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Foreclosure Upon Winter By Summer, in CA – 05/31/10

TR: Foreclosure Upon Winter By Summer, in CA – 05/31/10


RIDICULOUS 2010!

(Below: Kirkwood ‘The Wall’ – Monday May 31st, 2010)

Date:

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

Hallzzzzz……………

Kirkwood, CA (Yes, this pic is from two days ago….)

Weather: Sunny. 55F. Some cloud on Monday.

Skiers:

Skier666, Obscure Reference, Slim, mogul5480….

Cameramen:

666, Obscure Reference, & Slim

POV VIDEO – Not too bad for almost June….

Music: Moderat – "Rusty Nails"

Synopsis:

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-Eleven….American as apple pie

How about getting down to business…:

The weather was busy mid-week…according the visible satellite image:

The Infrared shows trajectory towards Tahoe….

Radar shows precipitation…

Maycember in the Bay….

Meanwhile, Obscure sends me an image from Tahoe…

Friday morning, Obscure decides to hike up KT at Squaw….looks shitty to me.

His buddy gets attacked by powwwwwder….

Almost June on West Face????

The storm starts to deteriorate as I make my way to the mountains…

Above Strawberry, Winter shows his glory…

Saturday morning, Obscure begins his day of skiing…

Yes, around that massive rock is Disneyland….

As usual, Slim was in a bad mood….he hates skiing.

Why we love ‘Da Hallz’….

At this point the sun finally warms up my bald head…

‘Almost there buddy!’

I believe that these are a series of high mountain lakes…

Obscure wanted this shot…

…so we did it twice…

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 Peak…

O M F G!

Obscure’s line choice….too many tracks for me.

Obscure begins his descent…

I like this one…

Watch for the slough…

Slim skiing…

Snow getting variable…

Obscure went ice skating…

Foreclosure is happening…

Main Halls….left zone schralped the day prior

Obscure is ready….

Oh Boy…

Boring…

Yuck….its only almost June…

666 was there…

Much better conditions this time around…

Time to open it up…

A turn….

Aggressive….

Alpine….

Skiing!

My favorite photo…

Meh…

P-O-W-D-E-R!

Turn by a rock….

666 eyes the lakes….

Weeeee!

Fun!

Carvelicious!

This is a waterfall falling near a lake…

Ok, now just make a left turn around that island….

Its 8pm….Hall of the Gods just to the left of Tallac…

One too many? I’m starting to see things on the Lake….

Its Monday, time to ski Kirkwood…but first a view of Red Lake.

Moon Crescent….

I think there’s still snow at Kirkwood…

Slim makes an early morning hike….

Yep, he’s a 9 foot tall scary human being…

‘Wall’ – May 31st, 2010…

Slim ate a highlighter for breakfast…

This guy?

Slim on the Spur…

Slim on lower Spur…

666 on upper Spur…

666 on lower Spur…

….contimued…

Time to run up the Wall…

Made it….

Top of the skier’s left Cirque?

Too soft and too dangerous at 10am…

….and meanwhile in New Zealand (photo: Miles Holden)

BYE BYE

Responses (2) to “Foreclosure Upon Winter By Summer, in CA – 05/31/10”

  1. bento says:

    For the record, 7-11 is not as “American as apple pie”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-11

  2. Squirrel says:

    Awesome shots as usual! Can’t believe a) you are drinking 7/11 coffee and b) how much snow is left (and good snow) in Tahoe

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