September Turns? Check! (PNW Content)

By:  Sam
September 21, 2010 3:10 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

Ben was in town last week on his month long road trip around the country. Though is trip was primarily a climbing and biking one, he wanted to make use of our easy year round access to snow and get some September turns. Allen and I were happy to help him out.

UPDATE – I just added some of my pictures at the bottom… -ben

We got up at 7am, cooked a big breakfast, and casually drove up to Artists Point. A short, mostly flat, hike yielded this:

We had an audience.

The views were pretty good as we climbed out of the valley for a second lap.

We did have to go home eventually though.

…but not before a few final turns.

*This is still “last season” as far as I’m concerned. Though it’s been snowing up high on Baker, we weren’t on new snow and I wouldn’t feel right calling it “next season” until we get some soft new snow under our bases. These were certainly better than my September turns from last year though…. er… earlier this season? This is going to get confusing….

Some more pictures from Ben:

The scenery is just terrible in the PNW…

Kate in front of Mt. Baker

Gearing up at the top of the run. Allen made us wait for a time lapse…

We saw a lot of goats.

Allen slaying suncups

Sam in front of Mt. Shuksan


  1. Ben
    wrote on September 21st, 2010 at 3:49 pm  

    mmm thanks for reminding me of that day!!! those pictures are making the ohio flatlands go by a lot faster ;)

    • Sam
      wrote on September 21st, 2010 at 4:43 pm  

      Driving faster can also help them go by faster.

  2. Beef Wellington III
    wrote on September 21st, 2010 at 6:30 pm  

    I don’t suppose you would consider a gear review? My knowledge of randonee and AT gear is a little lacking, and I’m sure others are curious what you use/recommend as well.


  3. Beef Wellington III
    wrote on September 21st, 2010 at 6:31 pm  

    Ehh….just saw the Dynafit review……duh.

    • Sam
      wrote on September 21st, 2010 at 6:40 pm  

      Heh awesome, I just put that up yesterday. Anything in particular you’d like to see reviewed Mr. Wellington? We’ve got a few more boot reviews in the works, but we’re pretty open to anything after that.

    • Beef Wellington III
      wrote on September 21st, 2010 at 6:44 pm  

      Do any of you guys tele? I’d love to see a tele equipment review, although the AT stuff is excellent as well. Maybe I’ll lock my heel down again this year… :)

    • Ben
      wrote on September 21st, 2010 at 7:45 pm  

      Lionel teles, although I’m not sure what he has for a set-up. I used to tele a lot, but over the past few years I’ve transitioned to almost totally using AT gear for the lightness, performance, and power. When I last tele’d I was on Scarpa T2s and Kharhu 7TMs, but I haven’t followed recent gear advances particularly closely.

  4. jumpin jimmy
    wrote on September 27th, 2010 at 6:20 pm  
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