Slay The Gnar

Documentary of Casey Cane
Persistent Wicked Winter of the West – 05/01/10

Persistent Wicked Winter of the West – 05/01/10

MORE SNOW?

…it keeps going…and going….

Date:

April 30th & May 1st, 2010

Locations: Both in California, USA

The

Carson Spur just beyond the Kirkwood boundary….

AND…Hall of the Gods above Fallen Leaf Lake

Weather: Clouds to full bluebird….

Skiers:

Skier666 and Powdork

Cameramen:

666 and Powdork

POV VIDEO – Its a little high, but it does the job….



Powdork’s POV:

Springtime in the Sierra – Krokus, Daffodils and MOAR FRESH POW PLEEEZ! from powdork on Vimeo.

Music: Ed Rush & Optical – ‘Medicine’

Synopsis:

It continues to snow. Another 12" plus of snow has fallen yet again up around the Tahoe area. Powdork and I decided to do some car shuttle laps on the Carson Spur instead of heading to Squaw. Actually, we lucked out, as the Palisades were ripped by the dreaded East Wind. Lap after lap, we enjoyed the variable snow while getting much needed vitamin D.

The following day, we headed out to the Fallen Leaf backcountry to session a lap in the Hall of the Gods area. Good times down a steep chute and open bowl back down to the car.

Java Porn: TR created by a large Peets filtered coffee….

TR Begins Now:

Good first sign just after 6AM nearing Luther Pass…

Our playground for the day…

Time to for uphill travel…

Someone is pointing to something…

666 goes for it….

Powdork does his thing….

666 takes a turn…

Powdork decides to go massively massive…

…into a nice tree zone of fluff…

666 goes for deepness….

Powdork lines up another air…

Into a sweet pow field…

After hiking back up…666 takes some air….

666 shows his skiing style…

…and his tele-turn…..

On the next lap…we headed over to the way looker’s right zone…

…it was pretty good I guess….

….but did Powdork like it?

Powdork enjoyed himself…

I think he did….

Yep, I’m pretty sure he did…

Meanwhile 666 was just skiing powder…

…but while taking pics of powdork, he got dragged to here…

But then had to launch out with one pole and one glove…

Not the best form, but it’ll do….


Over to the Spur proper….

Powdork leaps for joy…

666 finds some fresh pow pow…

Powdork down the funnel…

Jumps again…

And then takes a very nice left turn….

666 goes waterskiing….

The Final lap….its getting warmer!!!!!

It sure is hot in here….

666 airs…says ‘why not?’…

On the last turn, Powdork managed to find some decent snow…

If you look closely, you’ll see our slayage…

DAY 2: Fallen Leaf Lake backcountry

We then decided to run up to Hall of the Gods on Saturday morning for a little exercise.

Good morning Mr. Fallen Leaf…

Good morning Mr. Tallac sir and friends….

Why don’t we skin up there?

My moon, oh glorious moon….

Ahhhhhh……L A K E * T A H O E

Lets go up Elly Mae!

Fallen Angel comes into view…

A Desolate land?

Elevation = gained!

What’s above Angora Lakes you say?

Destination?

Well, to make a long story short, as we got to the peak, and tried to enter the chute where I did last time (years ago), the snow level was just a tad too low to enter safely. We would have had to slide down 15 feet of granite with the hopes of hitting soft snow and not tumbling down the chute looker’s left of the chute shown with tracks. Therefore, we skinned up around the corner and in my schedule, I had to bolt down the Main Halls and jump into the car. I forgot to even take a photo of my descent…yes, even skier666 forgets to take photos.

Thank you!