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    Wood closing 5/2, Party at the top of Once

    Well all good things must come to an end. The Wood is closing tomorrow, May 2, at 2pm. There's going to be a rager at the top of Once right after. So be sure you get your butts up there before the chair shuts down. Needless to say they're running 10. 5 is open too since the park is reprasentin mad steeze yo!

    Speaking of Once is Enough, Spats and I hit it today at closing. There's about 10 feet missing at the top, and you have to jump over a rotten crevase to get to a platform to put your skis on. Spats went first and yelled up, "It's sweeeet like butta! Hit it!" I was freaking out though, not because of the run. But I was worried I would come up short on the leap of faith and fall into the man sized snow rot. Luckily I made it, popped the skis on, and dropped in. He was right, it was total butter on the way down and out. I hung a left and ran it all the way out past Heart, sorta under Jong Chute. What a blast, and a perfect way to end a good day.

    So get your asses out there tomorrow, ski some corn, and drink some beers to close out a killer season.
    Last edited by Arty50; 05-03-2004 at 11:42 AM.
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    Thumbs up

    You Kirkweed bitches better get your asses up here for closing!!!

    Fun-ass crew today led by Splat. Me, Arty, Lego, Divegirl, DJSapp, Spats, and nightpanda ("The most dangerous grom in skiing") scoring sweet corn of Wall the whole time. 11am-2pm is just fucking the shit. Perfect soft corn.

    After that lph took me, Arty, Spats and his bud on a quick loop on the Corral trail for some singletrack steeze.

    Perfect spring day...Corn in the morning, singletrack in the afternoon, Beer and Sushi coming up soon....

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    Sweet freakin day. Once is not enough

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    Sound like yesterday was a blast for you guys....and I'm bummed I hafta miss closing day...oh well. It's 2:09 PM right now....you guys are all probably up at the top of Once....

    Had a sweet day of BC skiing yesterday though with Greydon and Crazy Aussie #1 at Ebbett's Pass. A total exploratory mission to scout out Silver Peak and Glider Couloir (at least a 5 hour approach[/i]), Highland Peak (there's at least half a dozen 2,000 ft chutes here), and Noble Canyon / Pass Ridge which is where we primarily skied. We left our car at about 9-ish and didn't get back until 4:30. The corn was ripe on all aspects for the entire freaking day....never seemed to rotten up, which was nice.

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    i missed the closer too.

    no excuse, except for pure laziness and being tired. (this new puppy thing is exhausting).

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    Originally posted by lph


    no excuse, except for pure laziness and being tired. (this new puppy thing is exhausting).

    just stuff Bodie in a backpack and ski around with him all day....oh wait, he'd probably chew himself out.....

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    Originally posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
    It's 2:09 PM right now....you guys are all probably up at the top of Once....
    Close. We dropped in around 20 after. The party either hadn't started or it wasn't much of anything. There were maybe a dozen people up there, us not included. In any case, Pu, Spats, hardrider, and I all cracked some beers and toasted to a great season. Then we ripped the shit out of Once...with an audience. I feel like such a slut.

    Nothing like leaving your hill on closing day with a killer last run and a shit eating grin.

    My debt to all of the Wood crew just keeps on growing. Thanks for an amazing year!
    "I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."

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    The snow was great today, too. Hung out with the guys, but bailed early. I refuse to acknowledge last runs and last days.
    S'all good. But god, I can't believe another season has slipped away so fast [tear in my eye].

    South America planning starts now!

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    Originally posted by splat
    The snow was great today, too. Hung out with the guys, but bailed early. I refuse to acknowledge last runs and last days.
    S'all good. But god, I can't believe another season has slipped away so fast [tear in my eye].

    South America planning starts now!
    Last runs and last days are one thing. But who said anything about the season being over? Alpine and Mammy are still up and running, plus there's this little place called the Eastern Sierra.
    "I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."

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    Tell me of these places............

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    The first rule...

    Greydon and Crazy Aussie #1 were both blathering on about their trip with Ty yesterday. I'm headed over there this week fo sure.
    Last edited by Arty50; 05-02-2004 at 08:05 PM.
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    Mmm, Powerhouse.....
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    Originally posted by Punani
    You Kirkweed bitches better get your asses up here for closing!!!

    Fun-ass crew today led by Splat. Me, Arty, Lego, Divegirl, DJSapp, Spats, and nightpanda ("The most dangerous grom in skiing") scoring sweet corn of Wall the whole time. 11am-2pm is just fucking the shit. Perfect soft corn.

    After that lph took me, Arty, Spats and his bud on a quick loop on the Corral trail for some singletrack steeze.

    Perfect spring day...Corn in the morning, singletrack in the afternoon, Beer and Sushi coming up soon....
    I read with envy. My season finished on 15th March (also at Kirkwood). I've been for some time.

