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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
Thanks for all the nice comments and kudos everybody! Now I'd like you all to know that I feel pretty narcistic posting and reading this stuff, but I'm just trying to promote Alaska and not myself, (Like Alaska needs it). and with that being said... I AM THE BOMB aren't I? Just Kidding.

So yes, I live in Alaska and I love visitors (who are self supportive and not long term). I would recommend flying into Anchorage and renting a RV (so you can be self supportive) sometime in the month of March. Girdwood is a good place if only here for a week... It's a 30 minute drive from Anchorage as opposed to 5 hours to Valdez. There's Alyeska resort for down days as well as cat skiing, heli-skiing and great touring around this area, Girdwood, too. As you can see from this report, Valdez Rocks!!! But the weather can be a b**ch and leave you stranded doing nothing while waiting it out, and most of the stuff in this report is sled accessed. As classicauto stated though, there are sled bumps as well as sled rentals up on Thompson Pass/Valdez. And no I did not use Jeremy/ BigMountainTaxi for I have my own sled. Did y'all catch that? BigMoutainTaxi! and oh yeh, bring Verts if you're going to Valdez 'cause there's a lot of straight up climbing... Couloir heaven!!!

Thanks for those photos Snowsavage, as well as promoting your own upcoming TR on my TR, haha. I especially love that last photo though, I was excited and it was great to see you. Wish you had been there longer. As for riding right now, Alyeska resort closed early yesterday due to Avalanches! :shock: ...not a good sign. We'll have to wait and see how the mountains heal right now.

Sorry but I don't think I'll be putting up any videos jdoneil for I wasn't doing anything but pooping in them :nononno: and the riding is pretty horrible/embarrassing. That's why my legs are crossed powderjunkie, nothing to see there.

Thanks again for looking and commenting everyone. Keep up the Stoke!!! and see you here next year? :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:32 pm 
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Thanks again for looking and commenting everyone. Keep up the Stoke!!! and see you here next year? :thatrocks:


While this is the ultimate culmination to an epic season up here, the season isn't over yet, we should be riding on your birthday :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:39 pm 
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D-GREEN wrote:
Sorry but I don't think I'll be putting up any videos jdoneil for I wasn't doing anything but pooping in them :nononno: and the riding is pretty horrible/embarrassing.


BTW: Nothing embarrassing about getting those lines :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:51 pm 
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what a great trip report.... though now i'm kicking myself twice as hard for not making it up to AK this year.

i'm gonna start saving up now so that this will be the last springtime that i say those awful words.... "i'll be there next year"!


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Amazing lines! Congrats.

Thanks for taking the time to share the adventure and stoke with us! :thatrocks:


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
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RAD!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Congratulations on getting those lines. :rock:

Utterly amazing trip report and photos. Thanks so much for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Damn fine TR.... Just more fuel to the fire... Ask Tex says, "Gotta get there while I can still ride..." Word....

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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
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10/10 - you would have got 11 out of 10, except for the half nude picture of a dude on that indian wood carving thing


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:45 am 
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Stoke overload!

Thanks for the great photo report. Eye road several of them lines. My legs where crossed and lm sitting down. Maybe someday... so close, yet so far.


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:19 pm 
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http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/show ... aldezeased

For every loudmouth blasting you over there there are dozens enjoying your stoke.


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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:11 am 
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Thank you.


and thank all of you splitboard.comers for coming here for the stoke and posting So Much Stoke! (without the drama)

Nice work BCRider

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 Post subject: Re: VALDEZ!!!
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unreal trip dude. Burly burly ... probably way too much commitment for me!


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