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Old 04-23-2013, 01:13 PM   #330 (permalink)
Loves2splooge
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It's nothing like Kicking Horse - that's my favourite hill in the world - but the hike and riding we had on sunday was as fun as anything I've done at sunshine.

when you get to the top of the gold chair, looking up the mounain you head along the path that takes you to the top of the glades - but keep going past the boundary gate.. Then we hiked straight up the hill to get to a microchute. This is where you end up at that point:

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you can either drop in there and hit that pillow which had about a 8 foot drop on the othersie or you can traverse along the ridge, keeping an eye out for few cliffs (some of which are a lot of fun if the powder is there). This is what you'll see as you traverse:

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you end up traversing along to that bowl which was amazing - as Nakiska had been closed all week and they'd had a decent dump of snow the rpevious weekend too.

You ride down into the gully - which is a creek (frozen for the most part) - you can see where the tree line drops into the gully here.

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You ride down alongside the creek which is beautiful - but beware it opens up and one of our lot went for a little swim. you stick to the right and it natrually comes out at the bottom of the monster glades in bounds.

Here's what it looks like inside that gully

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I did the hike three times during the course of the day and took a differnt line every time - but you always ended up in the gully, just at different parts.
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