>Soft Snow in the "Mother Lode"


It’s Wednesday, it’s time to play…so the temperatures are below zero…but the sun is shining!

What more do you need besides a couple of buddies, a snow machine to make the approach and the “Mother Lode” singing it’s Siren song?
Ok, so not getting the rig stuck right off the bat would be good…but thanks to a passing Subaru (Love, it’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru) and some shovel work we were out in about an hour..but hey, it helped warm us up.
The Subie held three intrepid souls from the Teton Valley, Lynn, Erica and Dan, coming over to check out the “slummy” side of the hills to see for themselves what we have been gushing about on the blog.
As a “thank you” for their efforts freeing our rig, we towed them to the trailhead; saving them a couple of miles of skinning but freezing their fingers, toes and noses in the process!
We headed up, following ol’ Wily Coyote’s tracks and enjoying the views of our surroundings, as it’s been socked in-cloudy every other time we’ve been in.
We dug a couple of pits and found soft slabs that liked to slide in both, but we felt we could hold a conservative line of soft powder AND not get an unwelcome ride down. We continued up after the Teton Valley trio caught up with us at our last pit and we graciously let them break trail to the ridge!! (Hey, we know how to be neighborly)
I didn’t get any “money shots” of us skiing the softies…I was having too much fun enjoying the turns!! var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-16581227-2’]); _gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]); (function() { var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true; ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

4 responses to “>Soft Snow in the "Mother Lode"

  1. >Nice photos, and thanks for sharing your stash with us. Good enough that we went back up for seconds. Skied the ridge/face lookers left of the gully, ending up near the lower skin track. Nice line as well.

  2. >Dan, it was good to meet you folks and share the fun.We skied your second line a couple of trips ago and also found it to be great.Hope to see you out and about in the near future!

  3. >Hey Dan, Thanks again for the help releasing my car from the depths! Nice to meet you and hope to see you again.. Glad to share the tow and the skinning..

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