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  1. #1
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    North Carolina backcountry

    Thanks to out recent cold and snowy weather I got out 3 times last week for some backcountry turns. The snow was really good quality and pretty deep in spots. Here's some pics:


































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    sweet!!!!!!!!!!

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    Usually when I think of 'North Carolina' and 'powder' together, it involves Widespread Panic.
    Way to get after it.
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    fuck yeah! near roan?

    rog

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelanticskier View Post
    fuck yeah! near roan?

    rog
    You can see the Roan area in one of the pics, but it takes about an hour to drive there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackCountryNC View Post
    You can see the Roan area in one of the pics, but it takes about an hour to drive there.
    ah. i've been through the roan highlands and always thought it'd be one of the most exotic locales to ski compared to anywhere else on earth.

    pretty cool that much of the roan ridge is higher than mt washington and you go through many climatic zones on the way up from creek to summit.

    goddam gorgeous and no one talks about it.

    rog

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    It's a fun and pretty wild place to go to during the winter. Roan gets a lot of snow, but the winds are usually so bad that the balds don't hold much snow. Typically skiing is done on the road, the Appalachian Trail or one of the x-country trails.

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    Nice looking tree skiing terrain there. Bigger mtns than I was expecting to see.

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    i thought that's where hillybillies hunt humans

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    the xc descent off of roan (with tree skiing options) nets you 4000+ feet of vert i heard.

    is that beech or sugar mt ski area from one of the pics?

    rog

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    Beech Mountain.

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    You're alright, for a golfer.

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    Pretty country down thar.
    watch out for snakes

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    sweet times!

    i saw a video of a dude just EATING pow on that clearing above elk knob SP once... that zone probably can get crushed sometime, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackCountryNC View Post
    It's a fun and pretty wild place to go to during the winter. Roan gets a lot of snow, but the winds are usually so bad that the balds don't hold much snow. Typically skiing is done on the road, the Appalachian Trail or one of the x-country trails.
    well .....
    thats mighty nice of you to not track the trees...
    thanks for staying on the road
    if its got tits or wheels...it will give you trouble..

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    Good stuff man!

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    This TR will be filed in the K.I.R folder.

    A+ for effort.

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    Good stuff!!! Bet you don't see many tracks. My parentals live near the blue ridge parkway outside of waynesville. Always wanted to winter tour off the ridge....
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    Applebutters!

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    Awesome! Used to work at Nantahala Outdoor Center in 91. Been all around that area in warmer weather. Cool to see the BC angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpetrics View Post
    sweet times!

    i saw a video of a dude just EATING pow on that clearing above elk knob SP once... that zone probably can get crushed sometime, eh?
    Thats basically where I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuanworm View Post
    well .....
    thats mighty nice of you to not track the trees...
    thanks for staying on the road
    Switch from the road!

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    NC is FIRING up lately! I'm planning to get out to Elk Knob to do some boarding and make a little kicker to play around on.

    Heading out Wednesday Night / Thursday Morning
    If any o y'all is out there feel free to hit me up

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