GABE TAYLOR CHECKS IN WITH SOME PHOTOS
What's up all.
Thought I'd share a snapshot of the new Snowboarder magazine photo annual. They ran a photo I'm pretty stoked on. This photo was taken at the end of the longest day ever. Photographer Kevin Westenbarger and I got on our snowmobiles at 5am and rode out to these spines I found to shoot some sunrise stuff. It worked out great and one of the photos has already been run. Feeling the flow of a decent day in the making we rode down into Reds Meadow where there was a line I wanted to ride. It took about an hour and a half to hike to the top but I was yelling "dropping" for the fifth time of the day and it was only 10am. The line was a bit gnarlier then I thought it'd be and a ton of sluff was racing me down the whole thing. The main cliff I wanted to hit flew by me and by that time I knew I'd blown it. It was still a fun run and it was great to ride something new. Not sure that line has been ridden too many times.
Ready to call it a day we thought we'd scope this jump spot on the way home, and to our surprise it looked sweet! We started to build and called some bros to come session with us(literally bros, brothers Alex and Jared Dawoud). They lagged a bit and we didn't start sessioning until an hour before dark. This ended up working out great as the sunset light was all time. Interesting anecdotes: I was in Tahoe the day before and the snow was soooo shitty. Hot, hot, hot pow so I came back to Mammoth with plans to leave for Canada or somewhere. Kevin called when I was driving down and motivated me to get up early with him and at least give it a shot. The guy is a machine. You'll also notice the cool orange jacket I'm wearing, it's a puffy. Kevin felt it popped more than all my others. So I spent all day hiking in a puffy coat, and lost about 10 pounds.
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