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Trip Reports - Patchskiing, August 2016

post #1 of 17
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Instead of posting a separate TR for every patchskiing day, I'm going to put them in one thread for the month of August. I already did so here for the month of June and here for the month of July.. (I also plan to do this for upcoming months.) I hope that others will add to this. I also hope to provide views, creamed corn and soft-serve snow images, along with some dog stoke.

I'll post a few highlights from each day.

If you would like to see more just go to patchskiing.com

 

I'll start with August 2nd at the East Bowl of Round Top.

 

Penny near the top of Upper East Bowl.

 

George starts down Upper East Bowl.

This is George's 70th consecutive month snowboarding.

 

Stev continues down Upper East Bowl.

This is my 154th consecutive month skiing and 100th ski day of the current season.

 

George starts another East Bowl run.

 

Penny follows George further down Lower East Bowl.

 

Stev approaching the pond on Lower East Bowl.

 

Stev using the crane technique for a one leg straightline on the East West Bowl...

...and Penny follows...

 

Penny in the pond.

Penny has been enjoying snow (and water) since she was a puppy in 2010.

post #2 of 17

This is an awesome hobby.  Congratulations on the incredible achievement of 154 months!

post #3 of 17
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Center Patch, Forestdale Divide, August 14th.
Penny and I both felt the need to get out on the snow and away from the August heat.

I took many self-timer photos. First, I need to take some set-up shots. Here is one of Penny.

 

Penny and Stev on the first run of the day.

 

We would take seven more runs for a total of eight runs.

More of Penny and Stev.

 

Fly guy, Stev, hop turning.

 

Penny is happy and cool.

post #4 of 17

Nice.  How long was Bob Peter's consecutive month streak?

post #5 of 17
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Nice.  How long was Bob Peter's consecutive month streak?

 

Paging @Bob Peters ... maybe you could answer this one?

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
 

Nice.  How long was Bob Peter's consecutive month streak?

 

 

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Paging @Bob Peters ... maybe you could answer this one?


Hey, all.  Mine ended at exactly 200 months, which I think is 16 years and 8 months.

 

Stev - I really enjoy seeing your reports.  It's fun to see you - and the dog - enjoying the snow.  Congrats on #154 and I wish you many more!

post #7 of 17

Amazing Bob.  I thought it was longer then Stev's (so far!)

 

4 years more and he's ahead of you.

post #8 of 17
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Amazing Bob.  I thought it was longer then Stev's (so far!)

 

4 years more and he's ahead of you.


And I hope he blows past mine by about 35 years!

 

Without demeaning anyone else that's paying attention to this thread, it's obvious to me that Stev "gets it".  Summer skiing isn't about good conditions or easy access or anything civilized about skiing.  It's about strapping skis on your pack and busting a gut up some trail/gully somewhere, hoping that the "snow" you find at the top of the hike is worth at least a tiny justification for the work you just put in.

 

Summer skiing is about a love for making turns on skis, not about perfect conditions.

 

I'm so glad that that Stev is carrying on the tradition and I hope he finds smooth corn snow and uncrowded mountain vistas along the way.  Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

post #9 of 17
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And I hope he blows past mine by about 35 years!

 

Without demeaning anyone else that's paying attention to this thread, it's obvious to me that Stev "gets it".  Summer skiing isn't about good conditions or easy access or anything civilized about skiing.  It's about strapping skis on your pack and busting a gut up some trail/gully somewhere, hoping that the "snow" you find at the top of the hike is worth at least a tiny justification for the work you just put in.

 

Summer skiing is about a love for making turns on skis, not about perfect conditions.

 

I'm so glad that that Stev is carrying on the tradition and I hope he finds smooth corn snow and uncrowded mountain vistas along the way.  Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

Thank you! Well said.

post #10 of 17
I'm on month 21. I didn't get summer skiing until I started. Now I look at every patch biggrin.gif. Love these TR!
post #11 of 17
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I'm on month 21. I didn't get summer skiing until I started. Now I look at every patch biggrin.gif. Love these TR!

 

21? Nice! That's a good start. Ski something special for your 1 year anniversary!

 

Were all of those months on snow? Or did some involve bagged ice? ;)

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21? Nice! That's a good start. Ski something special for your 1 year anniversary!

Were all of those months on snow? Or did some involve bagged ice? wink.gif

It was snow for me last Oct at Loveland, so lift served. Hillington was to rescue the other nay streakers biggrin.gif.
post #13 of 17
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The Method Man Patch below Round Top on August 21st.

 

Penny is happy to be back on the snow.

 

MJ is too.

 

Stev and Penny.

 

 

Penny.

 

A short video (1 minute, 37 seconds)

post #14 of 17
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Leavitt and Ski Lakes, August 27th.

 

​Leavitt Lake

 

Makisha enjoying a self-serve snowcone while Penny keeps cool.

 

Makisha enjoying the views.

 

While my wife Michele hiked higher up with our dogs Makisha and Penny for the views, I skied a few laps on what was left of the North America Patch(es) and took some self-timer photos.
Starting my first run...

...another self-timer photo...

 

I headed over to another part of the North America Patch(es) and had a great panoramic view.

 

While hiking near Ski Lake the previous week, my wife Michele noticed a semi-hidden patch. We hiked toward Ski Lake hoping that it would still be there.
We found it!

Penny watching Stev.

 

On the hike out we explored flowers near a run off creek.

 

Bee and flowers.

 

Butterfly and flowers.

 

Flight of the bumblebee.

 

When we got back to the truck we met a spider.

post #15 of 17

Great photo's. Thanks for keeping your streak going.

post #16 of 17

Thank you for sharing

post #17 of 17
Awesome stuff love the spider.
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