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post #31 of 43
 Eh, I'm not skiing as good in those. The snow looks good though. That must have been that little patch of untracked we found on Upper Bunny Hop. :)
post #32 of 43
I thought you looked good in those shots. Yes that's from the blue quest bunny hop as was the one from my other post.,
post #33 of 43
As in alpine, feets that far apart is not ideal, but not terrible. Also would like to see a little upper/lower body separation (at transition) or angulation (in the middle of the turn). ] I'm sure you, Phil  and Jim all have some embarrassing pictures of me. Thanks for just posting the good ones. :)

For those who don't know Bunny Hop is the old name for Jack Rabbit.
post #34 of 43
 This thread looks funner and funner.....
Nice pics!
post #35 of 43
Sounds like you guys had a fantastic day at BK!

Went there today with DSloan (a new Epic member and supporter) and had a great day on the hill.  Some warmup runs on Expressway and Jack Rabbit and then over to Stembogan and a bunch of runs on Lower High Hopes and one trip down Deer Run before lunch.

Started snowing like crazy while we were inside eating and snowed all afternoon.  Probably 3-4 inches on the ground by the time we had to leave at 4pm.  Afternoon consisted of a couple of runs on Extrovert, a few more on High Hopes and one on Edgeset and D-Trail (poach).  Also another run on Stembogan and a couple of trips through the ditch glades (lots of fun in there!).  One more run down Deer Run before heading up the triple to the car.

Ride home to Pittsburgh was pretty sketchy with all of the snow.  A 2 hour trip ended up being close to 3.

Supposed to get some snow most of the days this week so the gathering next weekend should see very good conditions!  Looking forward to seeing those of you I've met again, and meeting those I haven't yet on Sunday.

Mike
post #36 of 43
I wish I would have known that today Kimmy!  Then I wouldn't have felt bad ducking the rope on D-Trail and I would have ducked the one into East Wall Glades in a second.  Any idea why they rope stuff off yet it's "open"?

Mike

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Phil, there were no closed trails! Some entrances maybe roped off, but a Diva that works there as an instructor told me that morning, 100% open, no pass pulling at all.

So, you guys weren't really poaching. :)
post #37 of 43

There was no rope across D-Trail on Sunday, but it was definitely a sketchy drop-in.  Only a couple of places to go that didnt involve bashing your bases against a rock. 

I figure the rope across the top of East Wall Glade was more to prevent people from bushwacking if they werent prepared for it rather than it really being closed. 

post #38 of 43
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I figure the rope across the top of East Wall Glade was more to prevent people from bushwacking if they werent prepared for it rather than it really being closed. 

Ya sure, that is one of those "we suggest you probably shouldn't try this run" ropes and not one of those "this run is defiantly closed" ropes
post #39 of 43
I have no idea why ropes would be up if it was open, but all I know is I was told things were 100% on Sunday. Maybe yesterday they closed some runs?
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by Kimmyt View Post

I have no idea why ropes would be up if it was open, but all I know is I was told things were 100% on Sunday. Maybe yesterday they closed some runs?
 

The rope was up at the top part because it was basically unskiable with the overgrowth of trees. 
 
post #41 of 43
Note he said ....
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basically unskiable 
 
... not unskiable :)
post #42 of 43
Yesterday there was also a rope at the lower entrance to the East Wall Glades.  They looked to be in great shape from the lift, not sure why they were closed.  D-Trail was also roped, we ducked, and it was in good shape other than a few hidden surprises.

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The rope was up at the top part because it was basically unskiable with the overgrowth of trees. 
 
post #43 of 43
Looks like fun! I never made it to Blue Knob during my time in the Burgh. Seven Springs is as far as I ever got.
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