I bought used AT skis but now need boots

Discussion about winter adventure sports in the Sierra Nevada mountains including but not limited to; winter backpacking and camping, mountaineering, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc.
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Re: I bought used AT skis but now need boots

Post by overheadx2 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:59 pm

Harlen, when you boot down a slope such as la Conte, I assume the snow is pretty deep. Do you trade out boots and snow shoe down or just post hole or glissade down? Phil








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Re: I bought used AT skis but now need boots

Post by Harlen » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:11 pm

overheadx2 asks:
Harlen, when you boot down a slope such as la Conte, I assume the snow is pretty deep. Do you trade out boots and snow shoe down or just post hole or glissade down? Phil
On this April trip, when it got steep (see pic) we just booted down from seeming safe point to safe point. There was a bit of avie risk that day, and that helped us decide to take the skis off. I can often find a way to ski down steeper terrain using long traverses, but not with slide potential high.

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Beautiful ski slope for somebody.
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