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February 20, 2020

Location: EastSide (East Side of Rubies, East Side of South Rubies, East Side of East Humboldts)

Conditions: Rain affect down low, transitioning to windboard, windbuff, and full on powpow at higher elevations. Mostly staying cold, especially on North aspects and at elevation. Snowpack is sitting about average, which translates to...

April 13, 2019

Location: Ruby Mountains, specifically Right Fork Lamoille Canyon 

Conditions: Wonderful bluebird spring pow, crunchy/crusty down low transitioning to blower up high.

Story: Mt. Gilbert has been on my list of dream lines since I first set eyes on it years ago. It's a huge glacial horn that appears spectacular from State Route 227 (Lamoille R...

February 21, 2018

After a return from Japan (land of the ever-deepening powder), I was slightly unimpressed by the dismal conditions in Tahoe.  This was both a blessing and a curse, as I felt uninspired to go skiing, but was substantially less distracted from getting work done.  Nonetheless, my spell of hard work was quickly broken by Presidents Day, and th...

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