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 Post subject: Re: Dana Plateau (how NOT to do it), 5/7/05
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 9:17 pm 
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I started sliding. Not completely out of control, in that I wasn't speeding up. I had an edge, just not enough of it. I wasn't slowing down.


A very uncomfortable sensation I must say. I'm glad you had the edge balance to slow down. It's so hard to keep that ideal edging angle on firm steeps, a real balancing act. Interesting thought about trying to enter toeside, I could see that being pretty awkward. Heelside, it's like dipping into a pool. But being able to use the iceaxe would be really nice...

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:37 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys. As they say, that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Or something like that.

SFB/PJ - We'll definitely have to hook up for a trip sometime. After my original partners couldn't make it, for some reason I really got the urge to go solo. I don't know why. Otherwise I would have posted in the partners thread. I think it was my unconscious telling me I need to learn a lesson...

digdug - I don't plan on dropping any more GPS units! It might be a while before I replace that one. I think I agree with Eric O over on ttips, who said it was the universe telling me I don't need to attach numerical coordinates to my location. :) It's not like I really needed it that day. (Though it might have been useful to avoid hiking the wrong way back to the car at the end...)

Ecobrad - Sounds like we need to hook up for a mtb ride! :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:23 pm 
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jimw wrote:
I think it was my unconscious telling me I need to learn a lesson...


and then you were able to teach us all.......thanks again.


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 9:27 pm 
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Sounds like we need to hook up for a mtb ride!


Sounds good to me. Let's talk at Saddlebag. I've been itchin for a mtb camp trip up near Sonora Pass. I've found a shit load of s/t up there. Probably not till August this year. Oh well. We'll have to board till then. Thanks again for the post.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:15 am 
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I'm more of a day trip guy, but it probably wouldn't take too much convincing to get me out there for a weekend. I've ridden one trail in Sonora, the Parrot's Ferry trail. Great fun, lots of nice jumps. Some pics over here (that's where my avatar came from). But yeah, that will have to wait till the snow melts! :)


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 Post subject: Saddlebag access?
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:04 am 
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Thanks for the great TR. We're doing either Saddlebag-Twin Lakes or Virginia Lakes - Twin Lakes next week, but can't figure out the Saddlebag access. Can you clue us in since you've just been there? How far from 120 closure to the Saddlebag turnout? Any hope of Caltrans or other hitches?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:45 pm 
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Sounds like 120 is still closed about 3-4 miles in from the junction with 395. That would mean a LONG walk to get to the turnoff to Saddlebag, then another couple miles up that road to the lake, then traversing around the lake... not fun. It would probably be easier to get in there via Lundy Canyon, though I'm not sure how far in that road is open. VA Lakes is a pretty sure bet for easy access though.


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How about a Santa Cruz ride? You lead.


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 Post subject: Re: Dana Plateau (how NOT to do it), 5/7/05
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what are those things called on your boots. they help for the accents?


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 Post subject: Re: Dana Plateau (how NOT to do it), 5/7/05
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:38 am 
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Man that was a fat snow year!
Lol, I love jimw plateau shenanigans :lol:
Here's some I witnessed first hand!:
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 Post subject: Re: Dana Plateau (how NOT to do it), 5/7/05
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:09 pm 
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nice TR. I'm planning on taking a look at the Dana Couloir on sunday. Hopefully its all good with the 3rd Pillar.


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