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snowvols 12-31-2012 09:04 AM

TR: God's Lawnmower 12-30-12
 
I went out and was able to hit a line I have been eying since I moved to Utah 3 years ago. If you have been here and gone up Big Cottonwood Canyon you have seen it. It is a big avalanche path off of Mt. Kessler called God's Lawnmower. It is a very fitting name for it. Here is the slide path on our way up.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps0e0661b4.jpg


Starting the morning out under a mostly full moon was super relaxing and put us in good spirits

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/a...psbacde9b5.jpg

You have to get up to get down.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/a...pse0ccd367.jpg

Yes, it was deep.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/a...psab319190.jpg

Video from the adventure. All and all it was a good day and I am super glad to cross a line off of my list.


david_z 12-31-2012 09:42 AM

Nice. I love checking your pics & vids. Makes me jealous though...

Well, guess I'll go hit the local terrain park again tomorrow or try to find someone help me pull a bungee back...

tekniq33 12-31-2012 09:46 AM

Looks great and congrats on hitting the line BUT... I would have loved to see that with the camera in the trailing hand.

hikeswithdogs 12-31-2012 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by snowvols (Post 559197)
I went out and was able to hit a line I have been eying since I moved to Utah 3 years ago. If you have been here and gone up Big Cottonwood Canyon you have seen it. It is a big avalanche path off of Mt. Kessler called God's Lawnmower. It is a very fitting name for it. Here is the slide path on our way up.

Nice man wish I could have been there with you, but dam old body was hurting after two resort powder days followed by 2 days of touring......next time.

mhaas 12-31-2012 12:57 PM

very nice! That was one of the first areas that really stood out to me when I moved here and started playing in BCC. Im a big fan of those easily visible, prominent peaks. I havent ridden many of them yet but Ive hiked them all. It feels good when you glance up while driving through the canyon or doing something lame in the valley and can say "been there. done that." For me I really want to put a line on Raymond this winter. Ive been looking at that old mans wide open face for too long.

Hows the skin up to god's lawnmower BTW? Every route Ive taken on kessler in the summer is STEEP!

ShredLife 12-31-2012 01:04 PM

snow looks great. are you riding with your skins inside your jacket cuz it looks like you're smuggling mongooses or ferrets or weasels or pine martens or something behind that enormous camera bag... :blink:

mirrorless!! :yahoo:


is it a single badger? :huh:

snowvols 12-31-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mhaas (Post 559306)
For me I really want to put a line on Raymond this winter. Ive been looking at that old mans wide open face for too long.

Hows the skin up to god's lawnmower BTW? Every route Ive taken on kessler in the summer is STEEP!

I think I had first tracks down Raymond this year on Thanksgiving. That was a super fun day. The skin was pretty easy as we skinned up the Northeast Ridge. It is pretty steep but I think it was easier than the skin up Argenta.

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Originally Posted by ShredLife (Post 559310)
snow looks great. are you riding with your skins inside your jacket cuz it looks like you're smuggling mongooses or ferrets or weasels or pine martens or something behind that enormous camera bag... :blink:

mirrorless!! :yahoo:


is it a single badger? :huh:

I had my skins under my jacket this time due to snow getting all over the glue. I was careless on the ridge with my skins and let them fall into the snow and they quickly froze. My camera bag is pretty big but it is so convenient to have it right there whenever I want to instead of in my pack.

A single badger? :dunno:

ShredLife 01-01-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by snowvols (Post 559402)
I had my skins under my jacket this time due to snow getting all over the glue. I was careless on the ridge with my skins and let them fall into the snow and they quickly froze. My camera bag is pretty big but it is so convenient to have it right there whenever I want to instead of in my pack.

A single badger? :dunno:

i got a sony nex mirrorless this year. APS-C sized sensor, zeiss lens, 10fps, and it fits in a tiny case on by hipbelt about the size of 2-3 juicboxes. so much more enjoyable to hike with...

yea, i figured it was either a family of mongooses, a single solitary badger, or your skins in there...

snowvols 01-02-2013 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ShredLife (Post 559600)
i got a sony nex mirrorless this year. APS-C sized sensor, zeiss lens, 10fps, and it fits in a tiny case on by hipbelt about the size of 2-3 juicboxes. so much more enjoyable to hike with...

yea, i figured it was either a family of mongooses, a single solitary badger, or your skins in there...

Yea I hear you about the being convenient to hike with. The only time the case annoys me is when I get hot in my jacket as I have to take my case off first.

I have been also using my resort jacket as I am cheap and it is super bulky on me anyways. Last night I bought a jacket to use with touring so hopefully I won't be able to hide a family of wombats in my jacket anymore.

StreetDoc 01-02-2013 01:34 PM

Sick!!!! AWesome photos


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