the damp snow generated big pinwheel sluffs. The underlying base was firm.

Skiing ended abruptly in a rock field at 7800'.

Surprisingly, Joe had a fun time too. We later did a repeat in one of Mt Glory's back bowls (Ski Lake).

A couple of years ago, Joe's 96 year old dad passed away. We had a fine reminiscence about our snow day on King Mountain so many years ago.
I enjoy everyone of your posts on this forum. This one gave me an idea and I added a new section to my Lost River ski mountaineering page. Your story is the first link!
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March 21st, 2017, 3:41 am #10

Some of you are already aware that I blew out my knee earlier this winter. I've had the ACL/meniscus reconstruction and repair and am on a great recovery trajectory. It has however, put an abrupt halt on my skiing/climbing activity for several months.

So, I have taken the time to rework a bunch of pages on my website,http://hi-adventure.com/. If you are getting out in the range for snow ascents/descents, this page should be a great resource to assist with your planning,http://hi-adventure.com/lost-river-range/. This page, as well as many of the pages on my site, has also been optimized for viewing on your mobile device.

One of the main areas of my focus has been the Lost River Range ski mountaineering. As you can see in the images below, I have updated the pages to include the following information:
Webcam links
Snow pack stats
Snow pack observations (via this link on this site,http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/t ... iew+Thread)
Current weather forecast and radar/satellite views
Ski mountaineering trip reports links page. BTW, I welcome submissions and will add those links to the page.
Videos of ski descents in the range. Again, if you have one that you'd like to share, just let me know and I'll add it to the list.
Other important links.

As I researched the content for the ski mountaineering trip reports, I have noted the lack of documentation for "first descents" in the range. If anyone has knowledge of that information I would welcome input. I would like to document this for at least the 7 12'ers in the range. I thought about checking registers, but not sure if those are even available in some of the winter/spring summits. In big snow years it's possible that they are too buried.

Lost River Range Hi-adventure web page Image


Featured Trip Reports web page Image


Hilts Creek snotel Image
Thanks to all who have contributed LRR ski mountaineering links. I have updated the ski mountaineering trip reports page here,http://hi-adventure.com/lost-river-rang ... p-reports/

Rick's post inspired me to expand the list to include any of the peaks in the range, not just the 12'ers. So if you have a ski mountaineering TR, or know of a cool one in the range, post it up here or send them to me. I'll add them to the page.
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