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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #120 on: December 11, 2007, 08:17:38 pm »
Yes, Gary, I had my beacon, telescoping poles, receiver, avalanche shovel, Air-lung device to deal with the 6" base.
Of course, I was a little nervous, since I was alone. No one wanted to chance an OB type adventure so full of danger. :o
Of course, the crowd above on the lifts, had a fine time grading the degree of back-seat, out of control swoops, I made in the smidgen of soft stuff there. ;D
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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #121 on: December 12, 2007, 07:00:58 am »
Good Morning all you RealSkiers!!!
Even if you're Quasi-Real, Good morning! ;D
Looking forward to dusting the city soot off my heels and heading out west, where the air is clean, (uh, once out of Denver) the mountains full of snow and the hot springs just waiting for me with its sweet sulfur smell. ;)
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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #122 on: December 12, 2007, 08:11:35 am »
Sorry to see that you are not excited for the trip ;D

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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #123 on: December 12, 2007, 09:04:38 am »
Gee Lynn..you know your backcountry gear well....I see deep snow skiing in your future.

Oh ...boy stil snowing at the Boat!

Almost time to rattle the sabers!

G

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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #124 on: December 12, 2007, 02:33:25 pm »
I'll be breathing Colorado mountain air by this time tomorrow and will enjoy dinner in Steamboat  ;D :D ;D. I'll post pix if its still daylight.

Pack with your warmest undies everyone, it will be near zero at dawn this weekend!

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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #125 on: December 12, 2007, 03:25:30 pm »
Gee Lynn..you know your backcountry gear well....I see deep snow skiing in your future.

Oh ...boy stil snowing at the Boat!

Almost time to rattle the sabers!

G

Gary, are you sure the equipment isn't more indicative of deep snow falling and swimming??
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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #126 on: December 12, 2007, 09:03:15 pm »
You are right. "Swimming" in the snow is more my style! ;D
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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #127 on: December 13, 2007, 08:09:56 am »
Jim..my equipment is not open for discussion here  ::)...however, swimming in deep snow is all truestic in body senses.
Although the deepest powder I've skied in is knee high powder, I can tell you the felling of floating almost in slow motion, the feeling of no bottom under foot, the feeling of porpoising up and down in light powder is without a doubt most delightful....freak n' rocks!!!! ;D

There is so much less strain on the knees and back than skiing groomers....it's true.

Hopefully we'll get some in bounds powder for all to play in. So far it looks like snowing there big today, tomorrow and again on Wednesday.

I'm thinking we'll be getting our fill of awesome conditions together...

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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #128 on: December 13, 2007, 08:17:34 am »
Ahhh, the highly addictive feeling of flying/floating down the mountain with little sensation; almost no sound or resistance. The coolest thing is skiing in the evergreens; the sound is deadened and its a really strange feeling. Your mind has so little input from the surrounding environment as far as sound, feeling it's my favorite thing. The Closets and the area over on sunshine peak over by the far boundary is perfect. I hope we all get to experience it.

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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #129 on: December 13, 2007, 09:37:36 am »
Hey Ron, that sounds like my kind of fun.
That would be a day to demo some fatties.
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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #130 on: December 13, 2007, 09:37:53 am »
We're there Watea brother...

Steamboat....2007 is upon us!

Leaving 6am in the morning. Can't wait to see all Saturday.

Safe journey!

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Re: Countdown to RS 2... bump down baby!
« Reply #131 on: December 13, 2007, 10:25:55 am »
Hey Ron, that sounds like my kind of fun.
That would be a day to demo some fatties.

We will, there is plenty of pow up there and many of the spots I was shown are local spots so I doubt they are all played