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Vail Monday 4/13 Powder.....

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We all we headed up to Vail as they reported 4 of fresh...Greg Merz did some research here and got some great advice on parking and taking the Golden Peak Chair.  Got on first chair, no one there. The ride up the chair didn't look too promising, looked more like NE hardpack. Once we went over the ridge and up, things started to look much  different. getting off the chair the snow was soft and pretty light as well. You could see there was much more than 4"--- 6-8" was more like it.  Riding up the Northwoods chair you could see some great terrain, nearing the top, looking over towards Blue Sky and the bowls, it was all untracked powder! We made a couple warmups on Northwoods and had the opportortunity to play around on the Hellbents on soft groomed stuff. What a blast.  

 

Heading over to Sun up Bowl we found a good 2-3 hours of untracked powder and broken lines. Just too much fun. We worked over to Tea Cup. Greg and I dropped in on Dragons Teeth. The snow at this point was pretty baked and underneath were hard bumps, It made for an interesting run!  THe HB's really crushed this stuff and made it actually fun!  Gary Traversed over to about mid point of China Bowl and dropped in, it was the only line coming down for about 300 yards, very cool. (yes pics to come). We skied down and found our way up high and took a nice tree-line along Shangra-la Glades to the bottom of the Orient Express lift only to learn that it was closed!  Nothing posted on top.... Hmm,

 

Had some lunch outside in the warm sun (all of got burned) Went back to the Tea cup bowl but this time it was pretty much wet cement, the Hellbents were very good in this stuff. We worked back over to the front side to find som North Facing runs. Ended up about 2, we were spent! Headed over to BackCountry Brewery for Wings, Nachos and some killer IPA. Good day!  Pics to come.

post #2 of 16

 Sounds like a great lil trip you are having. We need pics. 

post #3 of 16
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I have some pics but I forgot my card reader. I have some cool helmet cam and I loaded one but it isn't working properly.

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A few pics from that day.  It was sunny, it got warm and at least a couple of us got some serious UV burn...

 

Edge of Sunup Bowl

 

Rim of Sunup Bowl

 

Finndog down below

 

Finndog down below

 

Cool terrain

 

Massive terrain

 

Rules are made to be broken

 

Rules are made to be broken...

 

A great day...

 

What a day...

post #5 of 16
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Thanks Greg, my lips look I escaped from a leper colony! Did you explain the dangers of breathright strips on severly burn noses?

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OK, here'e the deal.  On trips where acommodations are above say about 8,500 feet I tend to use a breathe-right strip at night.  The little bit of additional airflow you get seems to make me sleep a little better at the higher elevations.  This particular day, as usual, I forgot to apply some sunscreen.  Got a big sunburn and used the nasal strip that night without thinking about the sunburn.

 

Next morning when I take the nasal strip off, it pulls most of the sunburned skin off my nose. 

 

No skiing that day...

post #7 of 16

Finn,

Who's the skinny person standing between you and Greg? On closer review, that's a big ass pair of skies!

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Finn,

Who's the skinny person standing between you and Greg? On closer review, that's a big ass pair of skies!

I think he is compensating. 

post #9 of 16

Okay Greg, the nose thing,

 

 

Some day I'd like to join this gang on a ski adventure.

 

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Whao, somethings aren't good good to post.... (this coming from the guy who posted pics of his surgery)

 

 

Livingproof- did you watch the video of those on the hardpack, a nimble ride that HH will want to add to his quiver!  :)

 

Phil- yeah, well, OK, you're right,,,,

 

Trek- I don't know how much fun a bunch of old foggies who are asleep by 9 everynight really are.....

 

 


Edited by Finndog - 4/24/2009 at 04:51 pm GMT
post #11 of 16
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Greg rippin' it up on Larkspur bowl Easter Morning!

 

Gary coming down the Bowl

 

 

 

PERMA-GRIN!

 

 

 

 

 

post #12 of 16
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MORE PICS!

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Phil- yeah, well, OK, you're right,,,,

 

Trek- I don't know how much fun a bunch of old foggies who are asleep by 9 everynight really are.....

 

 


Edited by Finndog - 4/24/2009 at 04:51 pm GMT


Two things:

First of all, its never a good idea to tell Phil he's right about anything!  EVER!

Second: I'm sure life in that gang is as much fun as it is in my world where I fall asleep before 9 and wake up at 4 AM.

 

Some day we'll catch some turns together, and you'll laugh!

 

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Two things:

First of all, its never a good idea to tell Phil he's right about anything!  EVER!

Second: I'm sure life in that gang is as much fun as it is in my world where I fall asleep before 9 and wake up at 4 AM.

 

Some day we'll catch some turns together, and you'll laugh!

 


To a point it is basically "understood"..

post #15 of 16

 

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Livingproof- did you watch the video of those on the hardpack, a nimble ride that HH will want to add to his quiver!  :)

 

Phil- yeah, well, OK, you're right,,,,

 

.

 

 


Edited by Finndog - 4/24/2009 at 04:51 pm GMT

 

Finndog,

Did you post a link to your video?

 

Hey, not matter what Phil says about overcompensating for ????, your still the best equipped guy on Epic although I don't have living proof about some aspects.

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here ya' go .http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlcpics/3466783960/

 

It's just me playing around on hardpack.


Edited by Finndog - 4/29/2009 at 07:34 pm GMT
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