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  • #571591
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Had plans to ski a couple peaks in the San Juans last weekend. Addimen and Bones Got Broke were in. weather and avy conditions prevented us from completing the plan, but we did get some really good turns in down a few chutes on Red Mtn Pass. Heres the pics:

    Before:

    After:

    Next day things cleared up and we went for a couple more lines

    Day 3 the sun came out:


    (we skied this one at night, so no pictures…)

    Good getting out guys. Ill be back soon.

    #616743
    schralptowner
    176 Posts

    Great work, sick turns and great pics. I heard about the dust storm rolling in and turning everything orange, I was waiting to see some pics from a buddy and now I know what they meant when they said everything turned RED! Crazy. Keep up the TRs znd great pics!!

    #616744
    bones get broke
    298 Posts

    Thanks hft and adimmen for three awesome days. I hope you guys come back soon.

    The photos below were take ~2hrs after the ones above. The red tint comes from a wicked dust storm that blew in with the fresh snow. It’s eerie riding red snow to say the least.

    Red room???

    I wish CO wasn’t so flat. 😆

    hft hatin’ life…….. 😉

    :thatrocks:

    #616745
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    YUUUUMMMMM

    nice to see some deep pow shots

    I like that red snow. Reminds me of a red tide . And surfing in a red tide is pretty trippy too

    Great TR

    #616746
    Nikon
    218 Posts

    What brought on the dust storm? I’ve never seen snow look like that before – pretty rad and makes for some cool shots.

    #616747
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    @HikeforTurns wrote:

    zomg!

    (we skied this one at night, so no pictures…)

    money :rock:

    #616748
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Awesome! Looks freakin’ great HFT. I see you were sporting the helmet cam. Any footy from that thing?

    #616749
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Yup:

    http://www.forrestthorniley.com/videos/redmtnA02.wmv

    Its not great, but first attempt. Im a little dissapointed in the field of view, im gonna try it on the top of the helmet next time.

    (video ends at 6:30 or so, I need to chop off the extra dead time)

    #616750
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    I’d say it’s a decent first try. I’m sure you’ll get better at it.

    #616751
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Bonez.. you MF’n rippin bastard…. Seeing this is motivation to get my ass packin to CO, or MT

    I love your style homez.. laaaaaaaaaaay back, slash it up. :thumpsup:

    Man, the San Juans are money! :headbang:

    #616752
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Is it gay to have to punch one out, after watchin that vid? :scratch: :nononno:

    nice job, boy0Z!

    #616753
    IridePow
    288 Posts

    Man… you guys still rocking powder??!!
    Nice TR!

    Here we changed to corn season, but still hoping for another good storm to get a few last pow turns in.

    #616754
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    The storms are lining up and knocking them down as of late. We got almost no snow in the month of March and now April has roared. Berthoud Pass got around 20″ Fri-Sun last weekend. Winterpark is reporting another 5″ over night today, and another spring storm is hitting this weekend. I will say that the strength of each successive storm seems to be getting weaker, but I’ll take it.

    #616755
    bones get broke
    298 Posts

    Nice footy hft.
    It’s almost like I was there.

    :thatrocks:

    #616756
    Taft
    287 Posts

    @bones get broke wrote:

    now this is one cool tr, but if you ever tried shit like that around here, (as in two at a time down a slope, even in the trees which can be 50+ degrees) you’d soon find your self with out people to ride with. must be nice to have that sort of confidance in the snow pack.

    #616757
    bones get broke
    298 Posts

    @Large Format wrote:

    now this is one cool tr, but if you ever tried shit like that around here, (as in two at a time down a slope, even in the trees which can be 50+ degrees) you’d soon find your self with out people to ride with. must be nice to have that sort of confidance in the snow pack.

    That portion of the chute wasn’t very steep. I think maybe if you tilted your head the right way you could make it 30deg.
    The upper, steeper sections were all ridden via “leapfrogging” from safety to safety.

    Nice avi quarterbacking though. :thumpsup:

    #616758
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    thanks for the tip.

    #616759
    Taft
    287 Posts

    I apoligize for being a dick. i had a couple shots of whiskey in me. I just get freaked out when I see people doing weired things. maybe part of is the fact that i’m mentaly mounting a rescue mission for a couple friends who desided that the spring climax avalanche cycle was a great time to tie into a super hairy traverse.

    i’m a dick, sorry.

    #616760
    bones get broke
    298 Posts

    No sweat man.
    Way to man up and own it.

    Just so you know, hft, adimmen and I discussed and evaluated a bunch of lines until we could all three agree on what would go the safest, while still maximizing the fun coefficient. I’m sorry your friends aren’t making the best of decisions right now and I hope that they emerge safely with nothing more than some hairball stories.

    :drinks:

    #616761
    getvert
    4 Posts
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