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 Post subject: TR: Back-in-the-country Season Starter
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:25 pm 
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Saturday October 21, 2006
The time has come once again. Backcountry gear unpacked from the gear room, batteries changed in the beacon, and a fresh coat of wax on the boards. Finally, after a week of storm systems moving through Wyoming, our season has officially started in the Absarokas. Momentarily, my cravings have been suppressed.

Driving to the mountain it is hard to imagine making any turns.
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Once on the pass, it was clear that we would get a tour and some turns in. We skinned up the ridge looker's left in this photo:
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Closer to the ascent ridge:
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Skinning up the ridge with funky clouds and lighting. It was quite surreal:
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A couple of nice lines, but this southeastern slope is still a bit boney.
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Heading north looking for a bit more snow:
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Matt tops out and looks down into our line; a nice north facing couloir:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:26 pm 
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There could not be a better way to make your first turns of the season down a nice n' tasty couloir. Wyomingsplit_ride gets ready to drop:
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Traversing to avoid the cliffs, but I didn't avoid all the rocks. No core shots though.
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Halfway down the couloir:
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Wysplit looks back up with disbelief in October…
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Matt getting in on the goodness:
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With a little air beneath his wings:
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Matt happy to be back in action and in the mountains skiing again:
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Will's turn for turns:
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Will happy to be skiing:
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Brad getting his feet wet in the Absarokas in style:
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Looking back up at our line in the center of the photo:
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On our way to stay at the ranch, we spotted a good size herd of pronghorn antelope. What a way to end the first day of the season. May the rest of you have such good tidings too.
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Nice, dude. I'm officially a jealous mf'er.

Curious why you picked the Freeride over the Mtn. Gun?

Always enjoy your Wyoming TRs, keep 'em up!


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Niiiice. Wish I could say our first day(sat) was that good and steep. Nice Antelope pic, my dog almost got into it with a couple of Mooses. Wish I had my camera.

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I checked the TRs 4 times today for some stoke. I knew someone was gettin some. Thanks WSR :thatrocks:


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:shock: Wow WSR! what a great start! Thanks for the stoke!

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You werent kidding it was gonna start! DAMN!

Colour me jealouse!

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Sweet pics!!!
I might can follow up sometime soon with an CO TR from this past Saturday.


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Ecobrad wrote:
Curious why you picked the Freeride over the Mtn. Gun?


Thanks guys! So nice to get out and skin again. God I love the mountains.

Eco-I am using the freeride right now because that is my rock board. I really do dig the freeride as well...so floaty and responsive in pow.

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Wyomingsplit_ride wrote:
I am using the freeride right now because that is my rock board. I really do dig the freeride as well...so floaty and responsive in pow.


Makes sense.


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