Too stoked to have our own area on Newschoolers, goes to show how rad the site is! To share the stoked here's some photos of early season touring. Can't wait to get out and do some more! Just bought a few new camera batteries, the cold will not win again.
On Saturday we went out to check out the Angel Slides in the Adirondacks. The snow started to feel sketchy about halfway up so we dug a second pit and got ETC11 Q1 about 60cm from the top of the profile, and made the very easy decision to turn around. On our way out, and once in safer terrain, we found a nice waterfall begging to be jumped off of, so we did!
On the first day of my trip we toured around Portillo. The conditions were excellent, with a pow run and a soft crud run, both leading to Portillo's beautiful Laguna del Inca. There were rocks, but they weren't really a factor.
After staying in the cabin of a Chilean mountain club, we spent Friday near Portillo getting the truck stuck, and losing an iPhone 6 in the process of digging it out.
After Portillo, I decided to go to Chillan with one of the others in our group. We drove through the night and arrived in Chillan Saturday morning. In Chillan we slept in the van and toured for three days. The snow was good as well and we climbed/skied 97% of Volcan Chillan Nuevo. After skiing I hitchhiked back to town and took an overnight bus back to my city, arriving just in time for a meeting at the office.