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Earning turns on Chicken Wing (splitboarding)

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:17 pm

Saturday, 26 January 2008 (day 2 of 3)
Earning turns on Chicken Wing

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/42 ... #248579841

Three of us headed for Chicken Wing on Saturday. We skinned to 8,932', rode ~400' thru the trees, then skinned to the summit of Chicken Wing (9,779'), and back to the vehicles at 7,913'. Thanks to Bullet for breaking trail!

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Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:42 pm

trip reports and photos again - yeah - looks like a great day of boarding - and you have another vertical cure coming up I imagine too
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Postby copeg » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:09 pm

Looks like an awesome time!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:32 pm

yeah! Awesome! :D

Here's day 1:

Friday, 25 January 2008 (day 1 of 3)
Mammoth Mountain - snowboarding

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/42 ... #249294543


SnowDude and I rode on the resort, no lines, no crowds, just nice!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:10 pm


Sunday, 27 January 2008 (day 3 of 3)
Working for turns, but its not gonna happen today

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/4243199#248970936


Plan was to skin up out of Mammoth Scenic Loop, but the road wasn't plowed. We pulled over to talk about our backup plan, and noticed Tarkman running around the vehicles parked behind us. We joined Tarkman and Jen (splitboarder!) and ended up somewhere down the road. After about an hour of skinning in whiteout conditions, we noticed the snow was cracking and after assessing the situation, we turned back. It was a good workout, and I got to use my splitboard in ski mode.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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