Posts Tagged ‘White River Canyon’

A Windy Tour to End 2014

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Mount Hood from White River Canyon

Mount Hood from White River Canyon

 

 

Enjoyed a windy cool day in White River Canyon the other day with a couple buddies.

Despite the cold active wind loading we managed to snake our way along the southwest edge and crossed one covered drainage to a minor moraine  that consisted of a healthy mix of wind-loaded drops, icy wind battered crests with pockets of wind sculpted powder.

I attempted to get one small wind-loaded SW aspect test slope to slide, but it presented with stability for my weight.  The angle was about 34 degrees and above tree line.  Lower down in the trees on a SSW 35 degree slope  I walked or wallowed through the crest of a waist deep sheltered powder slope, the slope had sparse anchors and I could not feel any inconsistencies.

If you venture into the backcountry, you need to learn about the avalanche dragons and how to avoid the Human Factors that put you in danger.

To set you down the right path to a long enjoyable backcountry life, get the knowledge of the dragons and human factors here:

Avalanche Center, also provides sales of required gear such as Beacons at the Avalanche Center Store.

For an intro into the condition we call the Human Factor, take a look at what Powder Online produced with the help of Black Diamond and those souls that were willing to share there full story so that we can all learn and improve our backcountry safety..  It is the Human Factor.

Get the latest avy forecast from the Northwest Avalanche Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A View of Hood

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
A view of Hood from Road 1200 near the Grouse Vista TH.

A view of Hood from Road 1200 near the Grouse Vista TH.

 

The only non-iPhone shot I got today while out on Silver Star Mountain today.    It was a chilly one, if I had more time I would have gone for a pano with the GigaPan.  Another time perhaps.

 

Excited for my webmaster to get this restructuring of my site complete.  I thank him for the work he does with the themes on this site.  We will be going with a lighter theme soon.

 

Don’t forgot to contact me directly for any prints of my photos.

 

Here’s some older photos to enjoy:

 

A shot of the North Face and Cooper Spur

A shot of the North Face and Cooper Spur

 

Eric Spence checking the goods. White River Canyon 2012/2013 Season

Eric Spence checking the goods. White River Canyon 2012/2013 Season

 

Unknown snowboarder Loveland Pass 2011

Unknown snowboarder Loveland Pass 2011

 

Mount Shuksan ~2007

Mount Shuksan ~2007

 

whoa...GigaPan 2008 Yosemite from the xRez Yosemite Extreme Pano Project

whoa…GigaPan 2008 Yosemite from the xRez Yosemite Extreme Pano Project

 

 

Mount, my first pano ever taken 2007

Mount, my first pano ever taken 2007

 

Now 2012 it got put here in the stairwell to the Raven’s Nest at Timberline Lodge:

Thank you to my Wife for clicking the shutter...however, it's a bit difficult to pre-focus at f/2.8 when you're not in the frame.  Thank you to my Grandpa for the much taller tripod!

Thank you to my Wife for clicking the shutter…however, it’s a bit difficult to pre-focus at f/2.8 when you’re not in the frame. Thank you to my Grandpa for the much taller tripod!

 

 

Well, that went to random places…..

A few new images

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

 

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Check out some of the new images in my Sports gallery.  I’m still drooling over how great the snow was this last week in White River Canyon on Mount Hood.  It was amazing getting out there with my Brother.

 

 

White River Canyon

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

A good ski tour of White River Canyon today with my brother. The conditions were great. However, I noticed a few other groups out there that were not using safe travel protocols to avoid a multiple burial avalanche. There was also an event in Colorado’s Sawatch range recently.  Constantly re-evaluate what you already know about avalanches.  If you don’t know anything about them and want to play in the winter wonderland, the Avalanche Institute   and Avalanche Center provides a great start.