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Cinco de Mayo and Corn Harvesting in Jackson Hole 5-5-2011

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The camera had a batterial malfunction this morning, so there aren't very many photos.

 

I've been out of town for a couple of weeks and am just now getting back into ski mode.  There is more snow in the mountains than I've ever seen for this late in the spring.  We skinned up from the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and skied Upper Gros Ventre and Slalom runs.  

 

Part way down, this guy came skinning up to us:

 

tommy Moe Skinning.jpg

 

For those of you who don't recognize him (or can't even see him considering he's wearing camo), that's Tommy Moe.  He asked me whether the skiing was "a 9 or is it a 10?".  My response was 9.3 on a scale of 10.  It would have been 10 if we'd had about 3,000 more vertical feet of it.  The skiing was fantastic.

 

Here's the girls skinning:

 

Kay Ruthie Karen Skinning.jpg

 

And the only photos of anyone skiing are actually of me.  I hiked a little further up and came out of the trees onto this totally smooth, totally white expanse of snow:

 

Bob Skiing Gros Ventre2.jpg

 

There's nothing smoother than skiing perfect corn snow late in the spring.

 

Bob Skiing Gros Ventre3.jpg

 

And here I am dropping onto the road cut at the South Pass Traverse:

 

Bob Skiing Gros Ventre4.jpg

 

On the way down, we came across Pepi Stiegler skinning up.  That means we saw not one but two former Olympic Gold Medalist alpine skiers on the hill today.

 

Fun stuff.

 

 

 

post #2 of 12

Very Nice.

 

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In their prime, who da won the skin climb, Tommy or Pepi?  That would be quite a race I am sure.

 

I've been getting a bit of the same out in Tahoe, but a little too warm this morning.  I had to abort the mission early.  Looked more like I shoulda been water-skiing.

Jakes aborted mission 006.JPG

 

Gotta luv the corn!

 

Thanks,

JF

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We are hoping for this on Loveland pass tomorrow. I dont think their we will see Tommy Moe though

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me mucho gusto! Muy bien. 

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Another month, another Bob Peters trip report.  Keep em coming.  Looks like you might not have to hike too far for June's slush run.

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In their prime, who da won the skin climb, Tommy or Pepi?  That would be quite a race I am sure.

 


It would be, wouldn't it?  I think my money would be on Pepi in a prime-to-prime race, but I'll bet it would pretty darned close.

 

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Another month, another Bob Peters trip report.  Keep em coming.  Looks like you might not have to hike too far for June's slush run.

 

The way things are going, it might be a really short hike.  Yesterday, we skied all the way down to about 50 feet from the tram station at the bottom.  It's unheard of to have this much snow this late in the year.
 

 

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We are hoping for this on Loveland pass tomorrow. I dont think their we will see Tommy Moe though



 We expect a trip report before you leave Utah.

 

Mike

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It would be, wouldn't it?  I think my money would be on Pepi in a prime-to-prime race, but I'll bet it would pretty darned close.

 

 

The way things are going, it might be a really short hike.  Yesterday, we skied all the way down to about 50 feet from the tram station at the bottom.  It's unheard of to have this much snow this late in the year.
 

 



 

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You could ski across the bridge?

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Was doing cycles on chair #23 Drop Out and Wipe Out and could of swore I saw Glenn Plake rippin it.....not quite famous Mammoth corn yet....(Friday night a week ago was 11 degrees!) but corn's a comin to Mammoth! Warmer this week

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 We expect a trip report before you leave Utah.

 

Mike




I was in Colorado already, still am just nowhere near mountain right now.

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