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09-09-2012 08:32 PM
sidneyfrost
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Originally Posted by ryan14410 View Post
sidneyfrost - i like the mountaineering thing. did rainier in '08 and recently wolf's head in the cirque of the towers. plan to get to the wasatch and let us know.
karasene - i've been wanting to get to snowbasin for a while but haven't been yet. i want to make this the year. though i have a split, i've got a pair of snowshoes too.

will be fun for everyone to hook up and ride!

for sure.. we should set up some sort of date in march
08-31-2012 01:30 PM
ryan14410 sidneyfrost - i like the mountaineering thing. did rainier in '08 and recently wolf's head in the cirque of the towers. plan to get to the wasatch and let us know.
karasene - i've been wanting to get to snowbasin for a while but haven't been yet. i want to make this the year. though i have a split, i've got a pair of snowshoes too.

will be fun for everyone to hook up and ride!
08-31-2012 10:22 AM
killclimbz I know there is good sport climbing in American Fork Canyon. Never have ridden there. SLC is definitely on my hit list this season. With the lack of powder flu days last year, I have built up a decent vacation balance for this season. I definitely want to head out your way this season.
08-31-2012 10:11 AM
snowvols
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yeah darn. I'll see what options I have. At Snowbasin we have some good back (slack) country lines so I'm starting with that this season. At the least maybe I could meet up and ride a day at Brighton, not that that's back country
There are tons of places you can get access to with snowshoes in BCC and LCC. I do not know the lines around Ogden as well. I do want to explore up there at some point this winter.

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Snowbasin has really good slackcountry. It's also very dangerous. The Hells area had a huge slide in it 3-4 years back. Debris pile around 30ft deep. Went right over where everyone rides. Eye opening for sure. The stuff off of Ogden peak is nice too, same dangers though. Pick and choose around there is the moral of the story. I think there is safer and better beginner bc around the Eden valley. Though you'll have to hike for it. There are several spots around Ben Lomond where I would consider the overall danger to be low-moderate with moderate consequence on average. Where as the Snobasin lines are pretty much high danger and high consequence. The Ben Lomond stuff is also reasonable to access with snowshoes. So get yourself a pair. Check around at pawn shops, second hand shops, and such for those. I found a decent pair for the wife for $30 at a local pawn shop around here.

Not saying that the backcountry around Ben Lomond (What is it called North Park?) is completely safe. The stuff on the peak itself can be really sketch, but there is a lot of terrain there to learn on and that limits your exposure to danger. A good thing when you're getting started.
Hopefully we will finally get together this season. Have you been in American Fork Canyon? I know there are tons of super sick lines down there without the traffic you would see in BCC or LCC
08-31-2012 08:54 AM
killclimbz Snowbasin has really good slackcountry. It's also very dangerous. The Hells area had a huge slide in it 3-4 years back. Debris pile around 30ft deep. Went right over where everyone rides. Eye opening for sure. The stuff off of Ogden peak is nice too, same dangers though. Pick and choose around there is the moral of the story. I think there is safer and better beginner bc around the Eden valley. Though you'll have to hike for it. There are several spots around Ben Lomond where I would consider the overall danger to be low-moderate with moderate consequence on average. Where as the Snobasin lines are pretty much high danger and high consequence. The Ben Lomond stuff is also reasonable to access with snowshoes. So get yourself a pair. Check around at pawn shops, second hand shops, and such for those. I found a decent pair for the wife for $30 at a local pawn shop around here.

Not saying that the backcountry around Ben Lomond (What is it called North Park?) is completely safe. The stuff on the peak itself can be really sketch, but there is a lot of terrain there to learn on and that limits your exposure to danger. A good thing when you're getting started.
08-31-2012 02:01 AM
Karasene yeah darn. I'll see what options I have. At Snowbasin we have some good back (slack) country lines so I'm starting with that this season. At the least maybe I could meet up and ride a day at Brighton, not that that's back country
08-30-2012 05:20 PM
snowvols Kara it will be tough unless you can get some snowshoes to borrow or such. I am planning on touring up in the Bountiful area as well. There looks like there is some sick terrain up there. Let me know if you want to get together sometime.
08-30-2012 04:19 PM
Karasene I'm going to join this thread only because I too want to get some back country in this season in the wasatch region. (snowvols) I'm in Ogden, UT and it'll still be a season before I acquire a split but anything accessible but other means I would really like to try and join.
08-30-2012 04:01 PM
sidneyfrost
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I'm planning on taking a trip to the La Sals. If you come up to the Wasatch let me know. I would be down to hook up and get some split action in.
for sure lets connect.. when you planning on visiting the La Sals?
08-30-2012 10:19 AM
snowvols I'm planning on taking a trip to the La Sals. If you come up to the Wasatch let me know. I would be down to hook up and get some split action in.
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