Lucas Waachs boosting a 360 at Tumalo Mountain in Central Oregon. Scott Rowley watches in awwww!
Scott Rowley, Lucas Waachs, Paul Clark from Black and Red Photography and Larry Mclaughlin an REI cinematographer made the most out of this weekends snow conditions in the the beautiful backcountry of the Central Oregon Cascades. There adventure started on Saturday at the Tumalo Mountain Trailhead where they checked all their gear, confirmed the weekend plan and set out for what would be more than an epic experience.
The four man team skinned to the top of Tumalo Mountain, a roughly 2 mile treck. Both Scott and Lucas had a spot in mind that would suffice for both camp and one massive ski jump. The camp spot quickly evolved into a fortress that would protect them from the storm that rolled in Saturday evening. A storm that brought wind, light snow and real cold temperatures. Most of the crew was protected from the low temperatures by sleep in a snow cave that was roughly 32 degrees all night.
This morning brought beautiful blue bird skies, a few inches of new snow and several hours of complete peace in the back bowl of Tumalo Mountain. Scott and Lucas hiked the jump they had built for several hours before calling it a day. Enjoy the photos and be on the look out for the next episode of the REI Member Stories.
Video from our adventure at Tumalo Mountain in Central Oregon
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