The Mighty St. Lawrence

Sometimes you have to cross water to get to where you need to go.  We got C-blocked, but it was worth the recon.
the mighty St. Lawrence
Digging the down ramp. I almost fell in and my shovel started floating downstream, a couple quick moves helped me stay dry, and retrieve my trusty shovel.
Dave B taking a break from digging and checking out a mirage crossing downstream. 

no go.


Mt Cocknballs

The last couple days have been really cold and windy.  We had aspirations for some bigger targets but decided to stay out of the wind and shred the subalpine.  We decided to hit Mt Cocknballs.
The shade was cold, so we didn't stop much.  There are lots of cool pillows to scope on the way up.
 A few stacks in there.
Delaney enjoying the sun, and trying to decide if the surrounding peaks are wind-fucked.
Skinning by the haggard tree, with the PV in the background
More views, i have never toured up here on a blue day, so it was nice to look around
Had one of the best runs of my life on this face a bunch of years ago. I also destroyed my board.
more views
not the top, but where we decided to drop in
the valley
Delaney dropping in.  The only action shot, as it was fucking cold, and we are wimps.


the last couple days

Billygoat center drop on, i had to hack in a bit.
The last thing my human body needed was a sled battle.  We battled.
Dave Treadway skiing over some hungry shrunds and getting blasted by some upslope winds
I farmed some turns for a audience.
traditional pillow home
Mt Tgrdendrite, shredded but the scraps were still good.  Someone had a powder eight party.
Ulla Clark,  board'n
Tessa Treadway doing some carves
Dave Treadway billys into a fun line


The deep gets deeper

 People throw words around like "epic" and "all time" alot.  This was one of those days were those terms actually applied. Deep blower snow, that somehow stuck to everything.

It took a bit sled ninja-ing to get in. Dave B descending.
Snow was deep and cold on the ridge. It was a effort to gain forward momentum
Dave b airs in, already in the white room
Ankeny POV on a perfect wave
CFR cover shot
Ankeny in it.
Dudes and Bros
I raced up the ridge to shred this line in the light, the snow was neck deep so it took me a while. 
mexi- no grab.   
same air
Afternoon skin, looking up.
looking down
once you crack the ridge, there is lots of terrain to admire
Our skin track eventually merged with the goat highway.
Billy goat spines to good to be true.
mountains looking swite with a bit of late light
Ankeny out of focus and deep into the skiers right spine
dave B partied on a couple different spines on the way down.

Dave Basterrechea's Photos.

 Dave B dropping in
Ankeny in it
Hucking my human meat
 Snow Beardo
 Brian Savard Spines 
 Someone shredding

 My spine entrance
 Lynard Skinners

heading home
mmm beer