Like twine through the Holland Tunnel.
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12/21/06 at 12:30pm
When my son was about 8, we were skiing Far East (or Too Much?) at Copper, and he heard the call. I told him to go toward the trees, and I was going to help him. He skied down NOT to the trees on the side, but to a little stand of trees in the center of the run and unzipped right there in the middle of the slope. Not IN the trees, just there. Oh well. We were alone. I did make him go to the edge of the trees, at least.
Farmguy, what are you doing to that tree ... fly down and shoulder "against it to movement" ... what movement?
Sheep or trees ... whatever floats yer' boat I guess ...
OK, folks I would like to bestow a very special Christmas present to the whole gang. I recently encountered the need to answer the call of nature the woods and learned a valuable lesson on the correct way to "relieve yourself" in the trees.
Find a good out of the way location that is out of the immediate line of site.
scope a location that will allow a stable platform and very importantly, an easy out.
if in powder, DO NOT remove your skis, this could be a big problem, much bigger than the one you came into solve.
For novices, carefully stow gloves so they are not in the "line of fire" yet available for quick access- If advanced, just be sure your out of the way...
If windy, do not face into the wind
If extremely cold, plan your actions ahead of time, remember that skin can freeze quickly in extreme cold. Keep in mind the words of George Castanza, "it shrinks like a scared turtle" in the cold. "Shrinkage" could be another embarassing problem.
In powder, make sure you position your skis in an inverted wedge, this will prevent accidental contact with your boards when buried under the snow.
Make sure you shake that extra time, remember moisture in the cold is your enemy!
Make a quick exit and do not sign your name!
Merry Christmas to all!
I wouldn't be so quick with that extra shake; I seem to remember a thread somewhere about a pro-skier who got into a little trouble with that extra shake. Can't recall where, but here's an article.
GHOST post on http://eurosport.co.uk/alpineskiing/...o1035730.shtml - That made me cry laughing, I'm curious do you know if he actually had to pay a fine?