Mountainwatch | Video
The following comes by way of Jones Snowboards. It’s a beautiful ode to some of the most pristine places in California’s High Sierra and proves you don’t need powder in the mountains to have a good time.
Below are some extracts from the crew responsible.
Words by Dave Faustini & Photos by Andrew Miller
Fishing and snowboarding are synonymous with life for many who reside in this corridor known as the Eastside. Jimmy Goodman and I are no exception here. We are dedicated frothers when it comes to backcountry snowboarding and high alpine fishing. Each year when the springtime comes around we load up our multi-day packs with all things necessary to spend a week in the high mountains in search of couloirs to carve and golden trout to cast to.
This year’s crew consisted of Jimmy and I, joined by Billy Anderson, Andrew Miller, Greg Weaver and Joey Maiz. After an alpine start reminiscent of a big winter objective we found ourselves taking our first break as we watched the orange glow of the first light creeping down the granite walls of a nearby peak. While the team’s objectives were to carve and cast, I held my own list of unspoken objectives. To bring this experience to its fullest potential I would give equal attention to the lush meadows, blooming wildflowers, meandering streams, jagged skylines, cotton candy sunsets, mid-day naps, and plentiful snacks.
“No matter the season or activity, any time spent in the mountains, unplugged with friends, will always be the most rewarding things in my life” – Jimmy Goodman
See the full adventure here.