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east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
bluebird and chilly, on the search for ice, not the climbing kine........
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
HohMahn. . . if the eastside gets another good ice skating year, I'm shuttin' down TheHolyMont and drivin' down there!

GO.

Post up what you find! (pretty please?)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
We had some snow here this week, it all melted out though.

If Jay Peak gets snow like it usually does, I'll be up there whenever possible.

It sounds crazy, but Jay has steep, krummholtz terrain up on top, and well spaced trees down low. All steep. Cliff drops too, that's what I live for.

Here's the kicker, Jay gets around 350'' a season. That's CO type numbers.

Fingers crossed, it's about time I got back on the GNAR train.

I can totally throw a better rodeo 7 than any of you.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Credit: east side underground

tricks are for kids....heh heh heh

And I can out crack climb Donini any day :)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
OK, I'll bite. I'm bored.

I competed in the IFSA Big Mountain Series from '99-'01.

Never did well, top twenty once.

But, I know a thing or two about charging steep lines.

:)
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
" I know a thing or two about charging steep lines" Cheers!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Brandon: Jay Peak!!! Haven't thought about that mountain in years. In the late 1980's, I worked as a sales-rep for a now extinct skiwear company that was based near Jay Peak.

The company hosted a annual mid-Jan sales meeting at Jay Peak. We were expected to ski one day during the meeting. I will agree the area is fun and challenging, but at one meeting the ski day was also a rain day. The Colorado rep & I both said "fuk-it we don't have to ski in the rain," and drove to Montreal for the day.

Management was pissed-off at our bad-attitude. We were the two best skiers in the rep-force, and our not being there for the shist-day of skiing set a bad example.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
Full disclosure, I haven't thrown a rodeo seven in two years. I'm 33 now, and I'm sure my muscle memory is sufficient to allow me a sick off axis flip. Hopefully my center of gravity hasn't changed drastically enough to preclude this. ;)

Get some, snow lovers!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
Yesterday in the Valley...


John M

climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
Holy Frijoles Jerry !!! Thats a stunner..
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Thanks John. It was a magical day.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
WOW Jerry!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 03:11am PT
Sic pic Jerry!

It's Fuvking snowing alright!!!!


Angel's Crest, Squamish Chief. First winter ascent 2012?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 11:40am PT
It's still snowing and I gotta go work in it today ... Ughhh
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 12, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Big Mike, jealous...

Hoping for another winter like this (2 years ago). But this year we are building our own pulks, too old for humping big loads into the back country.

Glacier Point Road, Yosemite
Glacier Point Road, Yosemite
Credit: SCseagoat

Ground is packed, tent is set, and we even got a picture without yello...
Ground is packed, tent is set, and we even got a picture without yellow snow in it!
Credit: SCseagoat

edit: Backcountry Love; please have snow like this again.

Backcountry touring and snow camping...a love affair.
Backcountry touring and snow camping...a love affair.
Credit: SCseagoat




Susan


Jay, we did well, couldn't believe the number of jack knifed big rigs, however.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:34pm PT
Nice Susan! Looks like fun!

It's snowing for sure...
Snow golf anyone??
Snow golf anyone??
Credit: Big Mike
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
summer's back..... no ice for you..... go climbing.....
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Relax, SnowLovers. You know ALL too well the Trials & Tribulations of the dreaded Between Times.
Well, here we are again, just wait yer turn(s).....It gets better. ;-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 11:48am PT
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Still drier than a popcorn fart here on TheHolyMont. . . but. . . Big's gettin' somethin'!

YAY!
steve shea

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
I just got back from five days in Summit co. Loveland A Basin and Copper. We had great weather, even six new one day for dust on crust. It was a veritable arc fest. They really know how to farm early season snow in Co. Especially Copper. Two feet of pure chalk, no rocks with the odd patch of frozen liquid just to keep you honest. Ripping good fun to start the ski year. Ski teams from all over the world training full speed GS on the new FIS mandated 35m radius skis for good imagery. Remember folks the lifts are there for a reason. Screw the backcountry! It's all about taping your ears back and going fast, truly fast by fixing your heels and following the path to ski enlightenment by laying down the big arcs. It is all fun, snow sliding, but feeling like you have wheels of steel after an arcathon session is better, yes folks, better than POW. Heh, Heh. You surfers should be able to relate. A groomed hill, 800m vertical, honed and waxed GS skis etc. What's it like? Every turn you are proned out feeling the energy and pressure build , setting up to release and dive into the next turn over and over. Carving clean arcs at 45mph. I'm not a very good surfer but GS reminds me of really clean fast bottom turns, feeling the energy of the wave build and pitch up, going faster and faster pushing the ride. On skis you get it over and over all day and you get to rest your wheels between runs on the lift rides. After near 20yrs working for Rossignol/Rossignol Race Dept, I have not gotten it out of my system. Let it snow!
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