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 Post subject: More Early Oct. Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:09 am 
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Location: Durango, CO.
Sunday, October 11th.
I convinced my brother, who currently has the swine flu, to drive down from Crested Butte to ride The Grande couloir in Velocity Basin. This line is actually "in bounds" Silverton Mtn. terrain during the season. Silverton is not open and the line had enough snow to slide on so we busted out the splitters and grabbed an awesome early season line.

The Grande is roughly 1500' vert. and roughly 35 to 40 degrees of really fun goodness.

Here's the line. (photo from two seasons ago in May)
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Obviosly it wasn't nearly as filled in yesterday as it was when the above photo was taken but early October turns are always a good thing.

My brother on the skin up.
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2/3rds of the way up.
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The swine flu victim having a breather.
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The top, and my beloved weapon of choice.
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Action on the way down (all photos are of my bro.).
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Hope you enjoy the early season stoke. If it's snowing where you live, go get some. :bananas:


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 Post subject: Re: More Early Oct. Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:14 am 
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Damn! This looks like a fun playground! :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: More Early Oct. Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:06 am 
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Solid work bones. Look forward to heading down there and schralping some of that gnar with you again this season.

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 Post subject: Re: More Early Oct. Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:29 am 
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bcrider wrote:
Damn! This looks like a fun playground! :rock:


It's definitly a nice option.


HFT, you're welcome in this neighborhood anytime. I hope to see you down this way this winter, maybe we can get some "dust-free" pow this time. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: More Early Oct. Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:44 pm 
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God I'm starting to jones seriously hard now that we have a storm coming in.
Very nice line for early Oct guys!


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 Post subject: Re: More Early Oct. Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:17 pm 
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WOW that looks tasty. Way to hit it.

How Long now for the Sierra??


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 Post subject: Re: More Early Oct. Stoke
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:50 am 
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nothing to report in Southeast Alaska yet, but as soon as we can you'll know about it.

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