Friday, February 20, 2009

Cabin Creek, Day 2. Stayin Alive

A small group of us ventured out into Cabin Creek these last two days to check out the epic powdah shred. Unfortunately it took us all day yesterday just to lay the track to get out there. 5 people on 3 sleds makes it complicated. The snow was so deep we were getting stuck left n' right.  Today we finally made it out there. The snow was still amazing despite the warm temps. 

Below are a couple photos. (Click to enlarge)

An epic zone we shralped
Go! Go! Go!
Powder Rangers, Here to serve and protect
Amazing! yup... 

We then preceded to this spot (shown in photo below) to build a jump. We were standing at the edge of this when we heard 2 deep loud thumps...my heart dropped. The whole face slid, breaking only feet from where we were standing..
Look how close it broke in front of me
The crown was as big as 6 ft. in places
Burried those trees within seconds

I can't believe we were going to build a jump into this landing. This slide had to be atleast 300 ft. wide. The jump would have been in between the 2 trees on the left. (look close and you can see where we walked out)

I'm Sooooooo happy we are all safe. Kyle, Diggles, Bor, Bosco and I. 

Please be careful out there. Even with low avalanche danger for all elevations and aspects, you never know when one will crack off on you. Always stay prepared for the worst and never let your guard down. 

3 comments:

Diggles said...

SO GNARLY

candyyyasss said...

oh my goodness.

Anonymous said...

glad you guys are safe, keep it easy!
Melinda