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 Post subject: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Ok huge delay on this TR...

This was from April in Haines, AK. Gavan and I called up Drake (pilot from Deeper) and ventured out into glacier bay national park to try to follow in the footsteps of some of snowboarding's greats.

The views didn't suck:
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The snow was as good as one could ask for:
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The climbs were rowdy:
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The full story is here: http://www.wildsnow.com/7203/splitboard-backcountry-hains-ak/

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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
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Sweet Jebus!!!!

Amazing stuff :thatrocks: :rock: :thatrocks: :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
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Worth the wait wilkes


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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Sweet Video! Definitely worth the watch, and wait. Saw a couple of spots where you could have/should have aired it out... But I know it's a lot easier said than done, no room for error when you're out there. Actually getting out there and riding that stuff makes you respect the pros that much more. I always visualize myself tearing up these monster lines, and then I gape them top to bottom afraid for my life. :roll: Not that you guys did, those were some nice smooth lines you laid down.

Once again, well done and what a winter you two had! Holy bejebus!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 2:43 pm 
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I wanna go. I wanna go! :rock: :bananas: :disco: :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:25 am 
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D-GREEN wrote:
Sweet Video! Definitely worth the watch, and wait. Saw a couple of spots where you could have/should have aired it out... But I know it's a lot easier said than done, no room for error when you're out there. Actually getting out there and riding that stuff makes you respect the pros that much more. I always visualize myself tearing up these monster lines, and then I gape them top to bottom afraid for my life. :roll: Not that you guys did, those were some nice smooth lines you laid down.

Once again, well done and what a winter you two had! Holy bejebus!!!


There's no doubt we could have styled some of that up a bit more. There is just some feeling out there though that if you fuck up, it's not going to go well. There were so many times when I was scoping a line I would say "I will air down off that". Then you get to the top, and look at the air and think "if I air that, I am going to land at the bottom of the mountain int he shrund". It's all in your head I think, and we just really didn't need anything going wrong.

I am itching to go back next year and really step it up. That was one of the more mellow places to go near haines. We scoped a few zones visited in Deeper...and well all I can say is it is humbling.

Xavier was in town filming with SEABA at the same time we were there...as well as every other pro skier/boarder in the world. On our flight out, we flew over the heli zone after 8 days of high pressure and could see some of the stuff that these guys do. Again, all I can say is that watching these lines ridden in a movie is one thing. See tracks down some of these faces with your own eyes is another. I am not even close to the level of pro riders and the confidence and skill they have to shred stuff the way they do is incredible.


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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
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:thumpsup: Nice work Wilkez, stellar long trip by you and Gav.

Probably time for me to start thinking about a big trip next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
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Effing sick video. It's been awhile since I enjoyed watching one that much. Looks like one hell of a sweet time :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Bump.

Did you guys do any roadside splitting up there? I am headed up next March or April and have been looking at options for day missions from town. I found Three Guardsmen up on Chilkat Pass so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Nope it was all on the plane ride. We were in Haines...it didn't look like the access from town was very good (huge mountains and starting at sea level). Some locals told us they tree ski around town, but I don't think you can get into the goods very easily. We drove up thru Haines Pass on our way back to BC, and it looked decent, but nothing compared to where you can get with a $400 flight. A sled would help in haines pass as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Haines, AK
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Way.
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