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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up TR: Finding the Whiteroom

    After a depressing 2011/2012 season that did provide a good amount of personal progress finding ways to make the most out of nothing, most of us in Colorado were still feeling the pain as the 2012/2013 year started off slowly. With a completely dry November, frustration was unbearably setting in leaving us to wonder when the snow gods would finally give in and acknowledge our sacrifice that may very well stem from being spoiled with an absolutely bonker of a season we had two years ago.

    Early last week, all that pain, all that anguish, all that doubt subsided as winter unleashed a fury claiming an official start to the season not with a bang, but with a powder explosion ... a powder explosion that I haven't felt in a long while ... a powder explosion where nearly a week later, that excitement still exists.

    On December 15th, I joined Dave along with Mark and Gary on a trip to a backcountry zone just outside of Steamboat Springs. Along the 3-hour drive from Evergreen, we saw areas on Highway 9 that don't normally receive snow and areas where snowbanks along the side of the road were far higher than anticipated. This only fueled our schoolgirl giddiness leaving us to ponder until arriving at the trailhead, "Is it really gonna be THAT good today?"

    The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, and I'll let the photos below tell the tale better than I, for sometimes, words really aren't necessary, and a rare trip like this is no exception. With that said, winter has officially begun so grab your pow sticks and burn that stoke candle away.


    (all photos by ^^^ with a few included from his return trip back earlier this week with Pow4Brains)













































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    SOLID work. Thank for for the "pick-me-up".

  3. #3
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    Even though you've lost a ton of weight in the last couple years, it looks like you still have your trademark "cannonball" style when you ram through the powder. Nice shots.

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    POW DURR

    nice work
    You should have been here yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Even though you've lost a ton of weight in the last couple years, it looks like you still have your trademark "cannonball" style when you ram through the powder. Nice shots.
    The kids call it "gorilla steeze", Steve...
    You should have been here yesterday!

  6. #6
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    Had to make sure to get enough powder in my face ... never know when the next dry spell hits.

  7. #7
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    Snorkles anyone?
    "Those 1%ers are not an avaricious "them" but in reality the most entrepreneurial of "us". If we had more of them and fewer grandstanding politicians, we would all be better off."
    - Bradley Schiller, Prof. of Economics, Univ. Nevada - Reno.

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    Nice stoke! Looks like some of that Champagne Powder®

    Sent from the Kansas prairie....

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    Looks fun

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    MutherFKNA!

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    The last one needs to be a magazine cover...paging POWDER to the white courtesy phone. POWDER to the white courtesy phone, thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Socialist View Post
    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

  12. #12
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    ka-POW!!!!

    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Looks like fun, nice pics!

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    Talk about "unpacked" powder! That consistency does not show in many photos at all.
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  15. #15
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    Score!

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    "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.

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    Sick! Buff Pass?

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    shhhhh. they dont like to share the 2 bc spots that exist in screamboat. and by they i mean locals there in general, not the op. though he was kinda vague about where they were. hmmmmm.......

    j/k, nice pics man and thanx for sharing

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    Hell yes! Great shots.
    ‎"Powder snow skiing is not fun. It's life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality." -Dolores LaChapelle

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    Thank god. Powder has returned to Colorado. Thanks for the stoke!
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    Nice stoke

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    Pfft

    low angle

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    SICKNESS!!

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    I don't like skiing when I can't see where I'm going. Rather wait a day or two until it packs down.

    Or a few days until our local grass hill has some cover.

    Not jealous, nope not me.
    Best Regards,

    UMKP

    "Peter, You've been missing a lot of work lately".
    "I wouldn't exactly say I've been missing it, Bob".

  23. #23
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    Glad to see CO get some
    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 finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16

    2018/2019 (24/32)

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    droooool
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