May corn

May corn

Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

May 13th, 2012, 3:01 am #1

Last weekend's powder in the northern Sawtooths was quickly transformed into "California Corn". A few good friends joined me for the harvest.

Friday's tour started on the east side of Alpine Peak:


Great views from the summit:


Fantastic steep skiing:



Then we headed south for more views and scenic skiing:





And came back north to ski the wind drift on the NE side of Regan:




Then up the west side of Alpine Peak and found the best snow of the tour:




A quick skate brought us across Sawtooth Lake:


And then back to the trailhead to complete the circuit:


Today's tour was around McGown:


Souths were great for hiking:


And turning:



Then off for more exploring of interesting terrain:






Hard to beat these conditions for ski mountaineering.

Jim




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Joined: March 29th, 2007, 7:48 pm

May 13th, 2012, 3:41 am #2

....didn't suck. Nice!
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

May 21st, 2012, 4:52 am #3

Last weekend's powder in the northern Sawtooths was quickly transformed into "California Corn". A few good friends joined me for the harvest.

Friday's tour started on the east side of Alpine Peak:


Great views from the summit:


Fantastic steep skiing:



Then we headed south for more views and scenic skiing:





And came back north to ski the wind drift on the NE side of Regan:




Then up the west side of Alpine Peak and found the best snow of the tour:




A quick skate brought us across Sawtooth Lake:


And then back to the trailhead to complete the circuit:


Today's tour was around McGown:


Souths were great for hiking:


And turning:



Then off for more exploring of interesting terrain:






Hard to beat these conditions for ski mountaineering.

Jim



May just keeps delivering fantastic backcountry skiing conditions. It can be fickle with variable weather, but we've been fortunate to have 3 consecutive weeks with ideal weather: sunny and warm during the early part of the week, a dry cold front on Thursday, and seasonable temps with sunshine through the weekend. A-May-zing is what I'd call it!

South-facing slopes have been skiing the best lately, so we went back for more:







We were rewarded with perfect corn:







Then we headed higher for some views:









Sounds like a change in the weather pattern for the upcoming week...it was a great streak while it lasted.
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Joined: March 29th, 2007, 7:48 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 10:41 pm #4

...did that one! Way to get after it!
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

May 23rd, 2012, 2:15 am #5

Thanks, BL.

Hope you're doing well!

Jim
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Joined: March 29th, 2007, 7:48 pm

May 23rd, 2012, 7:05 pm #6

Doing well! Was able to climb to the top of Targhee over the weekend. Carried the split all the way up, boarded all the way down with one little 50ft patch of grass and mud at the bottom. Tate made it across. I didn't. Knees/a$$/elbows suffered a bit. All smiles though!

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