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    bcrider
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    On Thursday I drove up to Echo Summit to see how much snow fell. There was enough to take some pictures of but not enough to ride in.

    It was refreshing to see nonetheless.

    Echo Lake area is still a storm or two from being ridable…lake needs to freeze still too.

    At least the boats are put up for winter.

    Thursday night, My Own Two Feet (human powered snowboard film http://leewardcinema.com/2feet/videomedium.html) at The Divided Sky.

    On Friday I decided to make the extra trek to Carson to check conditions there. Dishwasher Dave and Chris from Leeward had been there a couple days earlier and the pics looked good so I was hopeful.

    Hope Valley along the way.

    No one in the lot at 8:30am so I cranked the tunes and got ready. Am I really going snowboarding? Summer seamed to drag on forever.

    To my surprise you could skin from the car and boy did it feel great. Not too long and Round Top comes into view.

    Getting closer.

    RT looked good but I opted for the closer Elephants Back and the chute just past the center right.

    Soon I was on top and looking down the first run of the season! Looks a little sharky at the top…will I remember how to snowboard? Snowballs thrown, bindings tight, googles adjusted….DROPPING!

    The line was sweet!

    Someone else with the same idea.

    Dog

    Met powdork from TGR too.

    Back for another.

    Last look at RT on the ski out.

    Good times and great to be back on the snow!!!

    #610137
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Nice pics!

    More snow plz 🙂

    #610138
    stoudema
    550 Posts

    Congrats and way to get it done :thatrocks: The pictures from Hope Valley are really scenic – beautiful country! Bring on Winter!

    #610139
    cascadianwarrior
    46 Posts

    Digging the hoar in the 2nd pic

    #610140
    iceworm
    51 Posts

    Congrats! Nothing beats the first turns! All hail the snow gods :bow:

    #610141
    kjkrow
    353 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    Mmmm … Hoar!

    #610142
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    Hooray for first turns :clap:

    #610143
    mmcpheet
    98 Posts

    Peanut butter jelly time :bananas:

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