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Re: First Snowfall!
Hutzal #149226 12/22/06 03:25 AM
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Ya Amie...that's looking up the canyon to the North. This little town is surrounded by mountains and ocean. It's very pretty in the summer when everything is green.

Here's the same view from the third floor.



Here's a couple shots from last winter. We like to find the top of the mountains. The cliff face is pretty much straight and down, 2800'.

That's me...



This would be Ken...





How I get up there...



The rest of the boys....



The view....



Re: First Snowfall!
michael_d #149227 12/22/06 04:44 AM
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Hmm.. making me seriously look at a sno-cross helmet for the winter.. I usually just wear a motorcycle cranium casket and stuff a scarf up the bottom to seal it up.

Bren R.

Re: First Snowfall!
michael_d #149228 12/22/06 02:12 PM
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Oh man, Ian and I will trailer up the sleds and come right up! That looks like it would be an amazing ride!! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Re: First Snowfall!
Amie #149229 12/22/06 06:46 PM
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Shoot Amie, that's just the riding right from my house....You wouldn't believe the places you can go around here. There's even a whole network of cross country ski trails right out the back yard too. I have plenty of room if you get the itch to come up. Have Ian bring up one of them fancy amps he's playing with.

Bren,
Moto-cross helmets are the only way to go. We ride pretty hard, lots of air, deep snow, boon-dogging, sidehilling and just plain crazy assed stuff that most rational people wouldn't ever do. It's usually full throttle until you get too tired to hold on, then take a break. With these helmets and quick straps for the goggles, it's real quick to pull off the helmet and relax a bit. Plus, they're light and the goggles don't fog up. I usually have three sets of goggles with me.....clear, blue and amber for the different snow conditions. When it's real cold, I just put on a head sock.

Re: First Snowfall!
michael_d #149230 12/22/06 07:00 PM
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Care to give an extreme skier - and Ski Patroller with experience in escaping the "dragon" - a couple of rides to the top?

I will find my own way down....I see several sick lines I would rip down those hills!!!


Regards,

Mike
Re: First Snowfall!
BBIBH #149231 12/22/06 07:22 PM
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There's two heli-ski outfits that operate here each season. Dean Cummings runs one of them (you should know him). He's nuts, but safe. http://heli-skiing.gordonsguide.com/deancummings/website.cfm

There's also a couple snow cat operations. They don't go up as high, but it's a lot less expensive. Or, if you can hang on and bail when I need you to, I'll run you up.

My knees won't take it anymore, so I had to give up the vertical stuff. I've got a freshly tuned set of Soloman AK Rockets for sale...

Re: First Snowfall!
michael_d #149232 12/22/06 07:22 PM
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That's some truly beautifull country Mike, I guess most that white will be gone in June when we get up there, my wifes gift to me and the kids for Christmas is a cruise on the Norwegian Pearl through Glacier Bay


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Re: First Snowfall!
michael_d #149233 12/22/06 09:09 PM
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Quote:

Moto-cross helmets are the only way to go. We ride pretty hard, lots of air, deep snow, boon-dogging, sidehilling and just plain crazy assed stuff that most rational people wouldn't ever do. It's usually full throttle until you get too tired to hold on, then take a break. With these helmets and quick straps for the goggles, it's real quick to pull off the helmet and relax a bit. Plus, they're light and the goggles don't fog up. I usually have three sets of goggles with me.....clear, blue and amber for the different snow conditions. When it's real cold, I just put on a head sock.


I finally got a chance to try sno-cross and goggles last year (along with a Polaris 900 Fusion) at the farm. It's a huge improvement, so many factors going against me for a full cranium casket - I wear glasses, I'm a head-sweater and a mouth breather, and I have a goatee. Seriously considering changing over this year, so I won't have to leave my visor up an inch just to be able to see... that blast of -80 wind chill on the top lip just isn't any fun anymore after 30.

Maybe this year when I go out I'll bring a camera... no shortage of sleds out there, with about 25 of them within a 5 minute drive (and being a rural area, everyone gladly hands over keys to their sled to the "anglophone guy from the city" without hesitation, and even fuel and oil it up!)

Usually a Polaris 600 Classic for me if I'm riding with the guys, or a heavy, older Indy 440 if I'm taking the girls out.

Wonder if there's enough snow now... hmm...

Bren R.

Re: First Snowfall!
michael_d #149234 12/22/06 10:17 PM
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I have heard of Dean, but I am more familiar with Chugach Powder Guides

Salomon's huh.....same as I run. Solid ski, wood cores which are important as the foam in most skis goes "dead" with serious use, and allows flexing to de-engage the edges...especially bad when you really get into them and need the edges.


Regards,

Mike
Re: First Snowfall!
michael_d #149235 12/23/06 01:02 AM
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Hey you have a park nearby!!
That's great.


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