Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 38
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    5-1-Oak Reprezentin!
    Posts
    6,519

    TR: Heavenly Touch of the GSA, or Winter's April Fool of Tahoe (3/31 & 4/1/2012)

    Date: March 31 & April 1, 2012

    Location: Temple of the GSA, Waspurkwood

    Weather: WINTER STORM!!!


    Conditions: 12 to 20 inches of chest to overhead blowwwwwer


    Disclaimer: None! Crack a beer and enjoy!

    GSA Worshippers: powdork, TahoeBC, Schralph, MapleLeafGillies, Ottime, MashedPotatoes

    Photos: Schralph, Ottime, TahoeBC, MapleLeafGillies

    Music: Joanna Newsom - Sprout the Bean




    Heavenly Touch of the GSA, or Winter's April Fool of Tahoe (March 31 - April 1, Lake Tahoe, CA)



    March 31. Morning. Cold. No new snow in two weeks. Must get out of bed and train hard.
    Harness and proper safety gear, check.
    Forward and rear-mount HD video cameras, double-check.
    Stancing, triple-check.

    Time to train for Alaska.





    After a day of hard training at Vail's Heavenly Lake Tahoe Resort, the sprit of the GSA blessed Schralph's prayers and touched Lake Tahoe with divine spirit. Snow fell from the heavens instantly, and conditions were magically transformed from abrasive to ethereal. In the name of the GSA, the Harness, and the Holy GoPros, we praise you! 4:15 PM and it was time to test out the training with three other disciples.





    The training was great success because, in a matter of hours, we went from Training for Alaska to ... Alaska!





    6 PM, and Powdork got deep ...





    Schralph got deeper ...





    MapleLeafGillies bathed his shoulders in snow ...





    TahoeBC pushed it up to neck-deep ...





    And then powdork sang the solo to the finishing song of praise at 6:30 PM.





    Powdork's POV






    TahoeBC's face says it all - Praise GSA!





    The next morning, April 1, Schralph and the Canadian recruited Ottime for sunrise prayers to the Almighty.





    Ottime did not have his beacon or harness, and his shovel was not strapped to the outside of his pack. Make fun of stancing? Try stancing in frozen Dukes on the skintrack! Nonetheless, Schralph the Blessed prayed on behalf of the infidel, and summoned the soft breath of the GSA through his Subaru's tiny vents.





    Relief! The Grace of the GSA is such to embrace former non-believers, as the bindings were unbound, and the Almighty GSA sprinkled down unicorn tears softly over everyone's faces.





    The descent was like floating in the dreams of one's deepest prayers.





    Schralph had never felt touched by such divine love before, with gentle wisps of sensation flowing from his toes up to his shoulders with every genuflection.





    MapleLeafGillies knelt down and was graced with the same wave of extraordinary sensation.





    Ottime was still new to GSA prayer, laying backwards instead of kneeling forwards.





    Gillies showed him the way, heading to the grove to find the holy light of the GSA.




    His words were clear, "Go that way, really fast, and if something gets in your way, turn."





    Schralph reached out to embrace the GSA.





    Ottime was starting to understand, and he commited an act of faith and surrender.





    With confidence and faith imbued, Schralph learned that Once is Not Enough when it comes to praising the GSA (no pictures were taken). He tried to spread the good word to all of the non-believers in the resort lines ...





    ... but the infidels had become sinful, and they were smitten by complete shutdown of all of the chairlifts. So the disciples returned to the Holy Land to pray some more, and found that the GSA still very much loved them.





    The group did show the Light to MashedPotatoes, and he embraced the spirit of the GSA.





    Despite the smiting of the infidels, His love was still very deep for those who praised Him, now, and always in the future.





    In the name of the GSA, the Harness, and the Holy GoPros,
    GSA bless you,
    GSA bless you all!!!

    Last edited by SchralphMacchio; 04-06-2012 at 12:29 PM.
    _______________________________________________
    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tahoe
    Posts
    11,494
    well done
    powdork.com - new and improved, with 20% more dork.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    really? You can't guess it?
    Posts
    713
    Hey that was a real beaut eh!
    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    This is kinda like the goose that laid the golden egg, but shittier.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    JH/AK/Los Andes
    Posts
    2,676
    And who said it never snowed in Tahoe this year?

    Keep em' coming SM.
    "The idea wasnt for me, that I would be the only one that would ever do this. My idea was that everybody should be doing this. At the time nobody was, but this was something thats too much fun to pass up." -Briggs
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Wear your climbing harness. Attach a big anodized locker to your belay loop so its in prime position to hit your nuts. Double russian Ti icescrews on your side loops positioned for maximal anal rape when you sit down. Then everyone will know your radness
    More stoke, less shit.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Golden, CO
    Posts
    913
    Awesome! Thanks for the morning stoke.

    This one is a real banger ....


    Believe.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Norcal
    Posts
    1,148
    Nicely done TR, funny thing is I'm not sure any one at Heavenly even looked twice at you, dual whippets and all!

