John Muir Trail Ski Trip April 13th-29th

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John Muir Trail Ski Trip April 13th-29th

by blissjocky » Sun May 02, 2010 7:13 pm

I skied from Mount Whitney to Mammoth Lakes the last couple of weeks. I will post more details and pics soon!

Conditions varied form deep powder to corn and/or ice. There was also some great skiing and it is going to get better!

Here is the link with a day by day acount, detailed gear list, and photos. Be sure to scroll all the way down for the photos.
http://www.silvertipmountaincenter.com/JMT.html

Thanks,

Jay
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by dskoon » Sun May 02, 2010 7:51 pm

Good on you, for getting out there! Lucky dude.
Yep, can't wait to see those pics. Excellent.

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by EastcoastMike » Sun May 02, 2010 7:56 pm

What type of setup did you use?

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by blissjocky » Sun May 02, 2010 8:29 pm

Telemark setup.

Garmont Excursion
Karhu Guide Skis


I will post a complete gear list later.

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by blissjocky » Tue May 04, 2010 9:54 pm

Photos and details posted!

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by hamik » Tue May 04, 2010 11:58 pm

Superb! I had a blast reading that, thanks so much for posting it.

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by asmrz » Wed May 05, 2010 2:49 am

Awesome trip! Congrats on the time, that is just fab. Cheers, Alois.

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by JedSMG » Wed May 05, 2010 5:14 am

Nice! (did I give you a very short ride on the Portal road 4/13?)
Jed

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by norco17 » Wed May 05, 2010 5:18 am

That looks like an awesome trip.

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by AndyJB444 » Wed May 05, 2010 12:29 pm

So sweet!

Is it difficult to initiate tele turns with a heavier pack on?

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by dskoon » Wed May 05, 2010 2:27 pm

Great trip! Nice pics. Kudos to you for undertaking it solo, in this "late" winter, no less.
From the sounds of it, I take it you'd been on the JMT before?
And, similar to an above question, how heavy, est. was your pack?
And, just used a rainfly as your primary tent? Any problems with that?

Good work!

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by EManBevHills » Wed May 05, 2010 3:34 pm

Awesome trip and report! But may I ask 2 questions:
What camera did you take? And in hindsight, how would you alter your gear list if at all?

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by jareds » Thu May 06, 2010 3:11 am

holy crap are you kidding me i pretty much just sat at a computer the whole time you were out that trip looked epic it reminds me i need to get my butt in gear and GET OUTSIDE! thanks for posting looked like it was super fun nice work

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by mtndonkey » Thu May 06, 2010 4:24 am

Nice! Congrats on getting out and pulling off this trip. I really like how you went solo because you couldn't get a partner and still had a great time.

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by rlshattuck » Thu May 06, 2010 5:53 am

Jay,

I can't stop smiling. I've walked the JMT a bunch of times, but it's been my dream (and pretty much just a dream, as I can't ski too well) to ski it––thanks for doing it for me . . . now I gotta go back and look at your pics again. Congrats––it is EPIC.

Bob

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