Stevens PK Tour

Discussion in 'Touring Partners' started by PowderPanda, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Hey folks… We want to get a little continent of Panhandle peeps to go on a tour to Stevens PK about the first weekend or 2nd weekend in May. We are looking for a nice sunny day to get in there. The objective is to get to the back to the couloir or big snowfields that flank it.

    Crampons may be useful…

    Get on here and give a shout out if you'd like to head out. This is one spot I have not gotten to and would love to.
  2. k.p0w

    k.p0w

    Location:
    CDA
    I would love to go! I'm free on Sundays only both of those weekends if it works out!
    Jason
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  3. Garret

    Garret

    Location:
    Hayden, ID
    I've been planning to do the same thing so I'm totally in! But i'm really limited as far as dates, i only have the 2nd saturday in may open for those weekends
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  4. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    JasonK and Garrett, we will make updates as we get closer. It will mostly come down to weather conditions for when we get back there.

    Took this pic of it today from Un-Named peak above Glidden lake! Her belly looks full!! IMG-20140425-00085.jpg
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  5. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    Might be interested the 1st weekend the second is definitely Thompson Pass, if it isn't open the 1st weekend in May.
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  6. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Hey Teledance.. Glad to see you back from the sunny side of the world!!
    I also want to get in Thompson Pass as well.. I know Mike is dying to hit it.
  7. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    Still down S. back Friday. Looking forward to hiking off some Vaca fat..
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  8. I would be interested to get out anywhere the second sunday in May. I will keep checking back.
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  9. I might be able to swing this! I have my new split board back from Jones (actually upped the model year for me, to a '14.) I still have to put my bindings on the board. Ideally, I would like to get up to Lookout for a "test n' tune" session, so that I don't slow others down, fiddling with bindings etc. (different set-back between the model years..)
  10. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Bobby… What bindings are you using?
  11. Panda, I am rocking the Sparks Afterburners. Not difficult to set up (I love these bindings and will probably rock the One Binding system on my resort boards, to be able to run the Sparks on them too.)
  12. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Nice… Love my Sparks too.. I have Karakorums too.. But they break every other tour. Also a new company out of NZ (Ranger Bindings) is making a binding that he is behind on due to one man show. I'll have them at some point to try and destroy.. LoL If it lasts a season with me.. It's good stuff!
    I just got some TLT6 Mountains too..Have 2 days on it, but still working on the binding interface. I also need new soft board boots as all mine have hit the wall. Get out with us so we can talk split gear.. Most everyone is a ski tourer, so it's nice to talk split board gear. lol
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  13. Sounds like a plan! I have never done any real super late season touring. Any advice for wax, other than warm temp stuff? I am running the Sparks version of the G3 skins and have found them to still leave a little residue after pulling the skins off. If bad, I will use a little rub on flouro.

    Sorry, if this is a highjack of the thread!
  14. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Hertyl Spring Solution, $50 a whack.. but the best stuff besides Zardoz rub on.

    Do tyou have tail clips on your skins? If not.. get some soon. Tailclips are life savers!!

    That's OK to highjack.. We're not anal about how threads go! LoL
  15. idsnowghost

    idsnowghost Staff Member

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    Don't worry about the residue, it skis off quickly.

    Spring Solution works great. Once the snow consolidates your enemies are more tree pollen and dirt, rather than slushy snow. This wax works great for filthy snow.

    For pure slush, I haven't found anything better than Butter. It's a soft rub-on wax overlay and lasts for a few runs: http://www.dominatorwax.com/products/butter
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  16. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    OK.. Back to topic,LOL Steven's Pk is probably gonna be a no go for this Sunday. With the high temps and rain, will probably be kinda nasty out there.
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  17. idsnowghost

    idsnowghost Staff Member

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    Stevens Peak is still loaded, and we are still trying to find the right weekend day for this.

    5/12:
    stevenspeak.jpg

    Yesterday from the South:
    stevens.jpg
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  18. Garret

    Garret

    Location:
    Hayden, ID
    Oh man that first pic looks like it is still so sick! Would anyone be interested in going midweek sometime next week whenever weather is looking decent?
  19. idsnowghost

    idsnowghost Staff Member

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    I might be down for that, Garret. Any days you are looking at?

    stevensmay17.jpg
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  20. Garret

    Garret

    Location:
    Hayden, ID
    I was thinking possibly tomorrow or thursday

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