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post #91 of 116

I feel like my Mother's Day lasted until today. Godchild took me to lunch and then I finally took my own mother to dinner.

 

I've only got pictures from down on the beach. Hope to see some more action shots from the top.

 

Betsy

 

Little Sloan

 

 

 

 

Fair2Middlin and BounceSwoosh

 

Fair2Middlin - Does he win the prize for travelling the farthest?

 

FuzzyBabyBunny -- He didn't need to deal with any powder on the weekend

 

Gaby

 

 

 

HippieFlippieNM showing off his skills

 

KimmyT and ? and RachelV

 

KimmyT

 

MasterRacer

 

SegBrown

 

post #92 of 116

And some more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 ABasin MD GTG is on the calendar...but next year, I'll take photos from the top of the mountain.

post #93 of 116

That's Mrs Drahtguy(aka Tawny) in the top pic. 

Mom of the young caped crusaders. biggrin.gif

I was thinking about FairtoMiddlin and who traveled the furthest and I think it was actually Kevin F (Yellow jacket, lower post).  But I could be wrong on the distance. 

Baby Sloan was the youngest this year and Weems was the oldest, but he wasn't the slowest.  Man, Weems can rip!

Nice pics RX2Ski

 

 

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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

I feel like my Mother's Day lasted until today. Godchild took me to lunch and then I finally took my own mother to dinner.

 

I've only got pictures from down on the beach. Hope to see some more action shots from the top.

 

Betsy

 

Little Sloan

 

 

 

 

Fair2Middlin and BounceSwoosh

 

Fair2Middlin - Does he win the prize for travelling the farthest?

 

FuzzyBabyBunny -- He didn't need to deal with any powder on the weekend

 

Gaby

 

 

 

HippieFlippieNM showing off his skills

 

KimmyT and ? and RachelV

 

KimmyT

 

MasterRacer

 

SegBrown

 

post #94 of 116
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That's Kimmyt's husband.

post #95 of 116

I'm still trying to figure out why I have such a Church Lady face. Obviously I am disapproving of something reflected in those glasses, but I don't remember what! roflmao.gif

post #96 of 116

I'm trying to figure out why there's a close up of my breasts on the internet.....
 

post #97 of 116
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I'm still trying to figure out why I have such a Church Lady face. Obviously I am disapproving of something reflected in those glasses, but I don't remember what! roflmao.gif

Somebody swipe the Bloody Mary out from under your celery?

post #98 of 116
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Somebody swipe the Bloody Mary out from under your celery?

I was wondering the same thing. cool.gif

 

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I'm trying to figure out why there's a close up of my breasts on the internet.....
 

There were breasts in that shot?  I was staring at your awesome hat!biggrin.gif

post #99 of 116
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I'm still trying to figure out why I have such a Church Lady face. Obviously I am disapproving of something reflected in those glasses, but I don't remember what! roflmao.gif

Poor syntax on the Molly Hogan sign?

post #100 of 116

Y'all see the A-basin webcam pics from this morning.  Thought I'd share the longing and suffering:

 

 

 

 

from Al's blog: http://arapahoebasin.blogspot.com/2013/05/back-to-winter.html

post #101 of 116
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Is the concern that there would be repeat of that big avalanche from a couple years ago?

Late May 2005 I think.   When I was at the International Snow Science Workshop in 2010 at Squaw, there was some discussion that "wet snow science is not well understood."   Thus A-Basin has since taken a very conservative view.    As noted in my links http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10987 Mammoth still has an abundance of open steep skiing.  We know that during winter continental snowpacks are much more dangerous than in the Sierra due to persisting weak layers.  Do early season buried weak layers (Colorado must have had plenty this season from the November and January dry spells) increase late season wet snow instability also?

 

Snowbird deals with its steeps in May on a day-by-day basis.   The lifts might run until 2PM or so, but I've read of/observed patrol shutting down the Cirque at 11AM or noon on warm days.

 

What was the attendance at A-Basin this year?  From the pics it looks nearly as big as the mid-season Gatherings I've attended.


Edited by Tony Crocker - 5/20/13 at 1:04pm
post #102 of 116
For what it's worth, since today is its actual anniversary, here are some pictures of that Pallavicini avalanche Tony is talking about, May 20, 2005, shot from the switchback above The Basin on Loveland Pass the following day:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE NOT CURRENT IMAGES!


Deadly avalanche on Pallavicini, May 20, 2005

The original avalanche "only" encompassed the slide zone on the right side of the picture, near the trees. The following day, they bombed the slope and set off the rest of the impressive slide.


Close up of the massive fracture line, with the entire snowpack sliding right to the ground.

