High (of) Five

By:  Greg
December 18, 2011

On the other side of the mountain a mixture of ice and BLOWER powder made for a spicy descent. Through the course of a single turn you could start out just a touch in the backseat…
a mix of ice and blower powder

…ride it through into a faceshot…
ride it through into a faceshot

…and then with pow in your beard, a smile on your face, and your momentum going down the mountain, you could hit a patch of ice and be forced to hip check yourself to a stop. So… basically… we were completely stoked.
we were completely stoked

We spent some time enjoying ourselves since we had paid the price of admission. (Note: amazingly this looks a bit like the other white ribbon of death)
worth the price of admission

worth the price of admission

I think Jake enjoyed himself enough for two.
Jake enjoys two for one

Jake enjoys two for one

Was it the best day ever? Between the high of five, the walk in and out (carrying skis and gear) over barely-buried-rocks, and the variable snow surface, the answer is “probably not.”
probably not the best day ever.

But I don’t think any of us could be any happier that it’s finally really begun. High five!
high five

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  1. powhounddd
    wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 10:10 am  

    Good job. I was wondering when we’d see the first of the MountWash snoventures of 11-12!

    • Greg
      wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 12:08 pm  

      well… actually… the first one was over on Eastern Backcountry. This is the second ;)

  2. MadPatSki
    wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 12:03 pm  

    Nice … no snow should be left untouched.

    • Greg
      wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 12:10 pm  

      haha… nice. i like how you can read

      “no snow should be left untouched”

      two different ways without changing the punctuation. Noam Chomsky and Groucho Marx would be proud.

      “Flying planes can be dangerous”

      “Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.”

  3. rangerjake
    wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 2:07 pm  

    What a great day. I want some context to my slide down that rock ;)
    An attempt at a stationary kick turn on a 60deg rime rock. I got what I had coming.

    Shots are super. I got home and felt like I had just scratched a long bothersome itch. Ahhhhhh.

    PS. Tell KC I owe her one voile strap. Found in my pocket when drying gear.

    • Greg
      wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 7:44 pm  


    • Jaa5
      wrote on January 21st, 2015 at 12:16 pm  

      Hey RangerJake, can you PM me please?

  4. Greg
    wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 5:48 pm  

    can’t believe no one’s commented on the creepy dude in the balaclava advert

    • powhounddd
      wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 7:58 pm  

      ROFL I was lookin at the page at work and saw some skin there and quickly scrolled – creepy clava guy is looking at undies gal. Oboy I best get outdoors soon before I crack.

    • Anonymous
      wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 9:12 pm  

      omg just got it!!! lol

  5. ml242
    wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 9:19 pm  

    Looks like a great day in the no blog zone. But where’s the one pic TR in the roll call, GP? Do I have to put in a formal complaint or something? You know I can see the UN from my house, but don’t make me go there.

    • Greg
      wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm  

      I think I’m better off not engaging in there anymore. Thanks for stopping by ml242!

  6. ml242
    wrote on December 19th, 2011 at 11:42 pm  

    I mean, I come over here anyway to check out KC’s photos. ;)

    • Anonymous
      wrote on December 20th, 2011 at 8:27 am  

      I’m here for the free appetizers… sucks that it’s a cash bar though

    • K_C
      wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 4:21 pm  

      Thanks ML, I know you like my photos – it gives you an excuse to stare at Greg all day.

  7. rangerjake
    wrote on December 20th, 2011 at 8:39 am  

    creepy guy in the ‘clava.

    I just thought you took a self portrait at the end of the day.

    • Anonymous
      wrote on January 1st, 2012 at 5:49 pm  

      Greg is a true Jersey gaper…born and raised gape

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