So I made the decision this yeat to split only and forego the season's pass at Alpental. Might sound silly-- but the reason is twofold:
1) I'm frustrated with my circle of friends in that whenever I bring up politics / current state of affairs they don't want to hear anything of it. So, I told them that next time they are dropping into one of our favorite lines I won't be there and that is a reminder that there is some f'd up stuff going on. i'm sure folks are thinking-- whateva- more pow for the rest of us.
2) Powder anxiety-- mine and everyone's at the resorts. I'll typically hike all day for a few turns anyway and just enjoy being out there. So it is a good way to chill out and soak it all up.
What I'm slowly getting at is I need to find some folks to partner up with. Esp now since it is DUMPING here. Esp cold for here too. Nice and kind!!
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:04 pm Posts: 38 Location: bay area/seattle
hit me up- we can ride with the Slut. he's got better knowledge of local terrain than I do(i'm from California). there's a lot of good riding here and we're on the cusp of a lot more accumulation. also check out turnsallyear.com for goings on and such
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def down for some of the south wa volcanoes in the spring.
also down for some sessions with rapskallion & the slut-- only not sure the endurance is there yet to keep up with all those laps. we ride similar terrain- only i'm not familiar with the specifics of the slut's spots.
been on tay for a few years now. also frequent snowboard seattle forum too (i think that is where i learned about this site).
Yeah, I got my split in the spring and haven't had much time to get around on the thing yet. I would love to get together for some backcountry turns and learn more about what I'm doing with this thing. I have AV equpment and have practiced using it.
PM me to put me on the group list if that's how it works.