Originally Posted by PA Ridge Racer
Are they that steep? or was it because they're too crowded when open?
I'm at the 'advancing to intermediate' stage, just looking at the slides there, I felt the 'ol butterflies in the stomach. So that qualifies as too steep for me. Maybe in a few years.
When I was there, I went up the summit of Big WF, with the intention to take the blue runs down to where they meet up with the little WF trails, on the LH side.
Well, I stopped and looked down the black/double black diamond runs, looking down and left as you get off the summit quad. From that point on I lost my mojo, as Austin Powers would say, it affected me going down the blue runs from the summit for the rest of the day. I did a couple more runs from the summit, just to see how it went, but it wasn't until the next day that I had the confidence back. Wierdly enough, I gained confidence on the lower WF runs that day.
Agree with the other poster, hpd, about no crowds (I'm glad they don't publicize this too much!). I heard the only time crowds show up is for Christmas/New Year's.