Heyyy Popa!! I saw you earlier today…
why is everyone sleeping when I’m awake?
Shouldn’t you be skiing right about now?
no, it was 1230 AM
So today, I took my life in my hands, and did something totally crazy.
I went backcountry snowboarding. Alone. With no experience or training in avalanches. I did have a beacon, shovel, and probe, so I could have saved someone else, but I didn’t have anyone with me to save me. Although, I was advised that the snowpack was very stable.
I climbed up Tincan Mountain, which is by Turnagain Pass, and then snoboarded down. I hiked up for about 3 hours and 15 minutes, and then took another hour or so to get down. I didn’t actually summit, but I was only about 100-200 vertical below the summit. I had decided to turn around by 3:00, and it was that late, so I packed up my snowshoes, switched to snowboard and went down.
It was quite a hoot. Powder everywhere. Saw 7 other people. Didn’t trigger an avalanche. Midwesterner wants to come next time.
are you serious? I’m embarrassed to admit that I just googled Tincan mountain….
Completely serious. Aren’t the pictures awesome?
you really get a kick out of yourself, eh, popa?
careful though, tincan mountain is notoriously known for their packs of wolves. many casualties each year, so keep your eyes open. oh, and enjoy your vacation 🙂