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 Post subject: Angel of Shavano April 23rd
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:28 pm 
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Ok the new job got me tied up for awhile, but I finally got some pics downloaded and ready to go.
Shavano was quite a day on the 23rd. Since we drove in at night we didn't know what the Angel currently looked like. We thought this was it.
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So making our way up we tried to climb the right ridge. It turned out to be a nightmare. Lots of trees to grab your boards, loose rocks etc. No skinning which really sucked cause my skins are heavy and I boot packed them all the way up with everything else. Didn't need the things all day. Here I am suffering on the way up.
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Then we came to a bench where we took a break and saw the real angel.
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Then again the weather was perfect hardly a breeze and nice and warm. We took in some lunch and enjoyed the view from 2000 ft higher than where we started.
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Our cars are down here somewhere.
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Here is another look at the Angel, you can also see the"Grinch" of Shavano, and our friend Billy that Bucky tried to catch a little later.
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Vince and John topping a ridge
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Steve catching his breath.
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Since we took the long way we missed our opportunity to summit, so we had to settle for doing the Angel Couloir. Here is a look from the top of the right arm of the Angel.
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The snow was perfectly corned so down we went.
Vince.
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John and Bella
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Klaus
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Steve

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and Myself
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At the bottom everything turned to mush and it was a pain in the ass getting out of there. Still after 4000 feet of climbing and just under 3000 feet on the descent, it was more than worth the effort.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 2:55 pm 
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Thught I'd come over and check out the splitboard forum. Nice TR !


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What up V! Good to see you over here. A quick glance at the weather for this week leads me to believe a Shelf road trip may be in order. You interested?


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:37 am 
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Mayyyyyyyyyyyybe, but I might climb/ski something. I'm still not sure.


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