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Thread: TR; this last weekend at Bridger
01-19-2009, 07:39 PM #1276Registered User
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holy shit. couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. he just helped me re-mold my intuitions the other day. this is just too bad.
people be safe out there.
01-19-2009, 08:22 PM #1277
Shit. The Chalet guys have been nothing but nice to me, although the only name I know there is Tom...so I'm sure I've talked and been helped by this guy...fuck.
01-19-2009, 09:04 PM #1278
That Travis guy was a super nice guy. He helped me out on many, many occasions over the last 6 years.
This is a terrible thing to hear.
01-20-2009, 12:23 AM #1279
Very bad news. So sorry this happened. Another good man taken down this year. a shame to pay this price for what we do.
+++++++++++++++vibes to friends, family, coworkers.
Last edited by tone capone; 01-20-2009 at 12:27 AM."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
01-20-2009, 06:06 AM #1280
Bad deal...Travis helped my wife on many occasions with her boots and was super friendly and a pleasure to deal with at Chalet. Thoughts are with his family, friends and co -workers. This really sucks.Buy the ticket...take the ride.
01-20-2009, 08:48 AM #1281Registered User
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I'm tremendously sad. Travis was exemplary. I grew to depend on him for help at Chalet.
The other death, in the Gravellys, was a good friend. Kirk Hewitt, was an advocate for fairness in land access issues. He had a magnetic personality. I sat through 12 forest service meetings with him last year as we attempted to negotiate with a stubborn group of hikers who didn't want to share trails. It was always a comfort to have Kirk and his honest attitude at the table. He had more local mountain knowledge than almost anyone around here. The slide that took him was a pipsqueak of a slough, it reached out and tagged him. "You're it", it said.
01-20-2009, 09:06 AM #1282
condolences both their friends and family.
this really sucks to hear. i didnt know travis, but i;m sure if i see a picture of him i'd know who you are talking about. we got lucky and avoided any injuries around here for a while. looks like this weekend made up for lost time."They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
01-20-2009, 01:29 PM #1283
01-20-2009, 01:33 PM #1284Registered User
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01-20-2009, 04:10 PM #1285
Wow. Definetly has got me afraid of things. A delicate balance involving the whole pack on some slopes it seems."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
01-21-2009, 10:22 AM #1286
There's a service for Travis at 2pm Friday, at Hope Lutheran Church on Graff St (off of S 19th).
01-21-2009, 10:52 AM #1287
+vibes for friends and family.
Trav was a nice guy
01-22-2009, 04:39 PM #1288
I've been a little spooked since this past weekend.
I knew Travis on a friendly/professional basis over the past 5 years. He always treated me like a buddy when I was in the shop and I was on a wave and hello basis with him outside of work. It's spooky to think that I was cracking jokes with him about beating up his demo gear Thursday night and then he was gone Saturday.
He's the best I've ever known someone who died in a slide, but I know that is likely to change over the years. We now have spooky ice crust and surface hoar from the recent warm and clear weather, and it will likely get buried this weekend. And the depth hoar has not completely disappeared, either. Please, everyone, let's play safe out there.
01-22-2009, 04:58 PM #1289
What is so sad to me is that both Travis and Kirk were the kind of guys that are the real heroes to me.
Guys that are working everyday to keep us safe and having fun out there. Sharing their knowledge and doing their best to ensure that other people have the same opportunity to enjoy playing in the snow that they had.
Travis was the ideal shop guy. Your problem was his problem, and he wasn't happy till he could help you out. That is gold nowadays.
Kirk did more than his fair share of helping to maintain access to our public lands. He wanted everyone to get along and share what we have. He was part of what makes Montana better than anywhere else you'd want to live.
The other thing is that they were family guys. They worked hard, played hard, and were dedicated to their families as well. That is something I aspire to myself someday, and I have great respect for those guys for having done it themselves. It sucks when people die in the snow, they always seem to be among the best people. Very sad this week for these guys and their families.
Last edited by tone capone; 01-22-2009 at 10:42 PM."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
01-23-2009, 02:25 PM #1290
Seems like it works better if you let the whole thing load before trying to play it.
01-23-2009, 02:43 PM #1291
as my wife said when i showed her the vid:
"That is awesome""They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
01-23-2009, 02:50 PM #1292
Hell yeah. It never ceases to amaze me, how good those guys were on the skinny skis back in the day. Even in the 50's and 60's people were sick here!
So many good lines and good skiers in there, time well spent. I have nothing but catching up to do with that shred fest!
Any pics to share this year MT? I remember some good ones from last yr.
Last edited by tone capone; 01-23-2009 at 02:55 PM.
01-23-2009, 03:56 PM #1293
That video just blew my mind.
01-23-2009, 04:28 PM #1294
Last edited by MT; 01-23-2009 at 04:30 PM.
01-23-2009, 04:35 PM #1295
Excellent. Please god let it actually snow these next couple days.
01-24-2009, 01:31 AM #1296
01-24-2009, 06:36 AM #1297
^^^^^ That turn would feel so good right now!Buy the ticket...take the ride.
01-24-2009, 06:58 PM #1298
Let's hope to God they are right for once...
Tonight: Snow. Steady temperature around 2. Wind chill values as low as -11. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
Sunday: Snow, mainly before 11am. Temperature rising to near 0 by 10am, then falling to around -4 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -19. East wind between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Ski Fast, Take Chances
01-24-2009, 09:23 PM #1299Registered User
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- Mar 2005
- Livingston, MT
01-24-2009, 10:46 PM #1300
7 - 11" of 2% blower. just enough to cover the coral reef.
or just enough for great skiing on the north facing chalk that was so fun to ski today.
but yeah, it will never happen. you should sleep in, get the paper, maybe go out to breakfast tomorrow. you know soby's is open on sundays now, right?"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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