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My friend ken invited me down to CA to try out his new Triad bindings and get some promotional footage on shasta. I hadn’t seen him all winter, so i was happy to make the trip (plus I needed to restock on whiskey and i hate paying the WA liquor taxes).
Yesterday was all time on Shasta. I drove up from Reno with rughty (Ken). The mountain received well over a foot up high. Everything down low was perfectly smoothed out. Bunny flat is about a 20 minute walk to skinable snow. Storm came in from the SW but finished with strong north winds. Avy gulch had the best skinning conditions I’ve seen or could have imagined. Like a smooth sidewalk down low and perfect dense pow up high. Easy skinning all the way to thumb rock! Winds were nuking the whole day though and at times you’d almost get knocked off your feet. High wind chills even with the strong June sun. Trinity/Red banks had fantastic dense, winter pow. The line off the top of Misery hill down into Kowokiton looked all time too. It would have been a perfect day to hit that! 3k feet of perfect pow to upper Mud Cr. The winds slowly died down as we got higher and they finally almost came to an end the moment we were strapping in. It was like someone turn a switch off. As soon as we dropped there wasn’t a breath in the trinities and you could feel the sun starting to do it’s thing. Any later and the snow would have been affected. We only saw 7 skiers. 5 hit left of heart and 2 through the red banks. We had trinities to ourselves!
Stay tuned for some exciting information from Amy regarding Safety, Health and Wellness.
There are many outstanding couloirs to climb and ski in the Sierra but none classier than Red Slateâ€™s Couloir at the Western end of Convict Lake that is flanked by Mount Morrison and Mount Baldwin on the South and Mount Laurel and the Savanna Cliffs with their highly convoluted, exposed geology on the North. I was stricken by this steep and straight snow and ice line while on the top of Mount Laurel during a summer a few years earlier. The guide books have write-ups on Red Slate Couloir, pointing out that it is at least a double black diamond when conditions are good and the skiers are experts. It was my feeling that a number of my skiing companions would be plenty able and more than willing to give it a shot, so, I advertised it and drew a total of 8 skiers, Angel, Scott B., Scott S., Brad, Luis, Cory, Bill and myself, for the weekend of March 28-29, 2009.