Winter Mountaineering - your coolest 'single' ski run?

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by John Duffield » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:52 pm


One of my favorite XC trails, up in Harriman, was cut in my British forces in 1777. Those old guys knew how to cut in a ski run.
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by Andinistaloco » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:29 am

Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Used to cover it. Hell of a tune.

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by jeffn » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:00 am

Two feet of fresh relatively light snow (the Sierra after all). Lift to the top of Heavenly (10,000 feet +/-) Head South out of bounds above Killibrew Canyon and took a left down a perfect bowl/glade. Cross the stream, go under the tree. A mile of gentle fire road to the back door of the house I built for my brother (5000'). Stepped out of the bindings directly into the house just to say I could.

Like Heli-skiing without he fee. A good day.

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by asmrz » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:00 am

Down George Creek from the summit of Mt. Williamson, almost 10k of skiing, all in very good conditions, Early April, 1986

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by erykmynn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:32 pm

Crossed the tracks up west of there over the holidays and as we were gathering on the other side a passenger train flew by. funny how you feel compelled to wave at folks on a train.

A bit surreal too, especially because passenger trains are so quiet. Would be pretty awesome if someone could run a viable SKi Train up there...

Awesome story though DMT. Esp the "eiger window". Gotta work on my ski chops, almost got my tele gear together!

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Funny you mention...

by SKI » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:39 am

Funny you mention the snowsheds, WML and I were just up there this morning as it was nuking outside, practicing footwork and pick placement on the ice columns. Pretty much an indoor ice climbing venue. Wanna take the lady up on that run from Lincoln to Squaw this spring- Great story bud.

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by Bob Burd » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:43 pm

squishy wrote:I took a walk through those sheds this weekend on our way down from Donner and Judah, very fun. Lots of small ice walls in there and the floor was solid ice, we could have skated back to the car if we had some skates...It's a great place to stop and fire up the Jetboil for some hot buttered rums when the skys open up....mmmmmmmm....

Looks like I missed you by a day. I hadn't realized those old tunnels are no longer used. I think there's a newer one burrowed deep in the mountain to make the maintenance of these old shed a moot point. But they were so well-built that they'll easily last another 100yrs, I imagine.



This old bridge from 1925 is pretty cool, too.

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by WML » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:42 am

I was just up there yesterday ice bouldering in the sheds, way fun stuff!

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by 96avs01 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:43 pm

asmrz wrote:Down George Creek from the summit of Mt. Williamson, almost 10k of skiing, all in very good conditions

Been eyeing that one for a couple years...maybe this is finally the season.

I found the NE Couloir of Langley quite enjoyable.

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