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amazing photographs!

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 6:49 PM, Paul Terwilliger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Great TR!  What are the GPS coords for that Bretton Woods bc gate?  Is
> it on Google Earth?
>
>
> On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:57:26 -0500, A Famous Internet Skier wrote:
>
> >PS: you can view the photos inline using auerbach's brilliant tool
> >
> >http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~jauerbac/show-images.html<http://www.cs.uvm.edu/%7Ejauerbac/show-images.html>
> >
> ><http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~jauerbac/show-images.html<http://www.cs.uvm.edu/%7Ejauerbac/show-images.html>>or
> you can just read it on
> >my website too
> >
> >
> http://www.famousinternetskiers.com/trip-reports/09-10/the-wild-west-side/
> >
> >your choice!
> >
> >On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Greg Petrics <[log in to unmask]
> >wrote:
> >
> >> I just got back from my western trip, and to be honest: it didn't really
> >> snow a whole lot. I managed to pick a string of days in which downtown
> >> Burlington outperformed Little Cottonwood Canyon. How often does that
> >> happen? Oh well. I can't complain about low avalanche conditions! More
> on
> >> that trip later when I can get my thoughts organized after that
> whirlwind
> >> tour.
> >>
> >> In the meantime, to clear my head after a long stretch on the road, KC
> and
> >> I decided to head over to Bretton Woods where we heard that their
> >> backcountry terrain was filling in really well this year. We rolled into
> the
> >> parking lot at the crack of 9am, checked in with patrol at the bottom of
> the
> >> tram, exited through the gate...
> >>
> >>
> http://www.famousinternetskiers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bretton_woods7561.jpg
> >>
> >> ...and headed out into what is undoubtedly the best backcountry of any
> ski
> >> mountain on the east.
> >>
> >> The frost had been doing interesting things as we passed 3000 feet.
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9416.jpg
> >>
> >> Uh-oh-undercast!
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9422.jpg
> >>
> >> Get the camera ready...
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9441.jpg
> >>
> >> Someone got the choice line already. Shucks... we'll just have to keep
> >> pushing on and hope plan B is still fresh.
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9420.jpg
> >>
> >> Guess the name of hut in the clouds.
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9430.jpg
> >>
> >> Man the Bretton Woods BC is just INSANE! I hope they never put this
> stuff
> >> on the map! Skin track stoke:
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9432.jpg
> >>
> >> Looks like someone put in some work with some high speed quads!
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9434.jpg
> >>
> >> Finally, time for some DOWN!
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9458.jpg
> >>
> >> There's just something about the Bretton Woods backcountry, and black
> and
> >> white.
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9486.jpg
> >>
> >> Easily one of the most beautiful days I've had on the East Coast.
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9512.jpg
> >>
> >> What can I say when I get to ski in a place like this?
> >>
> >>
> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/KC%20in%20ammopipe_fill.jpg
> >>
> >> Down lower the terrain got kind of rowdy. I can't believe you can access
> >> this thing from Bretton Woods! What if someone ended up in here who
> didn't
> >> belong! I bet if they gave it a name like like "The Wild West Side of
> >> Bretton Woods," that would keep out the riff raff. Here is KC
> negotiating
> >> the crux of a descent: a tricky pitch with snow mixed with thinly buried
> >> rock and ice above a gaping hole of water and ice.
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9615.jpg
> >>
> >> But KC managed it with a smile!
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9592.jpg
> >>
> >> ROWDY! Yee haw!
> >> http://famousinternetskiers.com/media/greg/09-10/wild_west/IMG_9637.jpg
> >>
> >> With just a few minutes before the Bretton Woods avi control started
> >> throwing charges to get ready for the next day of safe avalanche free
> skiing
> >> we made it back to the car, and headed back to the safe east side.
> Thanks
> >> for tuning in! I'll be getting my west coast stuff organized into
> something
> >> sensible in the next few days.
> >>
> >> BC me if you want more specific beta.
> >> --
> >> "I'm a simple man, Hobbes."
> >> "You?? Yesterday you wanted a nuclear powered car that could turn into a
> >> jet with laser-guided heat-seeking missiles!"
> >> "I'm a simple man with complex tastes."
> >>
>
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