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Utah Gathering 2014 Trip Report - Page 5post #121 of 2772/6/14 at 8:39pm
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We had a great time. Trish got to meet a lot of you bears for the first tine.
Kudos to Jim for a great SLC gathering. We're driving home today over Donner Pass.
Hope that the "R" word is not needed Sat or Sun at Tahoe or LCC/BCC
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.post #126 of 2772/7/14 at 9:52amGreat time, cool trip, . Thanks again all my Bear ski buddies, hope to see some of you back in UT this year..
Thanks to the Grumps for yesterday's Après ski, hope to do some turns with you at LCC next week.. In fact, I'll be at Iron Blossom Sun-Thurs, whoever else is around, PM if you'd like to link up, forecast looking great.post #127 of 2772/7/14 at 12:03pmQuote:I miss the Grumps, as well as Lady Salina and Old Boot (I understand Old Boot was a bit grumpy so maybe there were three grumps )Thanks for a great trip report. We just got home from our work trip to Colorado and sure wish we could have worked out some time for this Gathering.Jgiddyup......you Rock!!post #128 of 2772/7/14 at 2:52pmAt the airport. Me- 😢. My legs- 👏. Thanks for a great week. Made new friends. Put names and faces to handles. Learned some things. Skied stuff I never thought I'd ski. Yet more proof (living?) that EpicSki is the most positive example of the power of the Internet that I know of.
PS (Missed you TC. That work trip must have been awful.)post #129 of 2772/7/14 at 4:20pmThread Starterpost #130 of 2772/7/14 at 4:41pmpost #131 of 2772/7/14 at 4:44pm
Awesome day at Solitude. Followed @JohnL in the morning and @Uncle Louie in the afternoon. Great, great day. Had some mid-thigh shots and hip shots. Smiling all day. Only took pictures when JohnL was digging for his skis. We hit one interesting run that was crusty with some avi debris buried beneath. It was definitely good for us. I'll post those pics later.post #132 of 2772/7/14 at 4:52pmpost #133 of 2772/7/14 at 7:03pmThread Starter
A few more pics from Alta yesterday
MephitBlue, Uncle Louie and Cosmoliu out in Catherines
Ski3po (saran wrap ankle guy from the party) being kind enough while nursing a very sore ankle to hang with Mgiddyup and Trish off Supreme in the afternoon
discme in East Greeley
MephitBlue East Greeley
MephiBlue and discme getting to know one another on the traverse out of Greeley
End Alta skiing picspost #134 of 2772/7/14 at 7:07pmQuote:
Hey man, that dude rips. I've skied with him.post #135 of 2772/7/14 at 7:11pmThread Starter
Now a couple more from the fantastic party hosted by Mr & Mrs Grump
Mgiddyup with wine and cheesecake Yummy!
Epic Ski's own Superstar actress Lilly(sp) gregarious wife of Mathias99
And lastly the pile of shoes at the front door
Today at Solitude nextpost #136 of 2772/7/14 at 7:20pmpost #137 of 2772/7/14 at 7:36pmThread Starter
Today at Solitude was blower POW with them reporting 8in as we arrived. The number was probably right for mid mountain with significantly more higher up and 5 to 6 lower down. It was knee deep for me off the Summit chair (I'm 6'6") and not quite boot top Sunnyside liftline. The morning was so good you that the grins as people high fived when meeting for lunch had to be seen to be believed it was that good
Not many pics, but below is what I got
Living Proof off the Summit chair
JohnL and DSloan followed by Garyskr and Uncle Louie on the Summit chair just after the above pics were taken
I do actually ski
A few more to comepost #138 of 2772/7/14 at 7:45pmSpent the morning in powder at solitude with near Nyquist and spooky. John L joined us after lunch. Skied some steep stuff and some mellow stuff, and found a lot of snow -- thigh deep in places.
Thanks to S and J for showing us where the good stuff is. I had fun skiing and hanging with you and NN, and everyone at the gathering.
