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[TR] Wallowa and Elkhorn Range- McCully Basin and Angel Basin 1/9/2005

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Climb: Wallowa and Elkhorn Range-McCully Basin and Angel Basin

 

Date of Climb: 1/9/2005

 

Trip Report:

The past few months I have been absorbed in 'living the dream' as me and my co-workers at mt. b refer to working at the resort. Unfortunately, this year, living the dream has come at a high price... long hours at the mountian, numerous angry lift served peeps, and not a whole lot of quality on snow time (not to mention not much time to spray either).

 

Indeed, the dream had consumed so much of my time, a venture into the magical land of snow and rock was long overdue. So when thrashador extended an invite to go play in NE oregon, I was in.

 

The adventure was pure delight from start to finish. Freshies, friends, more freshies, and long-john funk; who could ask for more. So, for your viewing pleasure, I present:

 

Time 2 Trip

quicktime 6.4mb right mouse click save target as

 

NE Oregon is freaking shwanko friends, get some!

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music credit kind of too small to read at the end:

"ride" by- robert bradley's backwater surprise

 

dave-

this hut/yurt tour is run by Connelly Brown at Wallowa Alpine Huts (www.wallowahuts.com). They run tours up to McCully Basin (better terrain imho) and fully guide the trips and really provide a great trip. We did spot rodger at the bakery in Joseph so he's still running the tent cabins at wing ridge.

 

and yes it is a LONG drive to get there, and the drive home with dense freezing fog sucked major ass, but man there is some great skiing over there. granted we didn't get the 19'+ of snow, the 18"+ we got was freaking fantastic

 

i'll post some stills that show the love.

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Great flick! fruit.gif

Here's a buncha stillz to help complete the picture...

We took a "shortcut" out of Pendleton to avoid the big rigs and Cabbage Hill: 2135image01.jpg

 

The temps were cold and the flakes were flying as we neared Elgin:

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My new fave brew is TG Festive Ale; it has the body of a supermodel, the taste of ambrosia and makes you happy lickety-split:

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The Wallowa yurtmeister demonstrated some tricks of his trade: 2135image04.jpg

 

Wallowa storm skiing:

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Remember kids that it's wise to re-glue before this happens to you. "So, how do you like your skins...?" 2135image06.jpg

 

Sunset storm skiing: 2135image07.jpg

 

Axismundi takes an unexpected 5 after rippin' Humble Pie: 2135image08.jpg

 

Day 2 and more fluff:

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When the wife's not around a cute, blonde...lab will do: 2135image10.jpg

 

The Coug wanted in bad: 2135image11.jpg

 

Mellow man Morgan showed us how it's done:

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The telelelling yurtmeister reaped the benefits of the big kahuna: 2135image13.jpg

 

The big line specialist's über snow hound Ally: 2135image14.jpg

 

"You're probably wondering why I've gathered you all here today..." 2135image15.jpg

 

Biiiiiiiiiiiill's snooooooooow guaaaaaaaaage: 2135image16.jpg

 

A little brekky with big Americans in the North Powder, Oregon truck stop café: 2135image17.jpg

 

18-wheel patriots: 2135image18.jpg

 

Elkhorn Mountains sunrise: 2135image19.jpg

 

Quoth the champagne of gapers, "Sick lines await us over yonder...w00t"

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Volcaneers resist switchbacks: 2135image21.jpg

 

Pink & Periwinkle batchy Haute Couture: 2135image22.jpg

fshrgrl trax:

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"It was just what I needed and more than I could have hoped for." -sb mushsmile.gif

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Welcome oh great portal - there is much for you to enjoy here!

Great trip boys, thanks for the fun and good times. But a warning to all who travel to the mighty mountains of the Elkhorn range: there's a special kind of tree there that is known to mysteriously and unexpectedly jump into one's powder path, beware... cantfocus.gif

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Damn Tim,

Youz all foun' 'da GOODS! Fine nice vid too. Still had that poo eatin' grin today didn ca? Bastaad! cheeburga_ron.gif

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all mighty chiznitch, how may i make the trip report more burly, less gay. Was it my pink belt? Don't hate on my mad steez

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Aren't you guys a little old for the Cali Bro-Bra lingo? Livin the

dream at Bachelor, is that posssible? shocked.gif

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Aren't you guys a little old for the Cali Bro-Bra lingo? Livin the

dream at Bachelor, is that posssible? shocked.gif

 

hey Bro' your only as old as you feel. LTD (livin' the dream) is as real as it gets at Bachy.

we here are keepin' it real 24/7 wink.gif

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grrreat video mr. t. hope bachelor did not get hit too bad by the giant hairdryer the past few days. mt hood is looking a little stark on the ridges this morning.

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