It's kinda like the 5/20 thing at Bachelor except not organized at all, and no sleds.
We need to get a fat crew of people to meet up at the Timberline parking lot and hike up a ways to build a kicker. We would just meet in the parking lot and go from there. Everyone bring a shovel your own lunch and whatever else you want to have for a jump session.
We will probably only be hiking a maximum of 15 minutes so it won't be that bad. My friend and I are going to get up there at about six leaving portland at 4:30 so that we can start building before it gets to hot out. One of us will come down to the parking lot at 8:00 to meet up with whoever gets there late and lead them to the jump. We will also have salt so that we won't have to worry about the speed.
If you can come make sure you bring a shovel, your lunch, and lots of water cuz you will get thirsty!
If you think you can come PM me or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the info because this thread was not very well put together.
I would love to be involved, but Alpental is still open, and the bc there has better terrain and a lift on it. So I'm staying here this weekend.
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"i'm convinced you don't know how to turn. only jump over objects as they get in your way." - V.
please bring the following:
-a shovel (you should help set up + diggin is fun)
-change of socks/gloves (all day out there will get you wet)
-food (i aint your mom and neither is anyone else, bring food)
-party supplies (i'll let you do the math on this one)
-sunglasses (goggles suck to chill in all day)
-a camera (gotta capture the action and put it on your myspace, oh wait, i'm old, your young and
facebook is "the shit.")
-sunscreen (or you can burn)
-a baseball hat (look G and stay cool)
-water (dying sucks)
-a backpack (how else ya going to carry all this shit)
Not sure if this applies to where you guys are going but you should know:
A major change in the weather pattern is about to be
experienced over the Northwest Thursday through this weekend.
A strong ridge of high pressure and warm air mass is about to
move over the region. This is expected to cause sunny hot
weather beginning Thursday and continuing through the weekend.
Freezing levels should rise to near or over 15,000 feet over
much of the Northwest by later Thursday and stay nearly that
high through the weekend.
This upcoming hot weather is expected to cause a widespread
spring avalanche cycle in most areas starting Thursday. The
relatively prolonged hot weather should melt and weaken
significant near surface snow and allow melt water to possibly
percolate to deeper older weak layers. This is most likely on
slopes facing the sun but should also be likely on any steep
aspects. Deep avalanches are possible. Some slides may release
to or near the ground, involving the entire winter’s snowpack.
The expected large wet snow avalanches may travel very fast
and run long distances, possibly to lower elevations where
little or no snow cover may remain or to valley floors.
We do not recommend back country travel near any avalanche
terrain Thursday and Friday and possibly through the weekend.
Initially small wet loose avalanches may trigger large and
deeper wet loose or wet slab avalanches. Back country
travelers should also avoid slopes below cornices or gullies
and flat areas below avalanche run out zones. A lack of
refreezing at night may contribute to the avalanche cycle.
Remember that boot or ski penetration of more than a few
inches can indicate snow is becoming significantly unstable on
yea for sure. i can vouch though, i saw the booter later in the day when things got too slow, and it was fucking gnarly. i dunno if guz has a pic from a better angle, but it's not a joke when he wrote 50ft rock drop. if you even come slightly close to not completely clearing. you'll be hitting rocks. i wish i was there to hit it but o well. hopefully this can go down again later this year.