Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hitting the G-Spot

Posted By on Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Seeing mtskier's shred vid on the first pow of the year in Lolo Pass makes me feel ill. It looks like he found the G-Spot spot in it's prime and I want a piece for myself. Cosmically my homie Mr. Jenkins is riding the same wave. A quick binding adjustment and less than an hour drive from Missoula toward the Idaho border put us in it to win it. We find a well established skin track about 1pm on Monday and cross paths with only one other skier at the beginning of the hike.

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He's on the way down from a last lap ( #6 ) after camping the night before. The beta, "its cold and windy up top, but the snow is incredible". A mostly blown out skin track takes us straight up the main ridge and into some funky round towering rock formations classic to this area.

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After a stop for water we continue to the top and rip skins in waist deep cold dry white powder. Giddy to find skis on our feet again, Mr. Jenkins and I take quick look around at the scenery and point it downhill. The cruise begins in medium spaced trees and small glades packed with pow.

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Halfway down our inaugural drop we pull out of a gully and hit a rad line of little pillow airs built up on knee-high stumps and downed trees. Whoop! Whoop! On our second descent I find a sweet gap off a boulder over the skin track down into another beautiful little meadow filled with untracked pow. Two laps leave us exhausted and ecstatic. La Nina 2, its on.

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