    Any PT jobs going in the area?
    Monty Python's version of the cougar phenomenon:
    "This is a frightened city. Over these houses, over these streets hangs a pall of fear. Fear of a new kind of violence which is terrorizing the city. Yes, gangs of old ladies attacking defenseless, fit young men".

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    I believe May 2nd is traditionally numerically known as 5/2.

    Wood closing 4/2, Party at the top of Once

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    Originally posted by Mrs Roo
    I read with envy. My season finished on 15th March (also at Kirkwood). I've been for some time.

    Any PT jobs going in the area?
    If you're really interested, I see postings quite frequently for PT jobs in the area.

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    Kirkweed 03/04 season
    Nov. 15, 2003 - May 2, 2004
    (Thanks for all the mammaries)

    The first weekend of May was a happy and sad one. The 03/04 season lasted almost 6 months. It seemed just like yesterday that the Kirkweed Krew were celebrating the opener.

    Saturday was a fun packed day led by Splat. Sweet corn all over the Wall with a fun crew. On the last run one of the head 'troller tells us "Enjoy it! We're closing tomorrow!".

    Stage 1. Denial.
    "No! That 'troller is talking out of his ass! Cokehead said it's open 'til the end of May. Right? RIIIIGHT?!?!?!?!?!"
    "Yeah! It'll be open. He's WRONG! We're RIGHT"

    Stage 2. Anger
    "GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! How can they close this! Look at all the fucking coverage! AAARRRGGGHHHHHH"
    (Pic: An Angry ride up chair 10)
    https://www.tetongravity.com/usergall...l_DSC01481.JPG

    Stage 3. Bargaining.
    "Please stay open! I'll even pay $20 for a lift pass"

    Stage 4. Depression.
    "Waaaaaaah!!! Boo-hooohoohooo!!!!"

    Stage 5. Acceptance
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    Spats, Arty, Hardrider and yours truly, accepting the truth with a little help from some beer


    Scoping out the entry:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/usergall...l_DSC01483.JPG

    Hardrider drops in
    https://www.tetongravity.com/usergall...l_DSC01486.JPG

    ....followed by Arty
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    Then I was up to bat.
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    It was SICK. Hadn't ran it all year. The buzz was insane, and you weren't quite sure if the shadowy section was still corn or had started to crust up.

    Spats- How did you and Jim go? Did anyone ever do it switch? I bet there would have been carnage up there in the following hour as the rest of the party people hit it up after some beers.

    I'll probably try and get a couple more days at Mammoth, but if not, here's to a summer of surfing, mountain biking, and poontang.

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    https://www.tetongravity.com/usergall...l_DSC01482.JPG
    Either a slight breeze is blowing up his shirt or we need to get hardrider away from that pizza shop.


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    I should have worn the gorilla suit. Check out my monkey steeze yo!


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    What a rock star!

    Originally posted by Punani
    I'll probably try and get a couple more days at Mammoth, but if not, here's to a summer of surfing, mountain biking, and poontang...in wet t-shirts
    "I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."

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    Originally posted by truth
    I believe May 2nd is traditionally numerically known as 5/2.
    But what is time really?
    "I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."

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    5/1 was sooooo much fun!! Skiing with about 8 maggots, I mean, what can get better than that? The entire day was so $$$ - and Splat was there, which made skiing THAT much more exciting and interesting! There couldn't have been a better final day at the Wood. Too bad I missed the OIE party, would've loved to see that. I just had a really great time skiing with all of you. Looking forward to next year. Oh, and for the record.....there is still SO much coverage at K-wood, the lifts should stay open until memorial day. Here's to hoping they'll reopen for a weekend or two.

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    damn nice to meet y'all this year. so hows the coverage in the cirque???carnels specifically???

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    I eyeballed Carnel's thinkin they might have had the access open to go pinch it, but it was closed. Looks like it's getting pretty bony as of yesterday, still some good snow on the next entry toward Vista and lots of snow below.

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    I picked my non-maggot buddy Jim up in Sacto and headed up for closing weekend. We followed the sun around from Eagle Bowl to the Nose to the Wall to Notch and OIE, picking up magnions on every run.

    The Crew:
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    splat meditates atop Notch Chute:
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    Grins all around. So many good turns, so many good times.
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    "I've got a great idea! Now that we're all burnt out from skiing, let's go RIDE!" The Corral singletrack was so worth it. Not pictured: Spats and his rented MBX dual-squish that wouldn't shift onto the little ring.
    http://tetongravity.com/usergallerie...390/magmtb.jpg

    Also not pictured: Arty, SuPu, myself, and Jim eating $130 of sushi afterward.

    Day 2: A smaller but still serious crew sacks up for the last day of the season.

    splat airs it out on the Wall:
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    For the conclusion of Day 2, see this thread:
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    OHHHH the memories!!!!! I will be there for more days next season.....beliede dat!
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