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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Before I had a split, I was out on snowshoes with a group of 4 skiers. We set the skintrack, with me last because I was slower and destroying the track. Some dickhead caught up to me and gave me shit for snowshoeing in the skintrack... that my group made.

Don't like my track, break your own damn trail.

I try to recall this incident every time I feel backcountry rage growing within me. Because being a dickhead sucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:18 am 
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HAHA ^ I've had the same experience many years ago more than once on the Front Range. Funny but some of my skier friends often miss my snowshoes when we are wallowing around in deep snow. "Remember when Wood would always break trail for us".

If you put it in, do with it as you please. If someone else put it in, show some respect.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it okay to skin on a established bootpack?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:55 am 
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In Colorado I see this all the time. :nononno:

I too would want to step in your solid skin if every step I took I sunk to my balls while booting.

Just make your own track if there's room.


What urks me more is the width of the skin track, I'm not on stupid euro skis so I basically have to make my own track anyways.

But truth be told if you cant make your own skin track you probably aren't ready for the backcountry.

In my short time playing in the backcountry I've learned that just because there is a skin track doesn't mean its the correct path..

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