Spring: From High to Low

By:  Greg
April 17, 2012


It takes an extremely special Completely Average April storm to bring entire chutes “back from the dead”…
back from the dead

back from the dead

And it takes an extraordinarily magnificent Completely Average April storm to bring whole seasons back from the dead as well (just a few degrees colder and we’d have been looking at VTah VII no doubt).
back from the dead

As we descended from high to low back to spring, we realized this storm had been incredibly odd. Upslope snow is usually a middle-of-winter treat, but this storm had “spring” written all over it. The snow was heavy, wet, and pasted into wierd places. We decided we simply had to go back up high–backwards in time–and find out what weird places this storm had put snow in. We wanted to see what other things this spring storm had “brought back from the dead.”
we went back for more fun

But before that could happen… I just had to get these boots off for a second…
i just had to get these boots off

After our break, we sprung back up high, and soon discovered, lines that are usually too tight to hold snow, somehow got filled in by this spring storm.
too tight?

too tight to hold snow

Lines that are too exposed to hold snow, somehow got filled in by this spring storm.
too exposed to hold snow?

Lines that are usually too easily accessible to hold snow, somehow got filled in by this spring storm.
lines that are too picturesque?

too easily accessible?

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28 Comments

  1. SignGuy
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 7:14 pm  
    1

    Nice T.R.! A mixed bag of unusual lines, April variable days and shared photo credits, I like. Corn to be had tomorrow, but does Old Man Winter return for the end of the week!?

    • Lionel Hutz
      wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 7:43 pm  
      2

      Old Man Winter def. isn’t done.

  2. Lionel Hutz
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 7:44 pm  
  3. Peter
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm  
    • Greg
      wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 9:03 pm  
      5

      Spring has sprung? :)

  4. birdman
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 10:07 pm  
    6

    amazing shots with champlain and the dacks in the background! A+

  5. Adrian
    wrote on April 17th, 2012 at 10:21 pm  
    7

    Page 4 and the last shot (who doesn’t love dog high-fives?!) are true winners!!

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 8:28 am  
      8

      you know you’ve won when you are so lucky as to get a high five from a dog… they don’t just give those out for free u know ;) (thanks for reading Adrian!)

    • Adrian
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:21 am  
      9

      And getting kisses is even harder (hah)!

  6. Dwyer
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 6:31 am  
    10

    Double-fisting hot dogs and Greg sporting a white farbag all rolled up into one TR? I never thought I’d see the day.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 7:54 am  
      11

      And that’s just the first page!!

  7. byrne
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 7:48 am  
    12

    Love the TR, thanks for sharing! What a great spring it’s been.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 8:28 am  
      13

      indeed! May the party never end! Thanks for stopping by FIS!!

  8. Peter
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:10 am  
    14

    “Lines that are usually too full of gaper-eating-krumholz to hold snow….we’re actually still too full of gaper-eating-krumholz (and gapers)”

    word.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:12 am  
      15

      :D

      also… corrected the typo now too…

    • Lionel Hutz
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 3:10 pm  
      16

      Hey…I eventually got out.

  9. brizz
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:32 am  
    17

    nice work with the imaging device
    Snow Fun Sun Rinse Repeat

  10. Aaron
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:42 am  
    18

    Awesome Greg, great pics! Makes me feel a little sad inside and a bit ‘snowsick’. How bout one more storm like that Ullr old buddy, old pal??

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 9:44 am  
      19

      thanks man… I hear Ullr likes splashes of PBR… go up to your closest patch of snow and splash it with some PBR… then wash your car…and be sure those snow tires are OFF

  11. powhounddd
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 12:16 pm  
    20

    Rockin TR. My setups aren’t put away, not by a long shot. Bring on the next wave of wintry spring.

  12. JMO
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 1:56 pm  
    21

    Awesome. Just awesome. The only thing not awesome about this TR is the fact that just a few pixels away from each click to the next page, I was forced to stare at photos of Icebreaker Brief man. I am scarred forever and probably won’t be able to hike Mansfield ever again without thinking of a guys crotch. Ick.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm  
      22

      u know u want to click it… xD

  13. mattcolton
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 4:06 pm  
    23

    hey greg, is that nick in the top photo on page three? anyways last week was amazing and i hope to do it again.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm  
      24

      u know… i’m not sure who it is. i blurred the face and desaturated their clothes though so as to make them unrecognizable.

  14. Pat
    wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm  
    25

    You need some Darn Tough socks there.

  15. Jake
    wrote on April 19th, 2012 at 9:58 pm  
    26

    Dude. Those Front 4 lines will not fade from memory. So fast. Great TR. Yay for Spring, hope more white is in store for the EC.

  16. MICKY O (ILOVE2SKI)
    wrote on April 21st, 2012 at 7:58 pm  
    27

    Finally got around to reading this. Great pics as always!

    • Anonymous
      wrote on April 27th, 2012 at 10:30 am  
      28

      me too! wow.. great read!!

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