Went on a solo adventure to NH to shred some steep corn snow. Here is a peek of what it was like.
Headed over to NH for a day to explore around and see how things were looking up high. The wind had been really strong for sometime so we didn’t know what we were going to find. Happy to find that the base was pretty good all the way to the parking lot and we wouldn’t be hiking out. We took to the skinner and found a couple lines to boot up. The sun was in and out and the wind were still cranking on the ridge. The conditions were extremely firm, windboard, chalky like snow, but just enough to hold an edge on so we could make turns.
After a fun day of splitboarding and surfing my friend Nick and I decided to take a day off. Only to prepare for a backpacking trip on Catalina Island. We did some research and planned out a 30 mile hike over 3 three days and 2 nights. We took a ferry into Two Harbors from San Pedro and left Catalina from Avalon into Dana Point. The pink on the map below is where we hiked. And bright yellow spots are where we camped along the way.
After setting foot in Two Harbors we quickly found the $13.99 breakfast buffet right off the dock where we decided to drink coffee and fill our bellies before our long hike to Ben Weston beach.
Along the way……
Little Harbor and Shark Harbor was pretty awesome, we took in some views, filled our water bottles, took some pictures and headed off since we still had a couple hours of hiking left before we got to our final destination. Here is what Little/Shark Harbor looked like.
It appeared someone was down at the beach already. Turned out to be a couple older guys surfing the nice swell. They were super nice, filled us in on some local secrets, gave us some pre-made breakfast burritos, then took off. Burritos were much better than my oatmeal.
We left the Trans Catalina Trail back in little harbor, so we could hit our detour at Ben Weston, now we had to take another detour to get back to the main trail. This alternate route brought us by a really cool vineyard, which I was glad we didn’t miss.
Now we had to stumble our way to BlackJack campground.
Then there was this guy. He was pretty close, so I didn’t want to hang out to long. Just enough time to say hello and snap a few pics.
After a rapid warm up and bad avalanche conditions, I decided to try some fly fishing near Mammoth. My options near by were Hot Creek and The Upper Owens River. Both are remarkable places to fish, with breath taking views of the Eastern Sierra Mtns.
I am very new to fly fishing and have lots to learn, but did manage to land a few in the net. I used barbless hooks, and released all the fish I caught.
After looking at this line several times in the past I was very eager to get to ride it with powder. Josh, Nick, Leb, & myself set off on this mission during the second day of Tailgating June. We had to venture a bit further for this one.
Over 3000′ vert of climbing and it was time to drop in…
Lucky for us we still had 2000′ of turns to get back to the car.
Another great day touring around June with a solid crew of splitters. Thanks Guys!