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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/~jauerbac/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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