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post #41 of 151 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 02:46 PM
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my GF was complaining......


you bringing your gf to this event? I will go just for that.

I mean, we must decide if she's hot enough for all the princess behavior you put up with.



and no, I didn't post in this thread just to comment on your gf. Really. I swear. I didn't. So about flying into mammoth.... it cannot be compared to flying into a major city.

Flights are limited, sometimes only one per day. And if the incoming flight can't touch down due to weather it turns around and goes back where it came from. And if you're at the airport waiting for that plane to land so you can get on it and fly home? Yeah, you'd be SOL. Ask me how I know.

Lucky for me I got stuck in mammoth not at LAX.... and the rest of the flights that week were booked solid. Lost a week of work and got an extra four days tacked onto my ski trip. Sure weather is a concern everywhere but Im guessing there's more then one flight per day into Denver, SLC etc..


after last season? Im going where the snow is. fuck this planning in advance shit.

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you bringing your gf to this event? I will go just for that.

I mean, we must decide if she's hot enough for all the princess behavior you put up with

after last season? Im going where the snow is. fuck this planning in advance shit.
damn cold blooded haha. Much better than princess behavior. Meh I'm right there with you about planning shit to be honest. I got ny pass to bear, I plan spending as much time as possible there, but it would be cool to get a group of friends at a nice big spot
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no point in going to bear or mammoth. i think the best option would be utah or oregon.
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Mammoth is a great world class spot. You could easily do a So Cal meet and open it up for those who want to travel there. I just wouldn't advertise it as a West Coast meet. Make it a little more regional.
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As much as it would be fun to meet some of you....
I loathe to travel more...
Fortunately being beyond the west and only having to a few minutes east...
As luck would have it we barely get enough snow to ride into August...
And again as luck would have it, I am usually sufficiently entertained locally...

So why bother

However if any wants to meet here (as in many of the tribe does the 2nd week of Feb), I would gladly try meet folks for a tour, provide a list local dives and micros; and instructions on how to do it slopeside or not.

However I would consider attending a summer Hood encampment.


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Surface hoar.
What did you call me?

Yeah not sure what it was. It didn't sound like champagne glass I was riding through. I thought it was very quiet compared to the ice and slush the days before. But it was very very nice and a welcome surprise.
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you bringing your gf to this event? I will go just for that.

I mean, we must decide if she's hot enough for all the princess behavior you put up with.
HA!!!

I do bitch about her a lot eh? She's not a princess, just negative, sensitive, needy, overbearing, smothering, and all the other stuff that should be scaring me far far away!!!

But she took up snowboarding for me. How can you let that go?
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As much as it would be fun to meet some of you....
I loathe to travel more...
Fortunately being beyond the west and only having to a few minutes east...
As luck would have it we barely get enough snow to ride into August...
And again as luck would have it, I am usually sufficiently entertained locally...

So why bother

However if any wants to meet here (as in many of the tribe does the 2nd week of Feb), I would gladly try meet folks for a tour, provide a list local dives and micros; and instructions on how to do it slopeside or not.

However I would consider attending a summer Hood encampment.
Wrath, it's good to get out of your backyard here and there. I am perfectly happy with the goods I get (when the season is normal at least) around here. It's fun to get out to different spots. There is nothing that rules 'em all. There is just a 'hella of a lot of fun stuff to do. Road trips are part of the fun of snowboarding.

Of course it's all up to you. I certainly don't go out of my way to travel outside of Colorado (Or far within state) if it's a hassle.
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What did you call me?

Yeah not sure what it was. It didn't sound like champagne glass I was riding through. I thought it was very quiet compared to the ice and slush the days before. But it was very very nice and a welcome surprise.
I think shred was probably more spot on. Surface Hoar forms when you have warm snow and typically cold nights. The sublimation coming out of the warmer snow causes crystals to grow at the surface. They can get fairly larges. relatively thing and sharp looking. Like arrow heads. Cruising through it can be bliss. It will only form in areas where it is protected from winds. So usually near trees. A windless night though can work. The biggest problem from the backcountry rider's perspective is when the winds or riders don't knock it down and it gets buried by snowfall. It then becomes a trigger layer for avalanches and is quite dangerous. It can be hard to spot in snow pits too. Devil is in the details.

The West coast states get some very pronounced surface hoar. It can be quite beautiful.
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Mammoth is a great world class spot. You could easily do a So Cal meet and open it up for those who want to travel there. I just wouldn't advertise it as a West Coast meet. Make it a little more regional.

if there is powder at mammoth I will most likely be there. If anyone here finds themselves at mammoth on pow day hit me up, we can call it a meetup.

Mtn High is 45 minutes from my front door and I am always up for getting high at high during the week (if Im not at mammoth). Weekends at high? No thanks.

Big Bear is bit far for me but could be talked into it with a designated driver but anyone who comes to Cali just to go to Big Bear should be smacked. And Ive said as much to tourists on lifts "You came here from Arizona? Im only here cos I have no job. Why didn't you go to Colorado or Utah!??!:
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