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    Patchskiing - 2021

    Instead of posting a separate TR for every patchskiing day, I'm going to put them in one thread. I hope that others will add to this. I also hope to provide views, creamed corn and soft-serve snow images, along with some dog stoke.
    I'll post some highlights from each day.
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    I'll start with a dusk patrol mission on the surprising skier-groomed Sagebrush Glade on Mt. Sputnik on February 5, 2021
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    Monitor Pass, April 10, 2021

    Hazel watching Zooey following me
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    Monitor Pass, April 17, 2021

    Starting another run
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    Monitor Pass, April 22, 2021

    The tree skiing was pretty tight
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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol on April 28, 2021
    Starting my first run
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    ^^Good stuff Vets.

    Probably the end of the line today for our local hill Great Divide, but I did manage to connect the dots all the way to the lodge. Saw one of the owners walking her little kids around in the parking lot and had a good conversation (they live there year round). Got a chance to thank her for doing such an awesome job during a pandemic. Mediocre snow year, but we still had turns on the mountain from October through May so I'll take that for sure.

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    ^
    Thanks yeahman.
    The place looks like it is has some character. It has moved up on my to do list.
    Did you have to do any dry "portages" connecting the dots on the way down?

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    Sonora Pass, May 8, 2021

    Skiing below the Pacific Crest Trail
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    Ebbetts Pass, May 31, 2021

    Skiing towards Kinney Reservoir
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    The Nipple, June 5, 2021

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    Highland Lakes/Hiram Peak, June 8, 2021

    Skiing toward the Hiram Peak pond
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    Round Top/ Sisters on June 10, 2021

    Powdork skiing the GZA Line of the Wu Tang Patch
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    Dookey67 skiing the Saddle Patch
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    Me skiing the Saddle Patch
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    The Nipple on June 15, 2021

    Me and a prancing Zooey
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    Antelope Ridge on June 17, 2021

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    Sweet!!

    Gonna be a challenging late summer/fall patch season this year, but I have faith in Vets!

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    Dunderberg Peak, Jack's "Glacier" on June 23, 2021

    A panoramic view of Dunderberg Peak, Jack's "Glacier" and Zooey
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    My second run of the day (look closely for the yellow helmet)
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    My third run (Mrs. Vets is keeping cool in Jack's Pond)
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    Forestdale Patches on June 25, 2021

    Zooey following me down the right side of the Right Patch
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    Starting down the Left Patch
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    Forestdale Divide, July 1, 2021

    Taking another run with Zooey on The Luniz Patch
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    Zooey leads the way for me on a Divide Patch
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    A fun start to my 213th consecutive month skiing.

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    Round Top/Sisters, July 28, 2021 (The October Patch)

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    That is remarkably non smoky.

    Nice job keeping it going!
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    Dunderberg Peak, August 4, 2021

    Dookey67 checking out our destination, Hidden "Glacier"
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    Dunderberg Peak, September 1, 2021

    Powdork, Whiskey, Dookey67, and Zooey at what is left of Hidden "Glacier"
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    Whiskey leads the way for Powdork
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    Dookey67, Whiskey, and Zooey watch me navigate through some fairly interesting snow.
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    Powdork goes over a mini-mogul while Whiskey follows along.
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    Skiing Dunderberg Glade with Zooey on October 9, 2021. I started my 216th consecutive month skiing with sort of a powder day (0-3 inches of fresh on a 0-3 inch base of pine cones, pine needles, rocks and branches.)

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    Monitor Pass, November 1, 2021. I started my 217th consecutive month skiing on some smooth condensed cream of mank.

    Zooey and Hazel having fun following me.
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    Skiing Antelope Ridge with Mrs. Vets, Zooey, and Hazel on 12/02/2021.
    The snow was like wind-scalloped, hard freezer burn.
    Still, it was a fun start to my 218th consecutive month skiing.

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    Zooey follows me on my second run of the day
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