Thanks to Jgiddyup for organizing, to the guides for guiding, to the grumps for hosting the party (and the rehearsal party), and to everyone for making this a great week.
And thanks to my ACL surgeon --the new one works pretty well.post #139 of 2772/7/14 at 7:54pmHad one of my best days skiing ever today with a group of people I had never met before yesterday. Big thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome I had an absolute blast. Headwall forest will go down as one of my alltime favorite runs after today!post #140 of 2772/7/14 at 8:20pmThread Starter
A few more pics and let me preface by saying that while the camera I had on this trip is a good one, it only has a 5X zoom. So unless someone is within 20yds (18.288 meters for those wonderful Canadians around here) of me when I click they look quite a ways in the distance. Oh well best I can do.
Northeasterner and MephitBlue on a really cool double fall line run we did late in the morning under the Sunnyside chair
Living Proof same run
Did some minor bushwhacking on this run off the Powderhorn chair
Eric L I'm not even sure where
Next a few from the end of the daypost #141 of 2772/7/14 at 8:32pmThread Starter
Old Boot and Mgiddyup on the Moonbeam chair (Old Boot was kind enough to spend some time on his sore ankle to hang with Michel)
Old Boot with Mgiddyup trailing
Old Boot in perfect form sore ankle and all
Mgiddyup with Old Boot trailing
We're done skiing for the daypost #142 of 2772/7/14 at 8:47pmThread Starter
After a fantastic day on the hill we check in with the (male) Canadian contingent of Eric L, DanoT and Old Boot
Kind of dark, but here's Garyskr and discme using hand gestures to say what a great day it was
The smiles on the day were shared by everyone
Near Nyquist finishing up
Tha Tha Tha Thaaat's all folks for today's pics.post #143 of 2772/7/14 at 9:14pmpost #144 of 2772/7/14 at 9:17pm
I really enjoyed meeting new Bears (especially the house Bears!) and loved catching up with those I haven't seen in a while! Thanks to the Grumps for hosting the happy hour....cheers to great skiing and an all around fantastic trip. Looking forward to next year!post #145 of 2772/7/14 at 10:26pmThanks, everyone, for a fantastic time. It was really great to make new friends and connect some faces with screen names. Special thanks to jgiddyup for putting the trip together and extra special thanks to cbgarrett for putting in place a few final pieces of the Alta puzzle.post #146 of 2772/7/14 at 10:55pm
Got more photos up (finally) at: http://flickr.com/gp/matthias99/Dqm3Y8/
Including various action shots and get-togethers.
We got up to Solitude a little late today and there was still great snow -- a nice place for a powder day! Didn't get any photos today due to bad lighting and wanting to ski (apologies to Living Proof for having to backtrack on that tree run off the summit...)
Another great Gathering!
Lili and I are hanging around on our continuing ski adventure (see: www.theskigeek.com) -- if anyone is in Park City for the next few days, send me a PM and we can try to hook up. We're planning to be at Canyons for the next couple days, then doing a day each at PCMR and Deer Valley.post #147 of 2772/8/14 at 5:39ampost #148 of 2772/8/14 at 5:45ampost #149 of 2772/8/14 at 5:55amI'm home now. Glad to see you guys got some at Solitude. I had an amazing time with you all! It was great seeing you again and meeting some new people. I will post up a report later after I do some family stuff.post #150 of 2772/8/14 at 6:16amMy first gathering has been such an eye-opening and unbelievably awesome experience, I love this group! Everyone has been so warm and welcoming. Special thanks to Mr&Mrs Grump, Kevin, Marigee, Nyquist, Uncle Louie, and Lisa, I've learned tons from you and set myself on much higher bar now!!! And thanks also to Mattias 99 and Mrs mdskier,
Saturday is Met Opera and local friend day, but please PM me if anyone wants to ski LCC or DV Sunday to Wednesday. Open to other ideas also.
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