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Bushwacker is... The Booger.

post #1 of 21
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I got done with work early today. Apparently, there is grass showing down South, so nobody is skiing anymore. No lessons = time for me to go explore the mountain. I only brought my little camera because I thought I was going solo and it was cloudy. But BWPA is always game so....

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We probably picked up as much radiation as the guys at Fukushima Daichi.

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Almost there.

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Josh drops in. It was really steep. Kinda hard to get pictures.

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Josh just above the "you really don't want to fall here zone". He may have gotten a picture of this. It had a neat little archway that led to the next stretch.

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It was icy and mostly survival type skiing, but there were turns sometimes. Of course, I missed most of them.

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Still kinda tricky but you wouldn't die if you fell here.

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Decent snow on the little runout apron.

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Edited by epic - 3/31/11 at 4:04pm
post #2 of 21

Awesome but is that even skiing anymore?   Or just daredevil mountaineering while handicapping yourself with 200cm planks on your feet...you know for a lil' more challenge?

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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

Awesome but is that even skiing anymore?   Or just daredevil mountaineering while handicapping yourself with 200cm planks on your feet...you know for a lil' more challenge?



Looks like skiing to me. (And I'm sure that linked turns were had by all once the narrow spot was past.)  I think your racing focus is showing.

 

post #4 of 21
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Richie - the answer is "because it's there".

post #5 of 21
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Awesome but is that even skiing anymore?   Or just daredevil mountaineering while handicapping yourself with 200cm planks on your feet...you know for a lil' more challenge?


I am quite sure 200cm ski wouldnt go but 177 did.

 

post #6 of 21

 

 

For hundreds of years: Sliding On Snow = Skiing


Edited by CHRISfromRI - 4/6/11 at 8:22pm
post #7 of 21

Richie- yep, that's skiing for sure!  In many parts of the world, this is exactly skiing!  We all get our kicks from different aspects and challenges in skiing. For me personally, I don't enjoy skiing groomers or racing, it doesn't do anything for me really, this ^ kind of skiing is exactly what many of us like. Ask a skier like Davenport about this. If you ever get the chance, you should try it, You might find the challenges: mentally as well as physically more rewarding and even much more demanding.  

post #8 of 21
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I am quite sure 200cm ski wouldnt go but 177 did.

 


 

Plake would do it with 220 SG skis.

 

Way to get after it.

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Plake would do it with 220 SG skis.

 

 

While doing ballet moves?
 

 

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ohh slammmm.........  The trump card has been played....  Nice!biggrin.gif
 

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Plake would do it with 220 SG skis.

 

Way to get after it.



 

post #11 of 21
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Did anyone "get" my title? Well, didja? When it clears up, I'll take a picture that shows the whole line.

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Did anyone "get" my title? Well, didja? When it clears up, I'll take a picture that shows the whole line.



You mean that infectious snot colored ice formation?

post #13 of 21
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You mean that infectious snot colored ice formation?


Nope.

 

post #14 of 21
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Did anyone "get" my title? Well, didja? When it clears up, I'll take a picture that shows the whole line.



Epic,

 

Assuming "booger" is a reference to the nose and that is a feature of mountain man sleeping on his back at Mt. Mansfield, I'm assuming the run you took starts near the nose of the sleeper. I had some education from a Stowe local, as you may very well recall, a few weeks ago. Just guessing, but the Stowe trail in the background of the place of a death fall is lower Nose Dive. Were you on the highest section of the original Nose Dive trail that is now above what we know as Nose Dive and above the tram?

post #15 of 21
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There ya go. We were like boogers dripping out of the nose. Started at the very top of the old Nosedive (never been up there before) and dropped onto the upper reaches of the Toll Road. It's a cool looking line and I've been waiting for years to try it.

post #16 of 21
OK, I'm claiming my prize. Next year, I'll return and you can teach me some more Mt. Mansfield lore. (But not on that run, I'm afraid of the booger man!) He may be a friend to you and BWPA, but, to us mere mortals........
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OK, I'm claiming my prize. Next year, I'll return and you can teach me some more Mt. Mansfield lore. (But not on that run, I'm afraid of the booger man!) He may be a friend to you and BWPA, but, to us mere mortals........


OK, you're on.

post #18 of 21

No I didn't get the reference, but I'm familiar with the nose, chin, etc. So that crazy 'daredevil mountaineering...', ' because it's there' descent is part of a ski trail cut in the 1940s and presumably skied back then on the old gear?

 

Skiing isn't what it used to be...

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

No I didn't get the reference, but I'm familiar with the nose, chin, etc. So that crazy 'daredevil mountaineering...', ' because it's there' descent is part of a ski trail cut in the 1940s and presumably skied back then on the old gear?

 

Skiing isn't what it used to be...


No, it isn't. It' just happens to start near a trail cut in the 40's that goes the other way.

post #20 of 21

Ah, you took the other nostril!

post #21 of 21
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The Booger is the line running right to left under the bigger antenna. Apparently there are three chutes there that get skied (the other two clearly need far more snow) and collectively they are called the Cancer Chutes because of a sign that used to be there warning you abut the radiation from the antennae.

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