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post #31 of 48
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I will make a valiant attempt to get from Inside Road over to Whisky Spring, which I am sure will be getting way less traffic than the others.  Looks like such a simple thing to do, why didn't they????  Wondering if there is some cliff wall there or something.  

 

EDIT:  Possibly is an "uphill" issue.  Aargh...

post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
 

I will make a valiant attempt to get from Inside Road over to Whisky Spring, which I am sure will be getting way less traffic than the others.  Looks like such a simple thing to do, why didn't they????  Wondering if there is some cliff wall there or something.  

 

EDIT:  Possibly is an "uphill" issue.  Aargh...


??

 

What would make it an "uphill" issue?  Needing to avoid crossing a path used by those heading uphill?

post #33 of 48
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When I start swinging the terrain around in Google Earth, it appears that there is some kind of ridge between the intersection of Inside Road/North Fork and the intersection of Big Creek/Whisky Spring.  There might be some kind of "build up a hella speed" possibility coming down a road from Flower Point on the front, screaming uphill on Lodi Ridge and hanging a right onto the top of North Fork, then through the trees, but until I am there I won't know.  Sounds iffy.  :rotflmao: Lines in white are the two alternatives.  (Couldn't add arrow heads in GE, didn't want to spend more time on that.  Left to right direction.  You see how lower line may in fact involve some uphill work.  

 

post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
 

When I start swinging the terrain around in Google Earth, it appears that there is some kind of ridge between the intersection of Inside Road/North Fork and the intersection of Big Creek/Whisky Spring.  There might be some kind of "build up a hella speed" possibility coming down a road from Flower Point on the front, screaming uphill on Lodi Ridge and hanging a right onto the top of North Fork, then through the trees, but until I am there I won't know.  Sounds iffy.  :rotflmao: Lines in white are the two alternatives.  (Couldn't add arrow heads in GE, didn't want to spend more time on that.  Left to right direction.  You see how lower line may in fact involve some uphill work.  

 

 

So near, and yet so far:  according to the scale on that pic, it's only a couple of hundred feet (at most) that are really the problem.

post #35 of 48

I seem to remember some frantic skating coming out of Whiskey Springs to chair 7 last year. I can't remember where we made the cut off.

post #36 of 48
Thread Starter 
Skating? Maybe from the base of Big Creek or North Fork back to the chair? Not from WS, that dumps you right on Goat Haunt.
post #37 of 48

See also: can't read a map. :/

post #38 of 48

I had about 5 seconds to think about the T-bar - then I was on the T-bar!  I pulled up to talk to the liftie to ask him about where you could ski to once you reached the top, I was just about to add that I'd never had the opportunity to ride one before ( I have large gaps in my winter skillz) and he stuck it under me and told me to hang on. I survived the journey in good working order and skied a part of the mountain I hadn't touched before.

 

Thanks for the heads up on the new google imagery. If you go back and forth between the terrain version and the satellite image you can see that there's quite a "saddle" between the top of the T-bar and the new chair. So yeah, it looks to me like the top of Big Creek and all of Whiskey Springs will be the roads less traveled. Not entirely bad, I guess.

 

Overall I think the new trails look to be a bit steeper than Whitetail and Silvertip. The ridge Run looks kinda mellow but should be quite scenic.

 

It also looks like there's a trail from the top of Flower point heading back towards Lodi Ridge and the front side of the mountain. You could also just go back to the bottom of the T-bar that way.

post #39 of 48
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Oh, true, hadn't thought about going down the front from the Flower Point summit and over to the t-bar. Duh. Still, @Phlox won't like that...

Last season, a section of North Fork (last bend) and a section of Big Creek and Whisky Spring were definitely steeper than Whitetail. The latter two, someone could tell before they were too thoroughly committed, but not the case with North Fork.
post #40 of 48

I will be installing a rope in my living room with a large twig attached to practice my t-bar skills. Whiskey Spring was fun!

post #41 of 48
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I will be installing a rope in my living room with a large twig attached to practice my t-bar skills. Whiskey Spring was fun!


Just remember, "don't sit down!"   I still almost did the first time,  despite hearing that several times before we got to the t-bar...   

 

But yeah, it's probably worth it for those runs, especially if other parts of the back side are getting crowded.

post #42 of 48
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Fortunately, neither of you have ruined my perfect record of arriving at the top in one piece.
post #43 of 48

I tried. You left me behind that first trip, so I could get to know the liftie better. ;)

post #44 of 48
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Fortunately, neither of you have ruined my perfect record of arriving at the top in one piece.


We'll just have to try harder...

post #45 of 48
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View from the top of the lift.

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post #46 of 48

Wow factor! :cool

post #47 of 48

First thing I do every morning is check the weather station at Big Mountain Summit. Looks like a foot of low moisture powder fell overnight!

post #48 of 48
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I've started adding pictures to one of the runs, Ridge Run. Adding just a few a day at this point, should have the whole area finished in a week. After that will start working the Orientation page.
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