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Thread: TR; this last weekend at Bridger
10-17-2009, 07:53 PM #1676
10-18-2009, 11:57 AM #1677Registered User
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Oh my god, Overturn. I think someone needs to tell you that you made some really REALLY bad dangerous choices up there. Like every single choice that entire day. Like basically even getting out of the car.
Next time wait for snow, a lot more. You should be like George on Seinfield when he decides everything he's ever done was wrong. Any conclusion you make up there next time, do the EXACT opposite.
We were all misguided freshman, we all learned the hard way when moving out west.....but holy hell man. If you think you need an ice ax preseason at Bridger, you should stay at home until the lifts run and you can ride safer. I am seriously in shock. Glad you didn't hurt yourself...oh wait you did. North Bowl pre-season is something that no one does, btw.
Seriously, hope it feels better soon, and take care of yourself!
10-20-2009, 08:23 PM #1678
The traverse you took was indeed a terrible idea. I can't remember the name of it, but it's usually closed to the public during the season and is only skied by patrol to do avy control directly above the N. bowl road cut (i.e. if you would have fallen, it would have been 40ish feet rolling cliff to a FLAT road cut) I know that a couple tourists poached it last year (looking for an easy way down... ) during the season and one of them fell and broke her (i think it was a woman) back/neck (lucky to have not died).
Definitely get the "Stepping Up" book for mid season skiing. I know they sell it at PhD skis and most of the other shops in town. As a rule of thumb, if you plan on skiing Bridger early season stick to the fingers/pierre's knob area, or the apron/alpine area. Both of those areas can be easily scoped, you can hike strait up them (to make sure you can get back down them), and the maintenance crew at Bridger usually mows the main groomer runs down and picks off a lot of the bigger rocks so they can open the runs earlier.
Finally if you plan on skiing the ridge terrain at Bridger this year, don't rely on the book or following tracks. Find someone who knows the area and tag along for runs. Although they don't require people to have partners when hiking the ridge anymore, it is still strongly recommended and if you happen to be by yourself or if you want to check out a new place just ask someone else that's gearing up to hike if you can tag along (most will say yes in my experience). Have fun be safe and welcome to Bridger, don't tell your friends.
10-20-2009, 08:49 PM #1679
humphries hollow is one those, seems like weve called the traverse over "humphries", but could also be upper abelins or another name Im spacin...
Last edited by baseWeldr; 10-21-2009 at 11:26 AM.
10-20-2009, 08:56 PM #1680
Humphries Hollow!!! That was killing me I was so close to remembering...
10-28-2009, 09:45 PM #1681
Oh, hell yeah!
Went up this afternoon to find surprisingly ample elbow room to take a couple of quality runs. Beautiful day today, gonna try and get out again tomorrow. Hopefully it's still good!
Lots of wind affect on Saddle:
I love this time of day.
The turns were damn good almost all the way down. Very stoked right now.
"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
10-28-2009, 09:48 PM #1682
10-28-2009, 09:56 PM #1683
Damn you guys and your spare time! That looks like a lot of fun.
This semester is keeping me indoors on my ass more than I had planned.
Keep the pics coming please
10-28-2009, 10:19 PM #1684
holy crap that looked good.
now i'm definitely planning on swinging by bridger once i'm done with class for the day. it's a good time to start getting my hiking legs back.
10-28-2009, 10:21 PM #1685
10-29-2009, 03:05 PM #1686Registered User
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10-29-2009, 03:26 PM #1687
I think FZ's shots just pushed me over the edge. Going to have to head out manana. Excellent October stoke.
10-29-2009, 04:20 PM #1688
10-29-2009, 04:31 PM #1689Registered User
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Y'all be giving Overturn shit, but look who's the one rollin' with some hottiez!
That's more than I can say for most of you dirtbags
10-29-2009, 04:43 PM #1690
^^beat me to it.
I can't tell, is the girl in the green pants/black jacket having a good time?We heard you in our twilight caves, one hundred fathom deep below, for notes of joy can pierce the waves, that drown each sound of war and woe.
10-29-2009, 04:51 PM #1691Registered User
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god FZ, wearing my hat and googles. you think you might be able to do better than second hand considering you work at a SKI SHOP! hahahahahahaha
10-29-2009, 05:15 PM #1692
10-29-2009, 05:36 PM #1693
Nothing as cool as FZ, who I can barely see under the snow You work at chalet man? I am over at round house, and you look a hell alot like the guy who keeps coming in trying on super painful boots.
And overturn, is that rachel in your first photos?
didnt take too much time photoing. Had more fun skiing!
It sucks up there.
10-29-2009, 08:44 PM #1694
Excellent work single. BGully?
10-29-2009, 09:05 PM #1695
yeah dude. Super fun. Kinda hopping between powder pockets surrounded by rock gardens. Heard the ramp is skiing awesome tho. Same with the apron.
There are a lot of bridger mags here now. We should have a get together.
10-29-2009, 09:11 PM #1696
Damn. Looks like you guys have been having a ton of good fun.
Gawdamn Modern Asia test, and Anatomy test, and O chem hw.
It is almost the weekend, i'll be up there, fighting for turns with all 50,000 Gallatin valley residents.
10-29-2009, 09:29 PM #1697
10-29-2009, 10:06 PM #1698
I'd be more inclined to avoid the BB scene on Saturday.
Any reports on the Blackmore zone? Any takers for a Sat. attempt?
How about the condition of Fairy Lake Rd? Not like that'd be any less of a shitshow on the weekend but it might be worth a shot...
10-30-2009, 12:20 AM #1699
hoping to convince the roommate into taking a drive up to bridger tomorrow afternoon so i can get at least one (most likely short) run in.
i'll be sticking to the non-gnar low-angle stuff this early season as i lack avy gear and it's hard to justify spending money that i don't really have when i'm rolling back east in december. because of this, i probably won't be riding too much. sucks, but what can you do.
i too am down for a get together of sorts.
10-30-2009, 08:39 AM #1700
awfully purty up there
lemme bump this since there seems to be a buncha spam on the board this a.m....
nice work up there people, pretty good sampling from one side to the other Ive been blastin out to belgrade summertime to fling my frisbees still, no snow at all out there- a 2hr window just isn't enough to justify a BB move- I wouldn't want to leave, prob gitta permaOface like that girl there...
did I hear 50s for the next couple days...?
/TR this last layer at bridger
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