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April Powder on Teton Pass

post #1 of 16
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Well, wasn't this a nice surprise.

A little late-April snowstorm came through Jackson Hole yesterday and last night. About 8-10" of snow in the mountains and it was nice and fluffy. I took the son of a guy I work with for his first trip up Glory Peak on Teton Pass.

It was a cloudy, gray day, but the skiing was excellent.

Here's Trey making some of his first turns on Teton Pass:



And here he is coming through the spruces:



And here he is practicing the PBST. My first official disciple of the new ski teaching system (I'm so proud):



And heading out. The woods are silent, dark and deep.



What a fun day.

Bob
post #2 of 16
Bob:

Nice pics, nice day. That is what its all about. The terrain looks just the (The Pines) section @ the Canyons Utah. If you has told me thats where the pictures were taken I would have belived it.

MTT
post #3 of 16
Hey Bob,

I'm humming to myself: "Hey Mr. Peters Man ....

I expect that song to be part of Level 1 certification in PBST!
post #4 of 16
i prefer the PABST method
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by ryan
i prefer the PABST method
Nothing is inked yet, but that's my major sponsor.

I'm in the process of setting up a new website and forum to promote my ski teaching technique. Under pressure from my prospective sponsor, I'm thinking of calling it Drink Beer Productions.

And in deference to Si, I'm in talks with Bob Dylan about the rights to use "Mr. Tamborine Man" as my theme song.

Bob

(Peters, not Dylan)
post #6 of 16
Bob,
Thanks, I had basically made the transition to summer mountain biking and hiking, but your pictures have me all confused again.
I'm visiting my friend at an AMC hut at Carter Notch soon, she said I need snowshoes... maybe I'll strap my skis onto my pack too.

awesome pics
post #7 of 16
Awesome pics Bob, I wish that was me- I love the trees. Snowbird is reporting 2 feet of fresh and all of their lifts are still open. I have turned all of my efforts toward a trip to the Green next week, tying flies and all but your pictures really make me want to get back out there. Oh well I can't wait to put a #24 Baetis Emerger on top of a smutting riser next week. Enjoy it while you can.: TB
post #8 of 16
Nice pics! I skinned up to the top of the downhill at snowbasin yesterday and had the 9" of new all to myself. I love spring!
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
And in deference to Si, I'm in talks with Bob Dylan about the rights to use "Mr. Tamborine Man" as my theme song.

Bob
(Peters, not Dylan)
Hey Bob, no worries. I talked to the "other" Bob and he's fine with it.

I think we should set up an academy in parallel to the EpicSki Academy. I don't think it should be any competition, once a skier recognizes that the back seat is as far as they're going to get, they will have no more interest in the misguided attempts of modern ski instruction. That way they can ski the way it was intended for man and woman and still be able to socialize with those misguided EpicSki souls still trying to get forward.
post #10 of 16
Bob,

Sweet pics (as usual).

Boomer,

I might be able to tie you a few quill wing emergers before I leave for Maui on Monday. They slay. Interested? Let me know soon (e-mail me). I might head up to the willard wiper fest on Sat or Sunday and could drop them with Cary....

L
post #11 of 16
Bob

you are such a tease
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lonnie
Bob,

Sweet pics (as usual).

Boomer,

I might be able to tie you a few quill wing emergers before I leave for Maui on Monday. They slay. Interested? Let me know soon (e-mail me). I might head up to the willard wiper fest on Sat or Sunday and could drop them with Cary....

L
By all means - I will put them to good use for sure. Enjoy riding Haleakala, my wife and I did it on oue honeymoon years ago. 30 mile ride all downhill my kind of biking.
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Originally Posted by steelman
By all means - I will put them to good use for sure. Enjoy riding Haleakala, my wife and I did it on oue honeymoon years ago. 30 mile ride all downhill my kind of biking.
Hey, Steelman.

Have fun on the Green. Your timing should be just about perfect. The BWO's have been hatching like crazy here every day. We've even started seeing a few caddis.

I just got home from fishing one of the headwaters of "your" Green, the New Fork by Pinedale, WY. The trouts were large and willing today.

It was a great week - I skied quite a bit and fished a lot - and I even put in a full week of work. It's nice to live in the mountains. :

Bob
post #14 of 16
Yes it is great to live near so much recreation. We are leaving on Thursday and will return on Monday. Rough weather today here (high winds and rain) but the next week looks favorable with some light showers (great for baetis). Just found out That I will be at Flagg Ranch over the 4th of July. How is the fish near there, I figured you would know. Thanks TB
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by steelman
By all means - I will put them to good use for sure. Enjoy riding Haleakala, my wife and I did it on oue honeymoon years ago. 30 mile ride all downhill my kind of biking.

Well, I made it. Sea level to the summit of Haleakala at 10023'. I did it last friday and took me about 4:25 (I was however the first one to make it to the top that day, I just started earlier than everyone else.) By the time I got to the top, I REALLY was wishing I had my triple. We made it and that's really all I cared about.

This was one of the coolest rides I've ever done. The views are AWESOME. Just that is enough to enspire you. I didn't get that many cheers on the way up and at the top, I could have used them. When the park service employee told me I had to walk my bike the last little distance, I yelled back "You don't know how happy I am to hear that" The whole parking lot was cracking up. I've got a few pics I'll try to post later.

The ride down was a bit sketchy. I got caught in rain/mist/fog. I overshot one of the switchback pretty badly. I stayed upright, but ended up in the oncoming traffic lane. Had a car been coming up, I'd been toast.

If you ever get the chance to do this ride, DO IT! It's a helluva grind, but one of the best rides I've ever done.

I've attached a few photos. I've got the "required" photo from the top. I got one where you turn off towards the National park (where the switchbacks really start), the volcano from a distance and one of what I though was the coolest part of the ride, and awesome eucalyptus forest at about 5000-6000'. The photo was take on the decent, among mist and rain. The photo is cool, but the SMELL was amazing!

A few more notes. If you look at the bike (for you bike geeks) it's was a VERY sweet Cannondale R5000 (full dura-ace machine), you'll see my GPS on the handle bars. This was a VERY good idea. Not only did it help me with mileage, it also gave me elevation. The mental math kept me going. My only complaint about the bike was that I'm so used to spinning on my triple that I "ran out of gas" for a good portion of the climb. I "think" the 5000 was a 38x25 vs a 30x25 on my bike. I just felt like I "needed" one more gear (Obviously, I didn't "need" it since I made it....) Only after a decent break to eat at the visitors center about 6700' did I regain some of my pep. I was still cramping pretty bad (off the bike) at the top. Enjoy the photos.....


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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
Hey, Steelman.

Have fun on the Green. Your timing should be just about perfect. The BWO's have been hatching like crazy here every day. We've even started seeing a few caddis.

I just got home from fishing one of the headwaters of "your" Green, the New Fork by Pinedale, WY. The trouts were large and willing today.

It was a great week - I skied quite a bit and fished a lot - and I even put in a full week of work. It's nice to live in the mountains. :

Bob
Livin' the dream. "I an't had this much fun in about a hundred years." Elvin Bishop
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