As I recall, this unprecedented slide occurred after several days of unusually warm weather, including warm nights where the wet snow never had a chance to refreeze. That's not entirely unlike the conditions we've experienced here in the past week.

It still sends a chill up my spine!

Best regards,
Bob
post #103 of 116
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE NOT CURRENT IMAGES!



Close up of the massive fracture line, with the entire snowpack sliding right to the ground.
 

 

Dayum!  eek.gif

post #104 of 116

Mother Nature is a powerful beast!!

post #105 of 116

In case some of you are on the fence about attending this gathering, I just found this shopping list that was added to my computer at 11:55 pm on 5/12/13 ... Anyway, it's enough to sway fence sitters either one way or the other.....

 

 

 

For Mother's Day 2014

- Hippity Hops -- a lot of them

-  Hookers

- Blow

- Cornhole

- Stripper pole 

- 4 gallons of port

- Some CC

- Bubble wrap

- Oil

- Scissors

- Safety scissors for CJ

- Jell-O

- Kiddie pool

post #106 of 116
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In case some of you are on the fence about attending this gathering, I just found this shopping list that was added to my computer at 11:55 pm on 5/12/13 ... Anyway, it's enough to sway fence sitters either one way or the other.....

 

 

 

For Mother's Day 2014

- Hippity Hops -- a lot of them

-  Hookers

- Blow

- Cornhole

- Stripper pole 

- 4 gallons of port

- Some CC

- Bubble wrap

- Oil

- Scissors

- Safety scissors for CJ

- Jell-O

- Kiddie pool

Now I need to clean my computer.  

.......No explanation needed. 

post #107 of 116
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

In case some of you are on the fence about attending this gathering, I just found this shopping list that was added to my computer at 11:55 pm on 5/12/13 ... Anyway, it's enough to sway fence sitters either one way or the other.....

 

 

 

For Mother's Day 2014

- Hippity Hops -- a lot of them

-  Hookers

- Blow

- Cornhole

- Stripper pole 

- 4 gallons of port

- Some CC

- Bubble wrap

- Oil

- Scissors

- Safety scissors for CJ

- Jell-O

- Kiddie pool

 

THAT'S JUST AWESOME!!!!!

 

Who knows remembers what a whiff and poof is??

post #108 of 116

I think lip balm and sunscreen should be the first item on the list. I didn't get a sunburn, but did get it on my lips.

post #109 of 116
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I think lip balm and sunscreen should be the first item on the list. I didn't get a sunburn, but did get it on my lips.

I can just now eat spicy food again ... 

post #110 of 116

A-Basin has extended one more weekend--if they can go another, I could deal with a suntanning at a Father's Day GTG.

 

Although if anyone needs an excuse for next weekend....

June 10 is . . . . National Yo-Yo Day
June 11 is . . . . National Hug Holiday
June 12 is . . . . Machine Day

post #111 of 116
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

In case some of you are on the fence about attending this gathering, I just found this shopping list that was added to my computer at 11:55 pm on 5/12/13 ... Anyway, it's enough to sway fence sitters either one way or the other.....

 

 

 

For Mother's Day 2014

- Hippity Hops -- a lot of them

-  Hookers

- Blow

- Cornhole

- Stripper pole 

- 4 gallons of port

- Some CC

- Bubble wrap

- Oil

- Scissors

- Safety scissors for CJ

- Jell-O

- Kiddie pool

 

I maybe able to get you a deal on some of that stuff...

 

Not sure about the safety scissors though.

post #112 of 116

I'm not sure what you mean by item #3 but perhaps this video is apropos:

 

 

I'm not sold on the edit at 3:06. I just love this early ski footage. The entire film can be viewed here: http://archive.org/details/1931-Der-Weisse-Rausch. It runs 1 hour 16 minutes. I haven't been able to view it. It stops loading for me. Let me know if you can get it to play.

post #113 of 116
post #114 of 116

Lots of colors at the Basin...

 

photo rx2ski

Early Beach before the 19 pairs of skis were properly arranged by brand, waist width, color.

 

DSloan                                                                                    photo rx2ski

 

 

 Betsy and Don Denver                                                                          photo rx2ski

 

RachelV                                                                                           Photo Philpug

 

TrekChick                                                                                         Photo Philpug

 

Noofus                                                                                         Photo Philpug

 

Philpug                                                                                                photo rx2ski

 

 

From ABasin to the streets of New York. Was Donna Karen at the Beach?

 

post #115 of 116

Tog!  Where are the pics of you in your green pants? 

post #116 of 116

Where are Bob's pics? :)

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