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 Post subject: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
I haven't been out in a little while and am antsy to hit some bigger lines, as well as Snowsavage... He's always antsy. But because neither of us have been out in a short while I thought it would be good to just go out for a little reconnaissance mission first. So we got an early Alaskan spring start of about 1:00pm. Oh yeh, the weatherman called for mostly cloudy and light snow today too. So off into the woods we went...
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following the beautiful Virgin Creek
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gingerly stepping over pitfalls and creeks
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and avalanche debris :shock:
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...It's OK though, for the terrain isn't That steep
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well, maybe it was a little steep. But we finally made it safely to the ridge
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and got a good look back at the little town of Girdwood and surrounding mountains
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and Turnagain Arm on the other side
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further up the ridge we got a good look at BigLeague for future reference
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With just a little furhter to go now
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we're finally looking down our line
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then one last look at "the arm"
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and it's Go Time!
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Snowsavage's turn...
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Then we were home by 8:00 and it still wasn't even dark yet. I LOVE spring in Alaska!!! Until next time, I hope we get a bigger line

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 Post subject: Re: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:40 am 
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Nice job boys, wish I could have joined you but alas I sit here in SoCal for a final break before our extended Spring. Big League looks primed and ready :thumbsup: Can't wait to get home already :banghead:


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 Post subject: Re: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:36 am 
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Sick photos! You guys have had a hell of a year. I did find the photo with the piss on the ridge line humorous :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:52 am 
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Nice backyard!


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 Post subject: Re: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:53 am 
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Good eyes Snowvols. I meant to crop that out, oh well. :roll:

Things might be filled in, but there is a slight suncrust with hoarfrost on top of it buried just over a foot down on S W and E aspects. Hence the avy debris we crossed. Hoarfrost everywhere and growing too. We'll see...

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 Post subject: Re: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:31 pm 
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very nice! :band:


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 Post subject: Re: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Beautiful !! Keep riding that nice flat stuff. :drool:


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 Post subject: Re: reconn run in the backyard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:15 pm 
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Killing it out there D. Way to take advantage.


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