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.
11/19/17, 08:10 PM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
 
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
|-+  2013 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  February 2013 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  February 17th, 2013, Bryant Couloir.
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: February 17th, 2013, Bryant Couloir.  (Read 1303 times)
Rowan Stewart
Member
Offline

Posts: 108


February 17th, 2013, Bryant Couloir.
« on: 02/17/13, 07:35 PM »

A friend and I rode the Bryant couloir for the first time today. We followed a well beaten skin track up towards bryant peak, passing a few parties as we went, and finally catching up to the people breaking trail. Thanks for sending us the right way you two!I had had low expectations for the snow, but we were pleasantly suprised (and a little alarmed) by the amount of snow. there was a consistent 12+ inches of soft fresh snow above 4500ft (somewhat slabby- a few cracks here and there.)  The splitboarder and skier couple dropped right at the top of the couloir, while nathaniel and i pressed on the the col.

When we dropped into the couloir, what visibility we had was lost.


As we rode down the funnel above the narrow rollover, the snow was incredibly deep - in some places there was as much as 3ft of windloaded snow. I was again a little bit spooked thinking about what if this huge slab of snow slid, but it was well bonded and did little more than sluff.  The ride was really fun despite the lack visibility, and I am stoked to get back and ride the bryant again.

i thought this might help with trip planning - there is a lot of good snow to be had in the snoqualmie area right now!
Logged

Walking makes the world much bigger, and thus more interesting.
-Edward Abbey
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.