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 Post subject: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:47 pm 
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The stoke is running high here, so here's a little sumthin.

Early winter 2012-2103 started off looking like this,
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And then quickly got started with a big dump,
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We got started with a quick tour in the ski area for some low tide surfing. Funny story: we pull into the parking lot and start getting gear ready. I notice a pasty white guy with a huge pro camera in shorts geeking out and shooting photos. He starts chatting us up. Turns out he's a AP staff photographer, and a photographer for the paper in Rutland, VT. He shot this photo of us starting uphill. Don't know if the photo was ever printed.
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My wife finally got a touring rig, so we went out to one of the little hills to practice. She quickly found out that snow out the side ski area is very different. She had fun but it's a work in progress.
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There were some solo tours in January with absolutely no action photos whatsoever.
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Storms really started hitting in mid February.
With them came sketchy wind slabs and good turns.
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And day trips into the Humphrey's Cirque. There was a little something for everyone; splitbooting, bright sun, and creamy snow.
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My split season culminated with a local cabin trip.
The approach through the pumice mine was already getting pretty burnt,
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Zen in a mine wasteland,
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The hantavirus hotel, plush!
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Splitchimp, splitting,
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Probably the most frequent flyer slide path on the Peaks, Telemark,
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And a season primer:
We kicked off the season last weekend with a big storm which delivered enough to get out on.
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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:46 am 
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Rad! Still wanna get down there sometime to check out AZ

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:23 am 
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Nice pictures, man. My lady friend is my favorite touring partner; good luck! Also, the paper in Rutland is called the Rutland Herald incase you want to get in touch and see if you can find a copy for the mancave wall.


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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:24 pm 
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Awesome rico, always love seeing pics of your zone down there. Take care, cheers to 2014.


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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:56 am 
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Bringing back good memories.. Is that picture with your wife out by the cinders? My friend Siborg and I have been doing some mini-tours on the wet cement. Cinders are riding great with 10-12" :lol:, look forward to exploring the big mountain with y'all again this season.


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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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I gotta get to flagstaff this season. Vegas too. Maybe Death valley. That triop would make for an epic TR


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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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Thanks for that, Rico - here's to another year! Grateful for our excellent little crew here in Flag. Any of you ever come through, look us up!

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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TEX wrote:
I gotta get to flagstaff this season.

Stop in for a tour and a night on your way to the San Juan Splitfest. It should only be about 5 hours to Flag.

Taylor wrote:
Grateful for our excellent little crew here in Flag.

Thanks to all my local brothas; you guys make good days great!

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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The one picture of the slide path sure looked like a fun day could be had up there :drool:

TEX wrote:
I gotta get to flagstaff this season. Vegas too. Maybe Death valley. That triop would make for an epic TR


Tex let me know if you want to meet up in Vegas! After the Vegas trip a couple years ago, I want to head back.

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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Sweet Rico. Great to have some early season porn.

I had the pleasure of mtbing in Flag with Rico this summer and he was an excellent host. Hit him up Tex. Mountains are sweet too.


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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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NIce Rico! It's good to see people getting out after it...keep up the stoke....yoooo-lay!

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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Nice TR, looks like you had a great shredfest last season.. I am stoked to join the fun! So you can actually camp/get in the inner basin cabin??? Didn't know that.

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona: A season recap, and a season primer
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You can camp any-were below 9,000 (below wilderness) camping in the IB is illegal.


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