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Boot
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March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« on: 03/12/14, 08:38 PM »

For me too much work, too little snow, too much snow, too much rain, broken sleds, and bad luck timing with partners and weather has made for very few turns this season  Sad.  Tuesday I got my due with all aligning perfectly.  Expected firm down low and hoped for a few new up high, but watching satellite of a southerly-like convergence zone pointed right at the north side of Rainier and dropping temps, it looked like we might get lucky.  The deep cold snow in the White River drainage up the Emmons to Steamboat Prow felt more torturous than lucky by these two trail-breakers, but was tempered by the beauty of the day and mountains.  Kyle busted ass; can't imagine what he would have done if I'd fed him  Smiley.  Steamboat was windless and Interglacier was still in FULL-ON SUN.  After over 3,500' of dreamy turns we were unable to describe what we just rode.  The bottomless bouncy float was felt once before in this same place, but not to the degree or with this top to bottom consistency.  With the sun at our backs every turn blew a huge shadow spray left, then right, repeat, each time covering our own shadow.  To finish the 6,500' day we skinned up the shoulder of Ruth and rode the Emmons, then one final skin back to WR Campground.  Few pics, but my camera quit on me part way up and hope Kyle will add some.  BTW, expected to see some big slides, but only one we saw from a distance was one of the NE facing peaks on the north end of Gov's Ridge.


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Jake the Brit
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #1 on: 03/12/14, 10:37 PM »

That's a great report, love the pics too. Particularly the 1st one, it has great lines (& curves)
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Good2Go
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #2 on: 03/12/14, 11:36 PM »

Great pics! I ignored the telemetry and skied Stuart yesterday.  Was a wonderful day in the sun, and good skiing for the most part, but I should have headed south. Pow trumps corn every time.
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Kyle Miller
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #3 on: 03/13/14, 11:51 AM »

Such an amazing day though trail braking was brutal. Couldn't agree more about the conditions on the Interglacier being the best I have experienced.

According to my Gopro 2 minutes and 34 seconds of bliss

Here are a few photos.











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In a perfect world, everybody would act with the correct etiquette and follow the rules. Human nature as it is= NOT GOING TO HAPPEN....no matter how many discussion on ski blogs/websites. Face reality............
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #4 on: 03/13/14, 12:52 PM »

nice!!!!!

i didn't see quite that much snow up on baker, but specific volcanoes notwithstanding, it sure was a great day to be riding light, cold pow in the alpine sun!

and sledding out sure beats skinning out in the rain.  that last damp slog fest cost me my camera!
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Jonn-E
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #5 on: 03/13/14, 01:41 PM »

nice!!!!!

i didn't see quite that much snow up on baker,
BS, did you lose a red buckle?
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bs.
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #6 on: 03/13/14, 07:11 PM »

BS, did you lose a red buckle?

nope.  green buckles on my snowboard ski boots!

but there were a few other parties on the north side of baker enjoying the sun and pow on tuesday...
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rlsg
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #7 on: 03/13/14, 07:51 PM »

WOW--SO COOL!  THANKS.
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gfunk
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #8 on: 03/14/14, 09:01 AM »

Now that's a happy TR.  Stoked for you guys!
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #9 on: 03/14/14, 09:56 PM »

hate. you.  hate. you.  wish. i. was. you.  hate.  hate. 
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Boot
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #10 on: 03/14/14, 10:21 PM »

Savegondor- Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry  Grin
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Re: March 11, 2014, Inter-G and Big E
« Reply #11 on: 03/17/14, 12:58 PM »

Savegondor- Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry  Grin

wish I had that sled.  tomorrow looks great.  a friend and I may head to crystal instead. 
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