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post #31 of 101 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 03:55 PM
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Great tips thank you. Does JHMR get socked in often?
There is fog on the mountain a fair bit, but it isn't always thick enough to make riding not fun.

My first experience with the fog there was my first snowboarding trip ever and my first time up the tram. Imagine hearing all of these horror stories about the steep dangers at JH and then having to ride town from the top of the mountain in 10-15 ft visibility when you barely know how to ride a snowboard..... ha-ha good times.

The fog can be a mixed blessing though... sometimes it means that the conditions at the top (above the clouds, depending on what the weather is doing) are spectacularly awesome.

here are two photos for your perusal. both of these photos are from the same trail (different spots, though) atop Rendzevous mtn at JH.

Not-awesome fog at JH - http://riftwave.net/phpalbum/main.ph...jpg&var2=0_100

Awesome fog at JH - http://riftwave.net/phpalbum/main.ph...jpg&var2=0_100

Read on another forum: "If someone held a gun to my head and said, "You have to move to Salida tomorrow", I'd probably do it. If they told me I had to go to Breckenridge instead, I think I'd just let them pull the trigger."
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There is fog on the mountain a fair bit, but it isn't always thick enough to make riding not fun.

My first experience with the fog there was my first snowboarding trip ever and my first time up the tram. Imagine hearing all of these horror stories about the steep dangers at JH and then having to ride town from the top of the mountain in 10-15 ft visibility when you barely know how to ride a snowboard..... ha-ha good times.

The fog can be a mixed blessing though... sometimes it means that the conditions at the top (above the clouds, depending on what the weather is doing) are spectacularly awesome.

here are two photos for your perusal. both of these photos are from the same trail (different spots, though) atop Rendzevous mtn at JH.

Not-awesome fog at JH - http://riftwave.net/phpalbum/main.ph...jpg&var2=0_100

Awesome fog at JH - http://riftwave.net/phpalbum/main.ph...jpg&var2=0_100


IT's pretty rad when the fog is just settling right in the middle of the mountain, because he conditions are spectacular above that, however you still have to ride 20 seconds through the thick of it where you can't see more than 15 ft in front of you.
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There is fog on the mountain a fair bit, but it isn't always thick enough to make riding not fun.

My first experience with the fog there was my first snowboarding trip ever and my first time up the tram. Imagine hearing all of these horror stories about the steep dangers at JH and then having to ride town from the top of the mountain in 10-15 ft visibility when you barely know how to ride a snowboard..... ha-ha good times.

The fog can be a mixed blessing though... sometimes it means that the conditions at the top (above the clouds, depending on what the weather is doing) are spectacularly awesome.

here are two photos for your perusal. both of these photos are from the same trail (different spots, though) atop Rendzevous mtn at JH.

Not-awesome fog at JH - http://riftwave.net/phpalbum/main.ph...jpg&var2=0_100

Awesome fog at JH - http://riftwave.net/phpalbum/main.ph...jpg&var2=0_100
That's a pretty cool phenomenon called a temperature inversion. In those instances it will be 15-20 degrees warmer at the summit than at the base. But thug is right...at some point you have to ride through that fog.
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The Jackson Hole webcam. I'm checking like every other day now. Getting stoked.

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The Jackson Hole webcam. I'm checking like every other day now. Getting stoked.

Omg!!!!! That looks ridiculous!!

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Yeah...they got a couple feet in the past week. My trip is booked for Feb 22-Mar 3. I'll be checking the snow report and webcams daily from here on out. Hope you catch some freshies out there!
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Sounds like the perfect time to be there! Positive vibes right back at ya.
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Targee is definitely a must go, the drive from Targee to Jackson isn't that bad, it's a freeway compared to the Mt BAKER hwy. Me and a couple buddies rented a 42' motorhome and road tripped from north of Seattle to Targee, then Jackson for 2 days, then up to Big mtn, then over to Schweitzer, the only place we had an issue was in the JH parking lot, we parked the motorhome in the front lot only to get woken up at 4 a.m. asking us to move so they could plow the parking lot, so the guy had us follow him to the backside (mtn side) of the resort which put us right next to the Mangy Moose and right under the tram (killer). You should have seen the looks we were getting for "camping" in the parking lot from the locals
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You wouldn't think camping in the lot would be such a surprise to locals.
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You wouldn't think camping in the lot would be such a surprise to locals.
The Hostel (which is close enough to throw a baseball and hit the Tram house) is so cheap ($94 a night for a room that sleeps 4 or 5), that the locals probably don't understand the need to put an RV in the lot.

I've never asked anyone what the local policy is on RVs... but if they don't even like car traffic, then I imagine that that RVs wouldn't make them happy either.

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