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  • #799923
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    Long time no post. Looks like everyone is getting after it. I was have way up bonkers when you guys rode Stair. Looked fun! Everytime I go up there plan on breaking my stairs cherry as my exit run but have always chickened out/get lured back to bonkers. Good work.

    Glad you like the fish scales Doug. I have them on my Revelator and I love having them when I need them. Unfortunatlley the slow me down and destroy my switch-falling leaf-bushwhacking moves, more often than I get to use them.

    Anyway keep the stoke coming. Last week I used some killer beta by Bucky back from the olden days (2011) to get some sweet basin and range novelty riding in. Long live SB.com!

    Because of the inversion there was a pretty deep 6 inches of snow on the roads which made things interesting. Snowdrifts forced us to start at about 5000 feet only to run out of snow by the time the road ended a thousand feet higher only to return shortly after

    By the time we topped out there was 5 to 6 feet of snow out of the wind zone.

    It was getting really windy and nasty up on the ridge so we had no choice but to endure the 3000’+ fall line and assorted survival riding pitches back to the truck.

    Snow was wind fuck to powder to wind buffed powder to wind board to corn to mushed potatoes to dust on talus to grass to 2 miles of suprisingly fun road riding

    Hope everyone continues to get after it and keeps this site going!

    #791253
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    Im on my 5th or 6th Gerber Compact Sport. I lose one every few years but like it so much i keep buying replacements. small enough to carry in a pocket if needed, big enough to be useful. It satisfies all of my riding, backpacking, and fishing needs.

    #791048
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    “Thin is in”, said the fat old tree.

    #craig gordon

    # ME

    (shark attack at 1:11 <))^><)

    #790925
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    Im still out riding, having more fun than ever. ButI kinda just stopped taking pictures lately. Im becoming burnt out on all the social media nonsense. Too much self promotion and not enough focusing on why we go into the mountains in the first place. The only time ill really pull out my camera(phone) is if I happen to put down a particularly pretty set of wiggles or go to a new place. But most of those remain buried on my hard drive for future reveiw. Being a future grumpy old man the crowds bug me so Ive made a point to get away from the wasatch on weekends when I have the time to drive elsewhere. That said, I still dont think its that hard to find a clean line even on a weekend. But the seeing groups of 12 put dumb switchbacks in and desecrate the mountains with there ugly lines ruins the experience for me so I try to stay away.

    I do enjoy this forum and I hope people continue to post. You guys here have good taste.

    Anyway, here are a couple of videos of long boring lines. First one is of some extra curricular riding during a business trip to Idaho a few weeks ago and the second one is of some longer lines in Utah.

    #787255
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    I was expecting novelty turns, ended up with some high quality top to bottom riding.

    #787130
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    Friday was the only day I could get pretty pictures.
    Crust below the fluff really helped with the rocks.

    #786771
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    Most days in November resulted in a high pow turn to rock ratio. What else can a guy guy ask for? Here are some pics in chronological order.

    #782144
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    sweet! The mountains remind me of Nevada and Utah.

    #782132
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    Utah’s west desert might have won this Saturday. 18 inches of fresh at the top of the couloirs.

    #782099
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    Pics don’t work for me either

    #781941
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    WOW thanks for the help guys. Great intel. I’m not heading down that way until next week and will probably be limited to a day before or after my 5-10 day project. Zude, Ill shoot you a PM when I know when ill be able to tour. Maybe something will work out but if not you guys have given me plenty of info to find some snow to slide on.

    #781940
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    I wrote mountain accord to let them know my opinion but I don’t trust them They are pro development. I get the feeling that Ski Utah and friends is funding them. Either way, our comments are cant hurt so if you haven’t already done so, chime in.

    #781796
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    It was a fun few days while it lasted. I don’t know if it was the wind or lack of crowds but I don’t think I crossed a track in 3 three days of riding. I counted 3 people including me in Cardiff fork on a Saturday at 1100 in bottomless conditions…

    #781661
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    Really cool. How long of a walk is to both of those hills? Every spring when I see you guys post your TR’s I vow to make it to California the next year. Maybe next year….

    #781574
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    Its kinda hard to get motivated to get out but it still is fun if you can find soft snow. Here are some pics from the last couple weeks..

    The last time it snowed

    Flagstaff last week 🙁

    Things are getting brushy in Broads F.

    Glide cracks

    Game over north of BCC road.

    Mill B isn’t looking too good either

    #781370
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    Looks like a fun chute!

    #781369
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    Snurfer, that’s an epic trip you got going. thanks for sharing your pics. The LaSals look more filled in than I was expecting. How far did you get on the road up sawmill basin in the henrys? Was it snow covered before the campground? I think the road is sketchy enough when it is dry,. I ended up doing a lot of driving last week for work and a detour to the Henrys before going to Springdale for work this past week was too much for me. Think the snow will last a few more weeks on the east side of the divide?

    #781240
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    I went back to Cedar Breaks hoping to ride the some spicier lines down in to the abyss. Unfortunately, it got to warm and the snow was locked up in the shaded aspects and patchy to non existent in the sun. I wasnt sure I could get back up if I went down. Fortunately,corn on the south side of Brian Head peak was ripe for the picking. Super easy roadside access meant laps all morning.

    Maybe not worth the drive but I was enroute to the desert for a business trip so it was worthwhile detour.

    #781069
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    Sweet! That place is such an anomaly during the winter. As Im sure you know, the longish, steep, narrow and rocky approach keeps people out. In the summer, literally hundreds of people a day visit the drainage. As Im sure you know, the longish, steep, narrow and rocky approach keeps people out.

    #780838
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    Im heading south this weekend with the intention of putting wiggles where they don’t belong. If it wasn’t a pre planned trip with the lady, Id love to make the pilgrimage with you. The following weekend, I hope to leave a few days early for a work assignment down south to see what I can find.

    This storm should make for a fun spring.

    If any heads to the desert ranges, be careful. A little wind could turn some slopes in lawnmowers. There was a lot of thin rotten snow out there a week ago.

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