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Backcountry Skiing Mount Williamson California

By Christopher Comstock | Mar 19, 2018 |
Backcountry Skiing Mount Williamson California

Post and Photo credit  http://www.sierradescents.com/skiing/williamson/2006/bairs-creek-cirque-10.php Foothill Road crosses the north fork of Bairs Creek at an elevation of 5906 Climbing Williamson is as pure as it gets. Park at the bottom of the mountain. Hike up. With a trail, via Shepherd Pass, most backcountry travelers will find the most strenuous climb of their lives. Without…

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Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel Mountain CA

By Christopher Comstock | Mar 17, 2018 |
Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel Mountain CA

The Pinner Couloir is another Sierra classic. 3400 vert of steep, big wall couloir skiing.  This Sierra classic is close to Bishop.  There is also potential to ski 2 classic couloirs (Pinner & Bloody) from the same Camp near convict lake. Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel Mountain CA Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel…

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Backcountry Skiing Bloody Mountain California

By Christopher Comstock | Mar 16, 2018 |
Backcountry Skiing Bloody Mountain California

Bloody Couloir, Bloody Mountain Top of descent elevation: 12, 522′ Descent in Vertical Feet: 5342′ (about 2600′ for the couloir proper) Slope: 40-45 degrees (depending on time of year/snowfall) Aspect: North Distance from trailhead: 6.5 miles GPS: 37.561/-118.909 USGS Map: Bloody Mountain Notes: The Bloody Couloir is one of the most classic lines on California’s…

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Backcountry skiing Dana Couloir California

By Christopher Comstock | Mar 16, 2018 |

Backcountry skiing Dana Couloir California 70 miles North of Bishop California / Dana Mountain Backcountry skiing Dana Couloir California Skiing Dana Mountain Dana Couloir is one of the 50 classic California Backcountry ski descents approach The Dana Couloir by “the Glacier Canyon Trail (GCT) which starts at the Tioga Lake overlook. The overlook is outside of the Yosemite National…

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Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah

By Christopher Comstock | Mar 3, 2018 |
Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah

Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah.   Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah is absolutely “Bonkers”!   People come here for some of the longest vertical feet of uninterrupted powder skiing in Utah.  The approach is BIG, the skiing is BIG, and getting out of Broads fork is a…

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Backcountry Skiing Desolation Ridge Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah

By Christopher Comstock | Jan 12, 2018 |
Mike Mckinney Backcountry skiing Wasatch Mountains west desolation ridge

Desolation Ridge Desolation Ridge is where Mill-D fork in the Big Cottonwood Canyon gets rowdy!   Desolation Ridge is located Higher up top near the Park City ridgeline. This ridge reaches up to 9,990.  It wraps steeply around Lake Desolation sheltering it from the mountain winds.   The North facing aspect of Desolation ridge drops…

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Backcountry skiing Neffs Canyon mount Olympus Utah Memorial Couloirs

By Christopher Comstock | Jan 4, 2018 |
Backcountry Skiing Neffs canyon Mount Olympus Utah

Backcountry skiing Neffs Canyon a hidden gem of the Wasatch.  Tours in this area have stunning mountain views, hidden powder, and big mountain objectives.  The approaches are long that require time and fitness.   Neffs canyon is not part of the Salt Lake watershed, meaning your furry friends can join you.  Dog Friendly If you…

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November photo Gallery

By Christopher Comstock | Dec 20, 2015 |
November photo gallery

Finally November photo gallery captures the first of winter’s snows.   The snow levels are low but our drive to get out is high.  Early season backcountry skiing is somewhat tricky.  During the season access is as easy as riding the chair lifts and going through the backcountry gates.  Early season this is not an option…

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Backcountry Skiing Checklist

By Christopher Comstock | Nov 2, 2015 |
backcountry skiing checklist

For several years I’ve created a backcountry skiing checklist for a day tour.  I love going on a day tour but occasionally I would forget an item that was vital to the enjoyment of the tour.  I’ve forgotten my gloves once and my hands froze.  A solution came from an unexpected source.  I have a ski bum…

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October photo gallery

By Christopher Comstock | Nov 1, 2015 |

September’s end, my bike tipped over. October’s couched, Don’t touch me, it hurts ouch! Not many photos, October is over.   Every year Park City shuts down Main Street for Halloween trick or treat. Park City Main street fills up with crowds of kids, dogs, and adults decked out in costumes. I took my camera and…

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