    Saturday had to be one of the strangest days, from down right freighting boiler plate that was hard to catch an edge on , to corn, then while sucking down IPA's in the parking lot the temp's suddenly dropped, it clouded up and started dumping. A hot tub, beer and a nap later, we are on a skin track about to ski some of the lightest over the shoulder blower of the season. Maybe there is something with this GSA thing, Hmmmmm….

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,156
    My, fucking, GSA was that good. Well done indeed. That's the second best package of spectacular powder stoke I've seen (the bachelor party still takes the cake because gun). Many good shots all rolled into one. What a trip.
    I demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    North Vancouver/Whistler
    Posts
    9,806
    bravo-well written

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Summit North
    Posts
    4,075
    Yeah man!



    The machete is a nice touch.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cruzing
    Posts
    7,304
    ^^^what I can't believe is that is the morning of the same day I rolled into KW at 1:30 to pure dumpage, that turned to pure deep by 4:30. Glad I set the skin track for the morning festivities. Even if it ended up under another foot of blower.

    Good work here Schralph.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    VT / CA
    Posts
    491
    [QUOTE=SchralphMacchio;3607718]Date: March 31 & April 1, 2012


    His words were clear, "Go that way, really fast, and if something gets in your way, turn."




    Awesome shots! dig this one and the quote above, I am going to have to use that....lol

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    San Jose Cuervo
    Posts
    501
    hail the mighty GSA for he has bestowed his GoPro blessings and benedictions upon this TR; all shall love him and despair.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    93108
    Posts
    2,334
    Looks like fun. Are those top few ski shots frame grabs? Post the video.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    San Jose Cuervo
    Posts
    501
    Quote Originally Posted by highanxiety View Post

    Awesome shots! dig this one and the quote above, I am going to have to use that....lol
    you might want to check out a certain ski movie from the 80's featuring John Cusack and Van Halen hamburgers.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    ANC / ADQ
    Posts
    2,607
    That was one Heavenly Hajj !

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wasatch
    Posts
    4,410
    Uh, yeah...
    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we have finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    20, 18, 16, 18, 13, 17, 8

    2016/2017 (18/19)

  17. #17
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sonoma & Truckee
    Posts
    7,369
    Sweet GSA stoke.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    P-tex, CA
    Posts
    7,856
    Yep....this one is the winner. Nicely done.


  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    the hysterical town of George, CO
    Posts
    1,680
    Great writeup, and the music was a perfect accouterment to the photos. Well done sir. The GSA will surely reward you in the seasons to come.
    Quote Originally Posted by DoWork
    Well we really came up with jong because it was becoming work to call all the johnny-come-lately whiny twats like yourself ball-licking, dick-shitting, butthole-surfing, manyon-sniffing, fotch-fanagling, duck butter spreading, sheep fucking, whiny, pissant, entitled, PMSing, baby dicked, pizza-frenchfrying, desk jockeying flacid excuses for misguided missles of butthurt specifically. That and JONG is just fun to say.
    the-one-track-mind

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Berkeley, California
    Posts
    79
    Ya, what an unreal weekend. Lets pray the GSA spirit returns soon!

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    5-1-Oak Reprezentin!
    Posts
    6,519
    Quote Originally Posted by supermodel159 View Post
    Are those top few ski shots frame grabs? Post the video.
    No frame grabs ... just various cameras that don't like taking photos @ISO800/1600, in low light at 6:30 PM, during a dark storm, while it's super cold out and nuking .... but I did just add in powdork's POV from Saturday evening's ride partway down the TR!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skirotica View Post
    the bachelor party still takes the cake because gun
    What bachelor party? Did I miss an epic TR? Because we had a potato gun at a bachelor party a month ago, but I'm pretty sure I didn't post that stoke here. Linky please!

    Quote Originally Posted by AlpenChronicHabitual View Post
    The machete is a nice touch.
    That is a not a ma-che-tay ... that is a vital piece of snow safety gear needed in Alaska.


    This is a ma-che-tay ...
    _______________________________________________
    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Couloirfornia
    Posts
    8,050
    Killer shots buddy. Everything below the shot of you defrosting Chad's Dukes over your vents is especially awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Couloirfornia
    Posts
    8,050
    BTW, how did they get that frozen before you even started skinning? Did somebody pull a rookie move and leave them out to get iced over?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cruzing
    Posts
    7,304
    Left them in the car overnight, after skinning and skiing the evening session on the Danberg low angle line. Too tired to haul them into the house. I think they must have froze up on the ski down, and solidified overnight. I've never had them freeze up like that, even when hanging in the car overnight.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Central Spud Land.
    Posts
    2,221
    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    Awesome! Thanks for the morning stoke.

    This one is a real banger ....


    Believe.
    This caught my eye too, amongst the many great shots. well done.
    Quote Originally Posted by skuba View Post
    you can let it free and be as stupid as possible


    Thread Killer
    I would like to see your point of view but I can't get my head that far up your ass.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •