Snow skiing anyone

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by mtbdemon, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Time to pull out the 217 GS skis
  2. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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  3. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    7" of wind compacted sea foam, looks great but skied like the devil. Gotta go real fast or deal with the density.

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  4. michaelyogi

    michaelyogi Been here awhile

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    Wachs, Thx for all the skiing pics. I never stepped into the back country this winter. I only stepped into my alpine bindings once. I did manage to skate ski and cross country ski. I really missed my powder fix this year.
    Thx for the vicarious turns. Think snow! (for next year)
  5. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob Spaceark

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    Looks like the snow was skiable though! Nice shots Wachs. Missed not getting down there with you know who for Spring break. Not sure how much Leo even skied this winter.

    Mat and I and a few of his buddies skinned up to Illumination Rock last Thursday. Beautiful day and by the time we ate lunch and started down the snow softened and was incredible. All I brought was my iphone so the photos are what they are. Other than skiing at Anthony lakes twice this was my third time on skis this winter :cry But this trip made up for it!

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  6. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Thx Yogi - Ladukebog - strangest winter I can remember except one back in 76 or 77.

    Nice trip to Illumination!


    Snowed a little bit then today the summit opened and I got to snap my son and some of his buddies launching!



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    Summit is holding up great but the bottom is melting and sticky.
  7. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    What Ladukebob didn't mention in his post a couple back was that we had a Wallowa hut trip scheduled, but as you can guess it was cancelled because of too much snow out there--huts were covered with 20' of snow! HA!

    So we opted for a skin up Mt Hood, some MTB, and camping. Found a sweet place to camp up Rd 44 to 4420. Backcountry bust Plan B turned out not too bad. And with some hooliganism around the camp fire--come on, Dan, post up the vid clip of the hold-my-beer-mtb-rides-up-the-ramp-and-over-the-bonfire.

    Does this belong in a snow-skiing thread. This "winter" it does!

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  8. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob Spaceark

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    What happens when the beer runs out-

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  9. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    woooooho maniacs! :clap:clap


    Woxing up for tomorrow!
  10. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Yesterday was a top 5 day for this pathetic season on Mt Bachelor. They reported 3" but there were boot top deep glades and drifts up on the summit. Took one lousy photo as it was a hectic frenzy up there.



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  11. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob Spaceark

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    Awesome!
  12. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Last year was weak, this year is not even close to that new low standard.


    One of our best days in 2013/14 and this was a rare sample.




    Do we only have memories of the usual PNW pow or is this merely a lull in the pattern?



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  13. DA KLIXTER

    DA KLIXTER Been here awhile

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    It'll probably rain all summer.....

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  14. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    You are probably right about that.
  15. DA KLIXTER

    DA KLIXTER Been here awhile

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    Our mountain closed yesterday. We've had snow for the last 3 days.

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  16. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Yesterday- this was the remnants after the frenzy to scrape around on 6-8" of spring snow which was actually nice (or pathetic for this season). Didn't have time to shoot the good stuff. 7 runs in less than 2 hours, was back in the studio at 11:30 am.

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    Looks great eh? Skied like a fuking race track - IF you know where the rocks are, good day to not be ski patrol as people were eating basalt.

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  17. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    More of the same today - no action shots as we were hammering! Ran into a bunch of old friends, snow was not bad, had a blast.


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  18. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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  19. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    This is totally irresponsibly dangerous...I LOVE IT!! :evil:lol3 You rock Dan & Mat.
  20. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Well, full disclosure requires the admission that the irresponsibly dangerous stunts were rocked by my decidedly younger friends. Dan rocked the videography and campsite-by-phone video editing. :D