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By Spicytuna
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the best thing about this thread is when you forget about it then go back to it and there is like 7 stellar additions.

Way to roll on boys
By fishskibum
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[report]took an annual trip north to the bc powder hwy and the Vallhalla hut in the selkirks

involved ups n downs

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outcast was before my time but speaks to the soulof this place & ya don't bother replacin your windsheild before canada

fuck fry sauce

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ended up in Nacksup

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guess theres #fishpic4mitch

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1st time in over a dozen of these trips the

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showed up and the cloud deck didnt rise and yup a day hangin in the lz down

backcounrty skiing's a series of ups n downs

and some of the downers suck

so back down to naksup on the shores of arrowhead lake and try again tommarrow after noon

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blue skys n fly

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headed up that afternoon

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n downs with enjoyable upsides

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we roll these trips un guided and uncatered so it was my night to man the grill n dish dawg

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that night the winds cranked and unlike fishing they have a tendency to fuck your playing field hard

and almost always brings the variability factor

next day the ups n downs continue

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the winds cranked again and the wife didn't want to stay in the alpine and go up to the pass

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so her and i bailed to stay in the wind sheltered trees and mr toaster lee and jonhnny who is Canadian and bears a striking resemblence to chase chromes avatar and is built like a bear

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headed ups

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the wife and i spun a few more laps n headed home

bout o darkthirty we get the radio call johnny lost a ski were headed back meet us with one of his spares



well the part about avalaunches full burials, rescues and resuscitation was released later on a need to know basis

and the difference tweeen me throwin a few picks up in the random thread and starting a thread in the memory of one of my highschool homies and

partners responsible for this addiction of ups n downs

is other partners training and responding to the mother nature shitting tons of snow onto your fan

by doing what needs to be done fast and efficiently

thankfully he wasn't buried deep,didn't go for a long ride they didn't need to use probes and he started breathing again once they dug down and removed the snow from his face aside from what we'd found out later was a partially torn achielles he was alright

from that point on the whole context of the trip changes

how could it not

and im not gonna babble on about risk tolerances the concepts of dieing doing whatcha love, terrain choice decisions, black swan events

mmacqbing its part of the game

and well not everybody gits or digs my stoner stream of semi conscience style of writing

nother day dawns and ya gotta get up to git down

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our hutkeepers were a shredding 30sumthin divorced cougar Leah and a twenty sumthin rippin skier brit babe Kate

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after a run in the sun mr toaster and i headed up to see if we could needle in a haystack johhny's missin ski and check out the slide

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at one time this was a foot deep skin track trench

windfunked into a raised skintrack

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couple hours later we get up to the pass

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hellofa lot bigger than they described or remembered it in the flat light that night

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the power of snow and its behavior is an amazing thing

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after an hour or so more of the crew showed up

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each with their own theory of what part of the haystack held the needle

one of em worked and after some strategic shovel skills practice and repeated safety briefings

mission accomplished

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By Bruiser
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:cool Excellent. Survival is also excellent. Thanks for the Cider and stuff. The Utah Avalanche #2 went on an Alpine Tecnica.
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By Hogleg
#644900
I lost a friend Tuesday to an avalanche Dibs so this strikes a cord. Those pills are always hard to swallow because you know they were doing what they loved like you say, but still, they're just as dead and gone.

Sounds like he made an ill advised decision to ride his timber sled somewhere he shouldn't have or at least at a moment he shouldn't have.

Pour one for Jesse Christiansen, he was a good dude.

Lots of fun to be had rolling those dice with the highest of stakes.

I'm glad you and your crew made out ok Dibs. Looks like the W tried to harsh your buzz pretty hard.
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By Hogleg
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Dibs,

I'm starting to follow your language pretty good now. Either I'm getting more fluent in Dibs-speak or you're getting more fluent in English. I think spending a few days on a desert river together definitely helped closed the gap for sure.

Either way, I still struggle a bit, and need a translation of this word you threw out: "mmacqbing".

"No replacements found" when I right click on it.
By fishskibum
#644935
monday morn armchair quarterbacks never throws pick 6ers

vibes on your loss

Vallhalla variablity camp continued with


YouTube link [report]when in vallhalla

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did sum winter trundling and skied the forbidden zone

it aint verboten but a bitch of an upper

for a variability laced downer

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fuckin needless 4" windfunked slab crusts of daudders

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dis

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led to dats

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to happy hour and magics mushroom pasta party night keepin my old man ass upper past midnight

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breakfast of russian astronaught champions

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well ifin ya summit volcano mountain and smack a lefty down the vape you'll be safe in the dreadlock basin mon

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mur dis

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mur dats

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and watched the other part of the crew shred som d'udda

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By Bruiser
#644946
Sorry about your friend Hogleg - I haven't worn my beacon since my knee so it's been a while. Your buddy and Dib's photo sent a chill up my spine. Hope his family is OK.
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By upshitscreek
#647610
This is one of those trips that didn't click on all cylinders as a trip report so I'll just put this flaming turd here and back away slowly.

It was a kind of fuck-it-got-a-few-days 5 day solo backpack trip to an area that still has some lakes not yet explored..... last July.

Better late than never, assholes.

If nothing else, it's a sign of this damned winter being over, a shit ton of snow melting soon and hitting some more high country lakes and creeks this coming season.

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cheers, retards.
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By CarelessEthiopian
#647613
You always make me second guess the topography and landmarks. I think I know some of those peaks, but I'm not sure.

Let's do something in North Park this year.

Edit: not my hood. might want to take that map shot out. I found it in about 2 seconds.
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