Foreclosure Upon Winter By Summer, in CA – 05/31/10
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(Below: Kirkwood ‘The Wall’ – Monday May 31st, 2010)
May 28-31st, 2010
Location: Obscure Reference gets a few early morning KT-22 pow turns in at Squaw, then we hit another backcountry trip to Hall of the Gods above Fallen Leaf Lake. Finally, Slim and I visit a ski ghost town called Kirkwood.
Squaw Valley USA of California Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
Kirkwood, CA (Yes, this pic is from two days agoâ€¦.)
Weather: Sunny. 55F. Some cloud on Monday.
Skier666, Obscure Reference, Slim, mogul5480….
666, Obscure Reference, & Slim
POV VIDEO – Not too bad for almost June….
Music: Moderat – "Rusty Nails"
It snowed Thursday night and dropped up to 18 inches of snow in places. A few soldiers managed to get out on the hills Friday morning to session the rare hi-quality powder. By Friday afternoon, most Tahoe slopes were quickly approaching the Spring texture. Saturday, a 4:30am wake-up call leads us to the Hall of the Gods to ski some classic chutes. Finally, after relaxing on Sunday, it was time for Slim and I to take a Spur and a Wall lap at Kirkwood.
Java Porn: 7-Elevenâ€¦.American as apple pie
How about getting down to businessâ€¦:
The weather was busy mid-weekâ€¦according the visible satellite image:
The Infrared shows trajectory towards Tahoeâ€¦.
Radar shows precipitationâ€¦
Maycember in the Bayâ€¦.
Meanwhile, Obscure sends me an image from Tahoeâ€¦
Friday morning, Obscure decides to hike up KT at Squawâ€¦.looks shitty to me.
His buddy gets attacked by powwwwwderâ€¦.
Almost June on West Face????
The storm starts to deteriorate as I make my way to the mountainsâ€¦
Above Strawberry, Winter shows his gloryâ€¦
Saturday morning, Obscure begins his day of skiingâ€¦
Yes, around that massive rock is Disneylandâ€¦.
As usual, Slim was in a bad moodâ€¦.he hates skiing.
Why we love â€˜Da Hallzâ€™â€¦.
At this point the sun finally warms up my bald headâ€¦
â€˜Almost there buddy!â€™
I believe that these are a series of high mountain lakesâ€¦
Obscure wanted this shotâ€¦
â€¦so we did it twiceâ€¦
Is that powder?
January or almost June?
Got plans to hike into Desolation Wildness in your favorite flip-flops? Think again.
Sunnyside up toward Echo Peakâ€¦
O M F G!
Obscureâ€™s line choiceâ€¦.too many tracks for me.
Obscure begins his descentâ€¦
I like this oneâ€¦
Watch for the sloughâ€¦
Snow getting variableâ€¦
Obscure went ice skatingâ€¦
Foreclosure is happeningâ€¦
Main Hallsâ€¦.left zone schralped the day prior
Obscure is readyâ€¦.
Yuckâ€¦.its only almost Juneâ€¦
666 was thereâ€¦
Much better conditions this time aroundâ€¦
Time to open it upâ€¦
My favorite photoâ€¦
Turn by a rockâ€¦.
666 eyes the lakesâ€¦.
This is a waterfall falling near a lakeâ€¦
Ok, now just make a left turn around that islandâ€¦.
Its 8pmâ€¦.Hall of the Gods just to the left of Tallacâ€¦
One too many? I’m starting to see things on the Lake….
Its Monday, time to ski Kirkwoodâ€¦but first a view of Red Lake.
I think thereâ€™s still snow at Kirkwoodâ€¦
Slim makes an early morning hikeâ€¦.
Yep, heâ€™s a 9 foot tall scary human beingâ€¦
â€˜Wallâ€™ â€“ May 31st, 2010â€¦
Slim ate a highlighter for breakfastâ€¦
Slim on the Spurâ€¦
Slim on lower Spurâ€¦
666 on upper Spurâ€¦
666 on lower Spurâ€¦
Time to run up the Wallâ€¦
Top of the skierâ€™s left Cirque?
Too soft and too dangerous at 10amâ€¦
â€¦.and meanwhile in New Zealand (photo: Miles Holden)
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