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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby USAKeller » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:20 am

nkan02 wrote:Let me guess. Are those Missouri gulch willows??? Who can forget those :)

Haha, I took that pic when Bill and I skied Bierstadt a few years ago! That horrible post-holing was just what we needed to cap off the worst 14er ski line ever.

I have an unspoken rule that whenever Bill falls I have to capture it on film.
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:24 am

Let er rip!

well, I am the worst picture attacher ever. :(
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby ajkagy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:34 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Let's not forget this kind of fun...
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that's a weird looking animal :-D
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Bean » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:49 am

E-dorvs wrote:HA! I knew I could have put money on the fact that you were in that group. I guess I will just take that as the genuine sentiment it was. Thanks!


Guilty as charged. And the sentiment was very much sincere, I don't wish equipment failures on anyone - even snowshoers. :wink:
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby USAKeller » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:04 am

After a killer ski of St. Mary's Glacier a few days ago, I couldn't help but be stoked for winter too. Here's some pics:

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby GregMiller » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:10 am

USAKeller wrote:After a killer ski of St. Mary's Glacier a few days ago, I couldn't help but be stoked for winter too. Here's some pics:


Would it be worth it to go up there and get started practicing skinning up stuff, or should I wait for real snow? And how does it look right now?
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Bean » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:26 am

farcedude wrote:Would it be worth it to go up there and get started practicing skinning up stuff, or should I wait for real snow? And how does it look right now?


It's horrible summer snow now, don't bother. And skinning is little more than walking; you'll have trouble on tight steep tree-laden switchbacks like this:

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But there's literally nothing to it when it's wide open and mellow. Well, usually.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Carl » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:49 am

USAKeller wrote:I have an unspoken rule that whenever Bill falls I have to capture it on film.


Bean seems to have an unspoken rule that he tries to capture every time I suffer putting in skin tracks up steep slopes or thick glades (see above). So I've created my own rule of taking lots of pictures of me drinking beers with his fiancé.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby USAKeller » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:13 am

That's funny Carl!

farcedude wrote:
USAKeller wrote:After a killer ski of St. Mary's Glacier a few days ago, I couldn't help but be stoked for winter too. Here's some pics:

Would it be worth it to go up there and get started practicing skinning up stuff, or should I wait for real snow? And how does it look right now?

Agree with Bean - definitely not worth it. I'm just crazy in the head. Don't know if you can see this photo or not, but you can see the snow behind me. It's very dirty and badly snow-cupped, and only about 325' vert of skiing: St. Mary's ski
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Elliot » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:33 am

Some good pics on here and some funny ones. Great thread, heres a few from last season
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby mtnfiend » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:19 pm

Carl wrote:
USAKeller wrote:I have an unspoken rule that whenever Bill falls I have to capture it on film.

Bean seems to have an unspoken rule that he tries to capture every time I suffer putting in skin tracks up steep slopes or thick glades (see above). So I've created my own rule of taking lots of pictures of me drinking beers with his fiancé.
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Ahem.....Carl, this one occurred on the way DOWN!! :lol:
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby George James » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:34 pm

Bump.

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