To any new members: Welcome!

Discussion in 'General' started by idsnowghost, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. What a great way to connect in this area, I am really looking for some good snowshoeing hikes. I've been going to a lot of resorts but would like to use my snowshoes instead.
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  2. Bill A.

    Bill A.

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    If you do Facebook, there's a very active "Snowshoe Mt Spokane" group that isn't concerned with the resort and isn't necessarily limited to Mt Spokane.
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  3. MoMarie_

    MoMarie_

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    Just found this awesome community! I'm in the process of relocating to Spokane from Colorado, my winter activities include backcountry skiing (AIARE 1)/ice climbing/mountaineering/in-bounds snowboarding. Looking forward to reading trip reports and gaining experience in my new 'hood!
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  4. Sammyg33

    Sammyg33

    Location:
    Spokane
    Fairly new to the backcountry ski and touring world. Took AIARE I a couple years ago and trying to gain more education/experience through this community!
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  5. Michael

    Michael

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    Been doing a bit of touring up at Mt. Spokane and looking forward to exploring more of the area. Born and raised in Spokane, toured a bit in Montana during college and now back home enjoying the local mountains!

    Michael
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  6. Former GU student, just looking for conditions updates when I visit Spo!
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  7. Hey everyone! My wife and I just moved to the Spokane area (from MN) in June 2020 and are loving it so far. She skis and I snowboard, and we met while instructing at Beaver Creek over a decade ago. We had always envisioned moving back to CO, but after a ton of research, we decided the less-crowded, more laid-back vibe of the Inland Northwest was more our style. No more I-70 chaos to access the goods!

    Anyway, we're both pretty advanced and experienced ability-wise, but we are very new to the backcountry scene. We're still very much in the novice/learning/equipment acquisition/avvy training/route research/etc. part of the journey, and until we do all of that and "know before we go," we won't be venturing out. I figured this site would be an amazing resource for us, though, so I decided to join ASAP as we continue to learn the area and prepare for our new adventures.

    So happy to have discovered this site and such a dedicated and knowledgeable community, and I look forward to all the stoke that awaits once we're good and ready. Thanks, guys!

    Rob
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  8. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Awesome Rob.. I like your thought process. Since many of the Level I classes in the area are done for he season. There are a lot of online learning tools available out there, many are free of charge! Get the gear and begin practicing is a great way to start. Wear you transceiver inbounds for practice and getting used to it.

    Cheers!!
    PP
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  9. Right on, great ideas! Definitely time to start acquiring stuff, learning more, and practicing. Thanks for the reply, my dude!
  10. Hi - I'm really excited to use this site and appreciate all the information it has!
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  11. ErinB

    ErinB

    Location:
    Spokane
    Hey fellow skiers/snowboarders! I am new here - I am hoping to connect with other backcountry skiers/snowboarders, share trip reports, get nerdy with snow science and generally just be safe and have fun out in the snow.
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  12. RadBrad

    RadBrad

    Location:
    Hayden
    Hello Backcountry Skiers,
    This is my first year with touring gear and loving it! Bagged an unnamed mountain east of Lookout Pass two weeks ago. Was great track-able corn snow and the mountain even had a survival storm shelter on top! Bluebird day and did some Go Pro action.
    I was wondering if anybody has any beta on a big peak just off the 90 fwy, East bound, south side about the Cataldo exit. If you've made this drive, you've seen this peak. I'm wondering how accessible it is and how close driving one can approach it. The peak from afar even looks like a ski resort but, isn't. If you've salivated over this backcountry peak and know the one I'm talking about, let me know please! I'm looking for some ideas for a great second day, spring, day, ski tour.
    Thank you!
    Rad Brad
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  13. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Aaaah Yes.. Latour Baldy! So, it is a chore to reach... even with a sled. Although there are logging roads right up in there, they are arduous accesses (one ight think spring time you could drive up, but you'll run into huge sections of North facing snow covered road that will shut you down.

    BTW.. the Trip Report section has many tours listed and you can search by names. I'll get ya started.
    This is the TR for Latour baldy:

    https://www.panhandlebackcountry.com/threads/latour-baldy-3-13-15.1278/#post-4219

    https://www.panhandlebackcountry.com/threads/frost-and-latour-baldy-3-8-18.2081/
  14. cheers to the forum, headed to the Challis area next week from the Bitterroot
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  15. Hello all, just joined. I've recreated in north idaho for years, mostly snowmobiling but looking at touring in the winters. This looks to be a great resource!
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  16. Thanks from MT!
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  17. Got my AAIRE 1 certification this last season. Recently moved to South West Oregon but grew up near the panhandle. Always good to see active members posting safety information and being supportive.

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