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desert splitboarding fail.

I had some time to kill last weekend so loaded my truck and headed south.








Didnt really have a plan but I wanted to splitboard in the henry mountains so I headed to the capitol reef area in central Utah. The henrys were the last range in the lower 48 to be mapped they are literally located in the middle of nowhere although they can be seen from everywhere. Snow coverage looked thin from afar.




It was overcast and windy that day so I thought the snow might not be soft enough to ride that day so I decided to go for a hike at the national park and splitboard the next.










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That evening I headed towards the henrys to look for a place to camp.



The snow looked even sketchier from here. I decided that it wasnt worth the risk. I had limited route knowledge but it looked like I could be in for a miserable bushwhack after my descent due to the lack of coverage.

Turned around and headed west. There was another range on the way back home that I wanted to check out.



Saw this guy eating some road kill.



Spent a cold night in the tushars and skinned up this guy. The one on the right. I think its called lake peak.



Sorry no more snow pics. I rode the south face around noon and it was still locked up above treeline. It was much colder and windier than what the weather report said. Wasnt too much fun I was kinda bummed so I didnt feel like waiting for it to soften up so I rode the 2000 or so feet all the way down. It was still fun still to get into the mountains and explore But I wish I would have planned better to optimize the snow conditions.
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Fantastic pictures dude. What camera you using?
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Damn mhaas, at least you got some beautiful scenery and views out of it.

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The camera is a canon d10 point and shoot. waterproof and shockproof.

Ya the desert is a nice consolation prize. If I ate shrooms in that kind of enrionment, my brain would explode.

No need to fret about the lack of good turns though. Fresh snow in salt lake this week.
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Awesome pics,wow...thx for the new desktop

Love Capitol reef, spent a whole spring break on that canyon trail...may have been some fungi and other plants involved too LOL
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By the title i was expecting a video of someone trying to split board up a huge sand dune and then eat shit on the way down.
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I have actually seen people snowboarding on sand dunes before. I would try it if I had an old board.
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