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 Post subject: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:09 am 
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I haven't seen much Volcano stoke yet this spring, and wanted to contribute some. We have already experienced 2 natural avalanche cycles in the Oregon Cascades this May, as we've gotten upper elevation snow accumulation followed by near record high temperatures. Still there has been some good days to get out. Snow is minimal at lower elevations, but there is still lots of snow to be had above 6000' + or -.

Anyways, here are some pictures from some memorable trips so far this spring.

Mt. Thielsen NW Couloir:
I have ridden this line before, but we scored some fresh powder on this late April day, and it was pretty much epic…

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Full trip report in link below
http://www.shredor.com/2014/05/4282014- ... uloir.html

Mt. Bailey North Face:

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Full trip report in link
http://www.shredor.com/2014/05/4292014- ... -face.html


And last week, Buell and I scored good conditions on back to back trips.

Mt. Jefferson West Rib:

Milk Creek
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Full trip report in link
http://www.shredor.com/2014/05/5212014- ... t-rib.html


North Sister EMC:

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http://www.shredor.com/2014/05/5222014- ... rning.html

I am stoked to get out again this week! :headbang:

Cheers :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:50 am 
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Way to go.

Did you boot up the emc couloir?
How long do you think until it turns to corn?

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:29 am 
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yeah morgan and buell! good job on north sister, ive always wanted to go hit that!

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:33 am 
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I honestly wasn't that stoked on volcanos this year until I saw this! :rock:

Mt Jefferson looks amazing! As well as N Sister.


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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 7:36 am 
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Thanks dudes!

rod9301 wrote:

Did you boot up the emc couloir?
How long do you think until it turns to corn?


We booted up the Villard. This is corn season in Oregon, but snow conditions in the couloir are going to be dependent on your timing in relation to the current weather pattern. It probably snowed in the EMC last night…

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Nice! Heard about those last couple from Buell, sounds like you lucked out on the timing. Both EMC and Jefferson look awesome! Seems like it's been a pretty tough spring to get decent conditions. Lots of weird massive dump followed by rapid heat cycles.

Would love to see you post the full TR's here instead of linking to a blog, it makes it a lot easier to search and find beta. Extra sb.com style points. :)

Here's a contribution to the stoke. I made a couple trips out that way in the past month or so. Lucked out and got Middle Sister from the summit down the Diller headwall in mid-April. Been wanting to get that line forever, it was nice to get it in great conditions. Long story behind that one so will post a separate TR on it sometime, meanwhile... dropping!

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Was out at N. Sister a couple weeks before you guys got EMC. It had just dumped the night before. Went out with my husky not expecting much, but it was awesome. Skinned right from the car.

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At about 7k things started getting deep. There was over a foot of awesome pow, and there were clouds up high keeping everything cool and stable. No snow movement anywhere. This woulda been the day to get EMC or any other line up there in epic pow.

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As it was, Mally was getting tired of potholing and being blasted with wind and snow, so we just headed down the low angle pow.

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The snow turned to glop on the way out, and was completely melted at the TH by the time we got out (there was probably 5" at the TH when I started).

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It got really hot after that and a bunch of stuff slid, I think you and Buell found that as well. Looks like things are shaping up now for nicer spring conditions. Might be heading back out that way soon...


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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:49 am 
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Nice job on the volcanos!

Booted up and skied EMC and got the shot off of Middle Sister back in the 90's.
Awesome lines. Thanx for the memories.
Wish I was there now.

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
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Nice work everyone!!! :rock:

FWIW, those waterfall death traps on Mill Creek were gaping open nearly wall-wall of the drainage (at least the lower one) about a week after you rolled through there. So much so that we opted to try to bushwack up the ridge between the forks...in the rain...before waving the white flag, and opting for some :guinness: and a campfire to dry out.

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:27 pm 
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Nice work Morgan, you've been getting after some sick lines this spring :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:45 pm 
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If jimw can do it, ShredOR and I can do it! (probably not true but we did also drop the Diller :wink: ). Shred has the better riding shots. Hopefully we will see them soon.

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Here are some of Shred recently:

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Jimw and Shred - "We are climbing till we touch that summit pinnacle!"

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Jimw and Shred scoping the next section
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Jimw climbing in his Fitwells and me in my TLT5s. Damn, they both work great, imagine that :lol: !
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Jim riding:
Creative entrance to the EMC
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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:16 am 
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Congrats on the pupplet Jim! Looks like a great addition to the family.

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:24 pm 
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Sick photos Buell! here are some of the photos I took on the Diller HW

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Awesome trip!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Oregon Volcano Stoke
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:38 am 
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Those photos look dreamy. Late spring paradise!


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