tahoe is absolutely off the hook right now.
5.16.2011 – With reports of 20″ at squaw, we head to the wood to see what we see
method mike drops in off ski school
kfactor off the angry gremlin (it was funny watching him get to this)
then we found a cave
with an oasis
so we hung around for a while
5.17.2011 – i met some folks at waterhouse and 1/2 way up they were having equipment troubles. i suggested we head to the wood instead since they had way more snow and easy access via the cat track. it was a good call
if she were on these forums, she could be monickledragger
not just regular pow, but blower pow on may 17
5.18.2011 – when we arrived there was a group of ‘bilers packing down a track to the top of sentinel bowl. yeah, they trashed the bowl, but they also turned 3 hours of breaking trail trough 3.5’ of snow into a 90 minute walk for us. they also skied pretty well.
blower may fun on a snow machine.
baby j may, or may not have been with this criminal element.
when you’re hiking up, you have to make them all count. the warm up run.
sledheads stealing our lines
so we head over to chamois
kfactor drops in next
and bounces out
after a short nap, method mike off chammy
and then off the little teeny rock that hides the giant rock that used to guard lower chammy
it has been a flippin’ good season. and it was a good day. so back up we went. this time we each chose a different entrance
speaking of flippin’
method mike off ski school
did i mention wednesday was good? as good as any day this year.
kfactor goes phat
method mike off a big one on the way out
and since there was discussion amongst the crash testers as to where they landed
method mike into the bombhole
kfactor with tail on snow, nose in the same bombhole (that’s what caused what’s going on here)
wednesday turned out to be a showery bluebird mix. less than ten minutes after taking the pics above in whiteout, we were on the other side of the gully taking shots like this. kfactor rides the lightning
mmm. pretty skis
5.26.11 – Several inches fell the night before. with sunny skies in the forecast an early start was called for
The night before, the skies are clearing over the face at heavenly
Once is enough (again)
Grant is next
then it was kfactor’s turn
another fun powder day in may
you woulda thought that was it for may…, but no. another good cold storm and kirkwood reopening made a fantastic finish to this most improbable of winter months
5.29.11 – kirkwood
once is enough bowl for breakfast
kfactor slashes under jim’s
mashed potatoes off almost thunder
and down to the only feature left
kfactor was next
and a slash below
meanwhile, over in thunder saddle, kfactor finds an ice bulge (actually, i found it and made him jump off it)
last time i went and took this pic, the following day was good. so i took it again.
5.30.11 – it was off to carson pass for one last may hurrah
todd o with the moon behind
who knew the moon was such a colorful place
approaching the top
kiss my acrophobic ass
todd gettin’ down
then he went for a little tumble as a decent size slab ripped loose. got his edges under him and dug in
deep pow turns out the bottom to finish off a great month