telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
www.turns-all-year.com
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
04/28/17, 10:40 PM

Support Snohomish County's
Helicopter Rescue Team
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2009 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  December 2009 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)  (Read 25372 times)
silaswild
Member
Offline

Posts: 1606


December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
« on: 12/23/09, 03:22 PM »

Five of us began skinning from upper Alpental lot around 830am in crisp, calm conditions.  There was a nice track up to Source Lake, with 2-4" fresh atop a firm base over Snow Lake col, across the lake, and up the Chair Peak circumnavigation route. We headed up the final 500' in slightly deeper snow, booting the steepest part. 

We descended in excellent snow and dramatic winter light.  The light was quite a bit flatter on the final run to Source Lake, and the ride out to the cars was surprisingly comfortable.

Conditions were perfectly stable. No pit was dug, so no technical details.


* uproos.jpg (79.11 KB, 1000x632 - viewed 1843 times.)

* joeroos.jpg (60.85 KB, 936x605 - viewed 1833 times.)

* richroos.jpg (95.1 KB, 1000x686 - viewed 1858 times.)
« Last Edit: 12/25/09, 12:33 AM by silaswild » Logged
russ
Member
Offline

Posts: 194


Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
« Reply #1 on: 12/23/09, 07:09 PM »

Beautiful views and dang fine skiing! Destination was the snowy peak directly above lead guy's red beanie.



Technical crux of both ascent & descent

Logged
JibberD
Member
Offline

Posts: 609


Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
« Reply #2 on: 12/23/09, 08:25 PM »

Nice! This report get my jones on. And so close to home. Thanks for sharing.
Logged

-Doug O
silaswild
Member
Offline

Posts: 1606


Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit
« Reply #3 on: 12/23/09, 09:21 PM »

Sorry. Gotta add some shots of the other guys!


* darrellroos.jpg (77.56 KB, 993x760 - viewed 1838 times.)

* russroos.jpg (46.88 KB, 808x685 - viewed 1821 times.)

* IMG_7578_Silas_Roosevelt.jpg (56.91 KB, 754x466 - viewed 1823 times.)
Logged
Jim Oker
TAY Moderator
Offline

Posts: 1504


Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
« Reply #4 on: 12/24/09, 09:45 AM »

Way to use the stability and easy travel conditions!

I was gonna call you guys but ended up having to do an errand in town first thing in the AM, so decided to head up elsewhere in the area with my dog. He usually doesn't come skiing due to some mild hip issues, but I took the gamble that he'd have easy travel on top of the crust and indeed he did (else I'd have had to bail from the outing). We found similar conditions ranging from 1-5" of new on the crust. I had the most fun on lower angle slopes - steeper stuff sounded much like skiing at a New England ski area after a typical warm/cold event. The dog loved the trip, so I'm glad I used the conditions to get him out.

I also didn't dig any pits - it seemed quite unlikely that we'd get any sliding beneath the recent crust, which was mostly walkable. We could use a few feet more snow to better cover some of the obstacles in the lower woods and open areas.
Logged
joecat2
5Member
Offline

Posts: 67


Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit
« Reply #5 on: 12/24/09, 02:08 PM »

more pics here

 http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7980408
Logged
allyson
Member
Offline

Posts: 233


Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
« Reply #6 on: 12/28/09, 06:17 PM »

wow, looks like it was an awesome day guys!!  nice looking turns!
Logged

snowshoe?? why would you??
Stugie
Member
Offline

Posts: 926


WWW
Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
« Reply #7 on: 12/29/09, 09:41 PM »

Way to get it!
Logged

"The mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals; the houses where I practice my religion." - Anatoli Boukreev
Drew Ettinger
1Member
Offline

Posts: 3


Re: December 23, 2009, Mt. Roosevelt (skier summit)
« Reply #8 on: 01/12/10, 09:23 AM »

Awesome tour and great photos!  Now I need to go ski Roosevelt and see it for myself ...
Logged
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service
Contact turns-all-year.com

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC


Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.