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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up TR: Endless Steep and Deep - Silverton - 12/8-9/07

    Trip Report: Endless Steep and Deep - Silverton
    12/8 (THE STORM)
    and
    12/9 (BLUE BIRD)


    adimmen


    Jski


    Summit (photo by adimmen)

    12/7/07 - The Miracle

    Oh the frustration. It was full on nuclear winter and I was supposed to spend my whole weekend in an avalanche rescue course that I couldn't get out of. Luckily, mother nature helped out. The avalanche rescue course was canceled due to... wait for it... avalanche danger!

    There was only one thing to do: Go to Silverton!

    As soon as I was done doing work that I had to do in person, we all loaded up into Jski's jeep and headed. I finished up my shift working through a laptop hooked up to the interweb via a cellphone.

    12/8/07 - The STORM

    9th unguided chair: There were about 60 or 70 people at the mountain. ~30"






    Jski hucking (photo by adimmen)





    I also went skiing

    (photo by adimmen)

    I suffered a catastrophic equipment failure and had to end the day after my 5th run.
    I returned to the hotel, picked up the phone, and quit one of my jobs.

    12/9 BLUE BIRD

    Aaron and Jenny Brill took very good care of us and so I was able to ski again. It snowed another 6 or 7 inches. It was supposed to be snowy all day, but instead it went bluebird.




    Jski


    Jski




    Jski throwin that mandatory crotch grab





    We got 7 runs in. adimmen ran from the bottom of tiger back to the lift carrying his spatulas to make sure he got #7. jski and I rode the bus.

    adimmen would like to thank Volant for their heavy metal topsheets. Not only do they give him a good workout, but they kept his bindings attached to his skis when the screws pull out resulting in a 30" long topsheet delam:



    Jski after 7 runs (I felt the same way... adimmen went to hike the lift line but the patrollers took him away and we haven't seen him since)

    PS: Silverton rules and is the coolest resort in the state.
    Last edited by Summit; 12-11-2007 at 12:29 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Thank you sir... this is sick, almost making me wish I was there, but we got some too

    I think Blurred will approve, but who knows


    Silverton may be in my near future.

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    Needs more low angle pow shots.

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    Why couldn't you post these pics before???!!!!!

    FUCKIN SWEET PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (now upset I didn't go down and meet you guys)
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    I also have to mention, these photos would be better if blurry and had less steeze, and more low angle.
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    brett.mcnary

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    I said it for the preview, and I'll say it again:


    MAMA!
    "Oh, no pics. To simulate the skiing today, walk out your door, grab a handful of snow, and throw it in your face. Repeat as necessary.
    If you don't have snow outside your door, what the fuck are you living there for?"
    -Bum Z 1/30/08

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    Now that is some gooooood stoke.

    beaters take note this is how it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlurredElevens View Post
    ...and more low angle.
    this could've worked, but he TILTED!



    seriously though, great shots.

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    Now this is a fucking TR!

    Awesome. Love the black and white shots, don't see that too often.

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    goddam. being broken sucks even more while reading this.

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    good work, A. I like.

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    Now that's what I've been waiting for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    stellar work, A

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    yessss!
    Yessss!
    and yesss
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob
    No more internal power struggle;
    We come together to overcome the little trouble.
    Soon we'll find out who is the real revolutionary,
    'Cause I don't want my people to be contrary?

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    Thumbs up

    Orgasmic and I mean that in the full blown moosicorn orgy kinda way.

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    nice pics summit.

    jealous

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    yeah that sucked (storms away vowing to never read another TR from Summit)

    I was especially disappointed with this low angle crap shot
    ‹^› ‹(•Ώ•)› ‹^›

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    Great photos, thanks for posting!!
    "Buy the Fucking Plane Tickets!"
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    Caw caw! Insane-o, kablammo! sweeeeeet.
    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms, their energy. Your cares and tensions will drop away like the leaves of Autumn." --John Muir

    "welcome to the hacienda, asshole." --s.p.c.

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    Amazing.

    That quitting a job thing sounds good. I might have been able to make it down there, too.

    Do tell on the catastrophic failure...

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    boner

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    that was so tits it ain't even funny. I hope to come join you fuckers soon...

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    A TR that doesn't completely suck JONGs? Colorado with steeps and snow? I'm confused!

    Seriously nice work Summit.
    I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.

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    Looks pretty shitty down there. Can't believe you actually made that 7-hour drive.

    In other news, it has been confirmed that I need to go back to Silverton. Hopefully you shall come with, A. Cheers to some more fantastic camerawork.
    "I said flotation is groovy"
    -Jimi Hendrix

    "Just... ski down there and jump offa somethin' for cryin' out loud!!!"
    -The Coolest Guy to have Ever Lived

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    the mutant gives you:three thumbs up!
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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