Sleeper Days

By:  Greg
March 29, 2010


Sadly though, before too long it was time to return from whence we came.

But the day wouldn’t be over until we got to enjoy the final descent. We paused to drink the last of our tea and take in the view.

Rested, hydrated, and ready to go, Christian led the charge on the final leg.

KC was full of smiles as she descended knowing full well that she was one of only a few dozen people who got to ski some powder snow today.

Finally, Austin closed out the day by skiing off into the sunset. Sometimes sleeper days are the best ones.

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5 Comments

  1. Adrian
    wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 5:33 pm  
    1

    Looks like a really nice day out there. Can’t wait for the weekend to come so that I can finally get out and hit some lines in the NE. Might even make my way to Katahdin, depending on what’s what with the snow. ;)

    Btw, the link to go back from whence we came doesn’t work if we came from TGR… Not to get too technical, but it’s because they open a new window on external links using target=”_blank” and I’m pretty sure there’s no way to get back if a new window is opened up that way…

    • Greg
      wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 5:35 pm  
      2

      Just installed a “back-hack” :P

      thanks for the good call though dude… and let’s ride together soon. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be around at all this weekend :(

  2. powhounddd
    wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm  
    3

    OOh lala! sometimes the best snow is closer to home than one thinks, eh?! Ripgnar AWESOME!

  3. skimohr
    wrote on March 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm  
    4

    Looks like you guys had some fun. You almost had me hitching a ride with you guys. We bailed on all other plans, and spent most of the day touring atop the powder coated peaks of the central Greens, where a few inches of snow had fallen Thurs pm/Fri am… Loving the deep base coverage for its ability to open up so much terrain! We were thinking of you guys while skiing a little sunny-side corn, too, at about 4pm, along a wind scoured ridge that was simply baking in the windless sun. Thanks for sharing.

    • Greg
      wrote on March 30th, 2010 at 11:16 am  
      5

      Sounds like you had a terrible day :P

      I couldn’t believe how many different indescribable snow conditions we encountered out there though. Off the summit–especially right at the top–some but not all of the fresh snow had been scoured away and left these strange little fingers of powder snow surrounded by ice that you could ride. You could sort of hop from finger to finger, and when you got on one sometimes it would fracture in a mini-avalanche and you could descend with it as gravity took hold of both you.

      Down lower the stuff was so varied in some of the chutes that you would be making one turn on wind load, another boot deep in powder, the next on chalk, and then finally end up on hard pack before getting to the bottom. Finally on the last run we found one smooth homogeneous slope that was loaded evenly and that we could finally open up the throttle and rip on (the multi shot of Austin filling our “excitement quota” is from that pitch). You and E. were definitely with us in spirit after our conversation about such things Friday night!

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