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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
It's not snowing here yet but it will be soon.. up high.
oh well... here's a kitty for Ekat
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
CAT PORN!

:-)

ox
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Ya Ekat.. ;) ill get a shot of the alpine shop where they park em, next time I get some decent light.


It's pissing here today!!
Looking wet up there....
Looking wet up there....
Credit: Big Mike
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
BigMike. . . seein's that it's IntraWest, methinks they've got a huge bank of Pisten Bullies, just like Mammoth.

SHOOT 'EM UP!

POST 'EM UP!

I'd love to see them!

The garage at MMSA is actually bigger than the Kassbohrer Factory where they're built.

I've been away from Mammoth for about 10 years - but when I left, they had 53 of them. . . my heart would RACE every single time I'd go to the garage.

Those machines are an Anal Retent's Dream Come True!

:-)

P.S. The only thing that comes close would be a Zamboni!

Nothin' like driving something that takes total dog squeeze and turns it into GLORY!

HA!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
finally gettin some here
the dacks
the dacks
Credit: wilbeer
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
Ekat- You got it. Two big yards full o' PB's. One for each hill. I had the pleasure of cruising around with a buddy on his shift one night last year. Pretty sweet! I got first dibs on the 40cms we got overnight!!
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
YAY.

So. . . did your friend let you drive?

OH, PLEASE SAY YES!

Once you've driven one of those puppies, your dreams of PERFECT SNOW change forever!

:-)

I can actually HEAR that perfect roar in my dreams!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
No. We were in the Winch cat, so he didn't want to risk it. He said if we were in a normal cat it would have been all good. I did however get to drive our snowmobile clubs PB a little bit last year. Super cool. Thing is like a tank! Ill see if I can scratch up a few pics.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
Yeah. . . everything Kassbohrer builds is totally bitchen. . . built, as my sainted father would say, like a brickshithouse!

:-)

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
Hey, wilbeer. . . how big are those trees?

NICE!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
they are somewhat midget spruce trees,near the timberline,there is a name for em,but i dont really know.only above 3000 ft.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
there is a name for em,but i dont really know

Ahhhhhhhh. . . the ever beloved krummholz!

Nice to see that many of them in one place!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
krummholz eh? we are always hoping for more slides to wash them off the peaks,open up some lines,they are fun to slalom though!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
Hahaha... In golden they just take the chainsaws and glade their own runs.... ;)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 07:29pm PT
yeah:

krummholz |ˈkroŏmhōlts|
noun
stunted windblown trees growing near the tree line on mountains.
ORIGIN early 20th cent.: from German, literally ‘crooked wood.’

Sound right?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Ekat here's one of me in our club's 200d


Cool machine!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
LawdyLawdyLawdy. . . look at that thing!

POETRY IN DESIGN AND FUNCTION!

Your club must have some $$$$, eh?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Actually we got it donated and we did a lot of work on it. We struggle to keep it running every year.

Here is another one.

Our cabin behind it is a lease and we take care of it for the province for a song, but they won't give us a long term lease right now..



Grooming into the sunset.

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
NICE. . . do you have a garage for it?

We didn't, at Tamarack. Blanchard and Dit had to keep both of them running OUTSIDE at 8,600 feet in the shadow of the Sleeping Giant Herself, Mammoth Mountain. HUGE snow loads, mega wind, gnarly conditions. Guess all that jive just upped the pain threshold for later in life, eh?

:-)

SOOOOOOO. . . this club is for snowmobiling?

Do you let Nordic skiers play on your grooming?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:36pm PT
Nope. No garage. She sits out in the elements at about 5500feet a lot. Unfortunately. Working on her in the snow sucks. It is what it is, so we try and bring her down to the parking lot for small maintenance and one of our members has a shop in town for the big stuff..

We have tenure to access our cabin via a public forest service road so yes, anyone can come play, not that we wouldn't allow them to if we could. We have people hike up all the time. We just aren't very fond of it when they break into the cabin...
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