Tahoe North Shore Dawn Patrol Group- Photo Highlights of the 2015-2016 Ski Season

 

“The sun is new each day.”

-Heraclitus

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Sara BC with the picture perfect tele slash

In Tahoe we have an ever-growing group of backcountry skiers who are, nearly always, looking to get out for an early morning ski. The group text circulates in the evening and we all re-calculate what time our employers will really NEED each of us to show up tomorrow morning.

“Yeah, I think we can squeeze a quick ‘dawn patrol’ ski tour in, but we’ll have to start really early…”

These are some of the best photos from those early morning ski laps, while we bide our time waiting to get going with more of the same!

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Sara H. stepping up Tallac
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Zack and Sara on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe with fresh powder falling
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Sunrise starts!
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Lake Tahoe – South Lake and Emerald Bay
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Eric looking good dropping a knee on Tallac
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Stefan with the accidental air bag deployment
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South Lake powder turns for Lindsay’s birthday!
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My favorite skier!
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Someone tried to leave their mark all around my skis!
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Zack and Stefan looking strong
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Sunrise made a lot easier!
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Sara powder farming on Tallac’s upper bowl
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Lindsay looking out over Lake Tahoe
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Zack and Sara
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Winter is so dark and dreary in Tahoe
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Pre-dawn starts by headlamp to get the goods
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Dave demonstrating the perfect turn
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Dougie-Fresh laying down a deep powder turn with Tele-the pup riding on back!
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Windy transition from skins to skis while seeking shelter just below the summit
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Allison enjoying amazing conditions!
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Sara BC gliding through the trees
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DeVries looking pro on Tahoe’s West Shore
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Lindsay, yelling at me about something…
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Stefan, making it look easy
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Lindsay’s not a snowboarder anymore!
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…another walk in the neighborhood
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Andrew striding up into the wind
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Sara and Lindsay layering up on Relay’s summit
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…someone took a picture of me
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Lindsay and Sara BC warming up to the sunrise
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Zack looks out from Relay
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It’s hard to capture a really great run in photographs. This was about to be one of the best runs of the season…
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…looking back at my tracks on the climb up for another lap
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Zack dropping into the line seen below, his are the perfect symmetric turns off the summit
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…an amazing day in the Mt Rose backcountry
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Mt Tallac
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Group shot on Ralston
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Andrew with the powder slash on Tahoe’s West Shore
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Desolation ski by boat!
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Andrew in the sun flare headed back up towards the Bronco Chutes
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Ryan leading the charge up Ralston
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Andrew ripping skins overlooking Lake Tahoe
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Zack on his (something like) 115th day backcountry skiing of the 2015-2016 season!
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Early morning up-ski
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Sara BC collecting the debris from my yard sale crash…
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Zack and Sara
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Waiting for our boat taxi with Ralston in the background
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…picking the line back up…
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…some fine Tahoe skiing!
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Lindsay and Sara BC climbing up Relay’s ridge

 

 

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  1. Kick-ass expose! Loved all the pics, smiles, and killer turns. Special group, special place…inspiring for sure!

    On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 9:08 AM, Many Steps Make Mountains wrote:

    > manystepsmakemountains posted: ” “The sun is new each day.” > -Heraclitus In Tahoe we have an ever-growing group of backcountry skiers > who are, nearly always, looking to get out for an early morning ski. The > group text circulates in the evening a” >

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