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    Quote Originally Posted by Vets View Post

    In order to be able to say "I got five on it," I took five runs on the Luniz Patch.
    You're the G mang! Keep it up. Your TRs kick ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    You're the G mang! Keep it up. Your TRs kick ass!
    Thank you!
    I skied five more runs on the Luniz Patch today. I'll post photos later.

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    Imogene Pass, Colorado last week...not nearly as good as last year.


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    Thatís the same patch I skied last September 1st. It looks about the same in the video as it did then. Rough year.

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    Forestdale Divide, July 26, 2018

    I returned with Makisha and Penny to one of the same areas we visited the previous week, Forestdale Divide.

    I started with a couple of laps on the Divide Patch.

    Vets, Makisha and Penny on our second run on the Divide Patch.
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    After a couple of laps on the Divide Patch, Penny wanted to return to one of her favorite places, the pond below the Luniz Patch.

    Makisha looks at what is left of the Luniz Patch while Penny splashes around the pond.
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    Vets on his fifth run on the Luniz Patch.
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    Vets trying to coax Makisha and Penny out from under the snow overhang during an apre-ski swim.
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    Apre-ski flowers and bee along with a little insect climbing up on looker's left.
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    Makisha and Penny had fun joining me on my 100th ski day of the current season.

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    Leavitt Lake, July 29, 2018

    Mrs. Vets and I headed out with our dogs Makisha and Penny for a walk and some ski recon. We ventured up the road to Leavitt Lake. While the road was still pretty rough in a few spots, it did seem better than last year.

    Penny heading up the colorful snow.
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    Pre-run selfie.
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    Vets skiing out of the upper slot.
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    Mrs. Vets, Makisha and Penny kept exploring while I bootpacked up for another run.

    Makisha
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    (If you look closely, you can see Vets bootpacking up.)

    Makisha and Penny.
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    Vets on his second run.
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    Penny, Vets, and Makisha.
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    Makisha and Penny enjoying a cool little creek.
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    Looking back across Leavitt Lake up at the snow patch.
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    It was a successful ski recon mission. We are looking forward to return trips.

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    Ski Lake, August 4, 2018

    After camping out near Leavitt Lake I was joined by a support crew of four-legged and two-legged friends to start my 178th consecutive month skiing. We would head to the very appropriately named Ski Lake.

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    Vets on his first run of the day.
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    Vets on his second run.
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    After a couple of runs we headed out for a longer loop that took us to the "North America Patch."
    Along the way I saw some insects getting busy.
    Insect pron. Crickets going through the kama sutra and doing it grasshopper style, or is it the other way around?
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    Vets and Makisha skiing the "North America Patch."
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    Bee and flowers.
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    Whitney's locoweed.
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    On our way back Penny looks at the patch we skied last weekend above Leavitt Lake.
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    Roundtop, August 11, 2018

    I headed out for another August ski day to the Method Man Patch at Roundtop with Mtndaddy, Mrs. Mtndaddy, and their dogs Lobo and Rocky.

    Lobo and Rocky join Mtndaddy.
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    Mtndaddy
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    Vets bootpacks up.
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    A self-timer photo of Vets and Mtndaddy skiing the Method Man Patch above Winnemucca Lake.
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    Mtndaddy dropping a knee above Winnemucca Lake.
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    Vets slarving the corn snow surface.
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    Vets taking another run while Lobo, Rocky, and Mrs. Mtndaddy watch.
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    Mtndaddy taking another run.
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    It was great to get in another August ski day. It was also good to see that there is enough snow on patches in this area to last at least into September.

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    Vets, Keep it up! Not long before snow starts falling against. Serious question though - who has more fun on these patch skiing missions, you or the dogs?

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    Thanks!
    It is fun for all.

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    The lower patch on the way up to Dunderberg was still happening last Friday. 286/34

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    You rock Vets. Youíre a great reminder of what drew me to this place. Just a dude liviní life to the fullest and sharing the stoke. Thanx and well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    You rock Vets. You’re a great reminder of what drew me to this place. Just a dude livin’ life to the fullest and sharing the stoke. Thanx and well done.
    TGR needs a 'like' button. Thank you for the kind and encouraging words!

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    Figured I could put this here. Ticked Sprague glacier in RMNP off my list last month. Trying to ski all listed glaciers in CO.


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    Beautiful

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    I miss those adventures with you, Stev!

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    This sure looks to be they way to cure the summer non ski boredom

    Makes me wanna hike up to my local glacier and get a few turns in!

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    Splat, you are always welcome to join me. Iíll keep heading up for more. In fact, I might even recon ski the October Patch tomorrow.

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    Roundtop Lake Patches, August 20, 2018

    Penny joined me for a recon ski mission. We would explore patchskiing options near Roundtop Lake.

    Penny on the shores of Roundtop Lake with Sisters in the background.
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    From there we headed out a little further to our first destination, the October Patch.

    Penny in front of the October Patch.
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    Vets skiing the October Patch.
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    Caples Lake can be seen below in the distance.

    After a couple of runs on the October Patch we headed back to the other side of Roundtop Lake to check out the Driveway Patch.

    Vets and Penny on the Driveway Patch.
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    Looking back across Roundtop Lake.
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    The largest patch is the Driveway Patch.

    Finding two different skiable patches made for a fun, successful recon ski mission.

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    After reading this thread I was inspired to hike up and ski a nearby glacier, also a great opportunity to get a good workout...

    After about 4000' elevation gain and about 5 miles I made it to Stanton glacier on Great Northern Mountain. Was only able to do one run cuz I didn't have crampons and the snow was still pretty firm. Oh well at least I got a few turns in!

    First pic looking back up the glacier

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    Impressive.
    Those runnels look like they were fun.

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    Roundtop, September 1, 2018

    I was joined by Dookey67 and Penny to start my 179th consecutive month skiing. We went to the Method Man Patch which was named by Dookey67 along with the other Wu-Tang patches nine years ago.

    Penny and Vets
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    Vets continues down.
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    Vets takes another run.
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    Penny, Dookey67, and Vets
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    I had great company with Spence and Penny. This made the day much more special.

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