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FreeBird
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April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« on: 04/15/12, 07:22 PM »

A little crusty the first 1000' or so...
Then smooth fast goodness to the bridge Grin
Sun is good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qT4k2vleaY&feature=colike

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.430968580253753.120652.100000218445455&type=1&l=6cc5f2d5eb
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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #1 on: 04/16/12, 10:25 AM »

I think I followed your tracks!  Were you by chance the party of 4 I watched from Pebble Creek?  If so what was your descent line to the glacier? I couldn't figure that part out.  We were some of the last off the mountain, down on the glacier by 5:30 right as the sun became occluded and the light went flatter....making the huge white valley and featureless terrain weirdly disorienting.  After the toe the mank was sticky, as was expected for such a late descent.

It was a first for me, and awesome to finally crest the 6K descent mark.
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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #2 on: 04/16/12, 01:16 PM »

I was solo but skied past a group of three just above the chute and a group of two at the chute entrance, probably a little before one.  I traversed hard right once into the main chute cause there was some debris.  Once I was on top of the wind lip I skied fall line to the glacier.  Then skied down the middle of the glacier.  Last Sunday I tried the same thing but had to skin back to paradise cause the light was so flat I couldn't tell what was up or down.  It is one my favorite lines especially when you can ski to the bridge without any sticky snow.   
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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #3 on: 04/16/12, 01:35 PM »

Group of 4 must have been a bit later.  Chute was starting to refreeze into nasty by the time I got there...I too bumped up on the windlip to escape the chunder, following your tracks, but then when they peeled over the blind rollover skiers right I lost faith and bailed over the windlip left and made the best of the rest by hugging right under the cliff.  Remeeting yours (and others that I don't know where they came from) tracks below the cliffs, I then had life-affirming hero turns in perfect corn down the fan.
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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #4 on: 04/16/12, 01:56 PM »

Looking great up there. I like the tunes.
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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #5 on: 04/16/12, 03:56 PM »

I too bumped up on the windlip to escape the chunder, following your tracks, but then when they peeled over the blind rollover skiers right I lost faith and bailed over the windlip

It's filled in good right now, but it will get more exciteing as it melts...

I then had life-affirming hero turns in perfect corn down the fan. 


Life-affirming hero turns Grin


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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #6 on: 04/19/12, 08:24 PM »

my cat could ski that run Roll Eyes
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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #7 on: 04/20/12, 01:58 PM »

You taught your cat to ski and enjoy 10-45 degree slopes?  Sweet!

I taught my cat to chase trolls, personally, because it sharpens his hunting instinct.
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Re: April 15, 2012, Muir to Bridge
« Reply #8 on: 04/20/12, 05:07 PM »

my cat could ski that run Roll Eyes

Mine can ski it switch Roll Eyes
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