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 Post subject: It's Ba-ack...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:39 pm 
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Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
At least I hope it's back, winter that is, and it seems to be here in AK! Hopefully to stay. So here's a little photo journal of our recon mission today, Sept. 29 2012.

And away we go!
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heading towards our goal
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past a little distraction
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above and away from the train of hikers on a nearby mountain
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so uh, what do we have here?
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Deep and Consolidated Snow is what we have Here!
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Pits and Pow!
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pits and POW!
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and we're off again, past some more distractions
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and making some short turns after a long walk
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So what did we learn today? Well, first off... IT'S BACK!!! It looks stable, and sitting in a lazy boy watching snow-porn is no way to get ready for winter. Fruck I'm sore!!! But I can't wait to get back and actually attain that goal, and maybe some side trips to boot. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: It's Ba-ack...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:46 am 
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it's back, winter that is, and it seems to be here in AK! Hopefully to stay


:thumpsup:

Wow, Alaska has a long season if it's starting now!

Where is this, btw?


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 Post subject: Re: It's Ba-ack...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:28 am 
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Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
We have 2 seasons here, Winter and... oh I don't know what the other season is, waiting for winter I guess.

And this is uh, somewhere, about a 15 minute drive from my front door followed by a short hike.

Oh yeah, fishing season! That's what it is.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:58 am 
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Jebus! Is that all from the last storm?? I've been enviously watching my girlfriend's (from Anchorage originally) pals' facebook updates over the last week or so.

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Now that's what I call a start to a season. Hopefully by Thanksgiving we'll be filled-in enough to have complete runs, stoked for that much snow by Christmas.


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One word...JEALOUS!

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Mr. Green, you SUCK. its supposed to be 105 degrees here today

But, the surf was nice last night and I bet you didnt have the eye candy trormping around in the bikini's like I saw

Wanna trade?

Nice looking snow bro


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 Post subject: Re: It's Ba-ack...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:33 am 
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It's 25 degrees out right now! That means no scantily clad women here, but I have one of those already to keep me warm at night. The mountains are my eye candy anyways and therefore I think I might stay, thanks for the offer though TEX. And Yes, yes I do SUCK. :lol:

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Whut?! Did it even end up in AK this year?


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Wow, nice way to start off the season. Jealous!

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If I'm not mistaken you guys had only a few pow-free months this year. Screw vacations. I need to move to AK. Next up for you kids: extra-tropical remnants of Typhoon Jelewat. Hang on and enjoy... Jealous.

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Was nice out today, so I drove up to Thompson Pass to see what the snow situation was like up there. We didn't get as much as you guys did, but there are already tracks on several runs (I even saw snowmachine tracks! What?!) Hopefully it doesn't rain up there this week.


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 Post subject: Re: It's Ba-ack...
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Actually, the mountains got snow every month this year thus far, Every Month! That's why it's SO DEEP up there right now, not just because of this last storm which was a Whopper! Not really looking forward to this storm though, supposed to be warm... and we've had enough rain. The town of Seward was literally under water for a while, 8" of rain in 2 days I believe :shock: followed by another 6" a couple of days later. Oh, and don't forget the 130 mph winds around here. I'm not even kidding or exaggerating, you can fact check it. What is going on around here??? Well let my show you, we went out again today and this is what we found... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Back out to the mountains for round 2...
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Past the crevasses
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and over the hills
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to grandmothers house we go, I believe it's up there...
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now where's Waldo, and his dog, again?
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There he is
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making turns
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in the white room
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and painting his masterpiece
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and we're out!
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YEAH 2012/13, BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!

...and oh yeah, I feel much better today. :mrgreen:

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