April 2012 archive

Soldier Mountain Area Exploration Trek

Activity Type: Back Country Skiing, Level of Difficulty: Very difficult, due to length of approach and potential avalanche terrain Mountain Range or Region: Soldier, State: ID, Country: USA Vertical: GPS data = 2,275, Planned vertical = 3,900. Distance: 9.1 Miles This “adventure” is a report of a training and exploration trek that I just completed …

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Camels Back to Watchman Mountain Bike Loop

Activity Type: Mountain Biking Date of ride: April 21, 2012 Trail System: Ridge to Rivers (Boise, ID) Level of Difficulty: Difficult, 2,500 ft of climbs, steep terrain in the Watchman area, and very steep DH on Trail 6. Mountain Range or Region: Boise Front  State: WY  Country: USA Total vertical gain: 2,500 ft. Distance: 19.7 miles. Equipment …

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Bogus Basin OB Trek

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing • Date of trip: April 7, 2012 • Level of Difficulty: D5 due to rock outcrops and steep gullies. Pitches in the 30-40 degree range. • Mountain Range or Region: Boise Front, State: ID, Country: USA • Total vertical: 1,717 ft. • Equipment Used: Rossignol Scratch BC’s 185cm with G3 Onyx …

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Winter Mountain Biking on Hardguy – Boise, Idaho

Normally, this time of year I wouldn’t even be on my mountain bike. I’d be up skiing and looking for some fresh powder runs. But this winter was different. We basically had no snow well into January.  This ride was done on January 13th, 2012. Although there was snow on the upper sections of the …

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