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Kenji
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Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« on: 12/17/15, 10:25 AM »

David and I camped out in his van at the Baker lot for three nights, Monday was the sunny powder day.  Surprisingly we were the only ones beyond Artist Point and enjoyed the solitude and the powder except breaking trails wherever we went. The snow pack was light-side up this time and not much wind affected, we didn't see any avy activities.  Since the skiing was so good anywhere, we did laps down to the Wells drainage from the saddle.  We made it back to Artist Point before dark, then pulled out our bright head lamps.  I love my new Petzl nao!







More pics here.
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #1 on: 12/17/15, 12:07 PM »

gorgeous shots! click through to that gallery, folks!!

but please, more #vanlife shots... I'll start contributing to those soon Smiley
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #2 on: 12/17/15, 12:19 PM »

on #vanlife:
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #3 on: 12/17/15, 12:24 PM »

Beautiful!
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #4 on: 12/17/15, 02:47 PM »

That is the life. Baker calls.
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #5 on: 12/17/15, 03:03 PM »

Awesome photos! Looks like a great time.
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #6 on: 12/17/15, 09:22 PM »

Braided lines off the ridge are such an under appreciated art form!  Absolutely beautiful shot thanks.  And what a coup getting those great turns without any competition, nice work if you can get it!
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #7 on: 12/19/15, 01:40 PM »

Love those photos as usual...  Thanks for showing the braided 8's ....good example for how to not ruin a slope slashing/traversing all over... those could win figure 8 contest for sure...that is real skiing...
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #8 on: 12/20/15, 10:44 AM »

Great shots!

I tried to get a bunch of vans together for a couple days of skiing a few years ago and it didn't work out too well, but I'd like to try again this year. I'll be sure and post it here on TAY as well as the other usual Vanagon internet spots.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to repairing mine Wink
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Re: Dec 14, 2015, Baker, Ptarmigan Ridge
« Reply #9 on: 12/20/15, 07:47 PM »

The 8 track was by David, I'd have skied in an open Wink  He may have felt that line was the safest in that bowl.  It was a little gentler and a slight rib.

It is David's van, I was just a passenger Grin
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