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    Mammoth 1-15 and 1-16 TR w/ Pics

    Oops, it was actually 1-14 and 1-15 but who's counting...

    Wow, what a freakin weekend. Once of the best I have had at Mammoth in the last couple years even including the holiday crowds which luckily really didn't effect us too much.

    Got in late Friday night and the 395 river of cars was solid. Had a rare slow start at the crack of 11 which Mrs. Comish appreciated. Went over to 22 and who do we find standing in line waiting for the chair to turn but Huckster Tim. We were shortly joined by Ted, Rob, Brad and others. At this point it was snowing nice light fluff. We decide to wait for the chair and spent about 45minutes to an hour bantering in the front of the line waiting for the lift to schweet pow awaiting us. Having tasted a totally untracked Viva a few times this year already, I was jonesing for more. Luckily the crew stayed as the lifty came out of the shack to announce it would be another hour while also dropping the rope. Game on.

    It was nice, a few people had gotten it early that morning so it wasn't bottomless untracked, but a lot had filled in and cresting that ridge on 1st chair is always a great feeling.

    Rip down the pow to 22 and find they had shut the lift again. That set in motion plan B for the day which turned out to yield the goods. With a little hiking we scored steep freshies the rest of the day and. The last run of the day was by far the best. The snow was accumulating now Mrs. Comish and I got a deeeep Viva. Easily over the knees deep. Rendesvous to the bar to share stories of a peaceful, soft, great pow day on Lincoln. Anyone to lazy to hike.

    Sunday dawned totally bluebird and 25 inches new being reported!?!? It was light fluff on the car. With a strategic move of the traffic cone we had nearly the pole position at Canyon. In line around 8:10 at Canyon. Wait about 20-30 minutes for the lift to spin only to see them run 8 first. Damn. Only time we were off all day. First run was amazing. Best run down canyon I have ever had. It was all light soft fluff. No bumps, people, or tracks. Get to 22 and grab a grizz ridge. Good, not great. Deep and fluffy, but a few people had beat me to it. Off to 5 where we decide to wait. I talked two different groups out of waiting telling them about the inevitable hour wait since they were still bombing. BWHAAAA. It opened about 20 minutes later and we were now in very good shape for this:



    Great untracked lap down to 2. Get to the top and notice the Gondi looks like it might go. To McCoy's where they just open the top. Schweet! A maching cruise to Monument which still had just enough untracked for our 3 sets of tracks. Amazing! It wasn't wind effected. Just soft fluffy pow all the way down!!! Mrs. Comish and Steve had been dubious on the Monument call because it looked like Climax was pretty wind effected, but were stoked and called it run of the day.

    Then off to farm the really deeeeep. Met up with Ted, Rob, and Brad who already had one run and said it was good. Here are some picts from the afternoon. Significant freshies were still had a 3pm.




    Ted is definitely not having any fun!











    Mammoth definitely delivered the goods again. 2 to 3 feet of light fluffy non-sierra pow, Blue sky, great crew, no lunch, lots of pow turns, minimal waiting in lines (especially for a holiday weekend) = amazing fricken day.


    Since this is in my Biglines account a little latin love from this summer:

    Last edited by comish; 01-17-2006 at 11:46 AM.
    He who has the most fun wins!

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    One more pict of Mrs. Comish enjoying the fluff.

    He who has the most fun wins!

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    nice!



    Money shot!!!

    looks like it was a killer day. thanks for sharing!

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    Commish sumed it up perfectly. Saturday was a great storm day and was spent skiing around finding patches of untracked knee to waist deep LIGHT powder. No sierra cement this weekend. The Avi Chutes were amazingly deep until they shut down all access to them because of wind and whiteout conditions. There were gusts of up to 90 mph while we were on chair 22! Sunday was epic, hiked White Bark ridge and got untracked to the bottom, even set off a slab it was so deep. Managed to score 2nd tracks into Hangers and Baby Hangers which was insano. Hit P4 and Phillipe's (probably 4th or 5th in there) and was dealing with some serious slough management. Amazing, simply amazing. Monday was empty and the snow was tracked out by still light. I have some pictures of Saturday which are below and I'll post Sunday's if I ever get them. What an amazing weekend, one of the best ever.

    Saturday's pics:
    Parking lot at Stump:



    Riding Chair 3



    Lots of these signs around



    Me, Waterfall area



    My impression of a jong photoslut



    Riding towards a closed Chair 5



    Hopefully Sunday's pics turned out, more to come....
    Last edited by skier0178; 01-17-2006 at 12:42 PM.
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    epic 3 day weekend as my legs still hurt. Plenty of goods were had by all.

    for stopping to take pics on a day like that.

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    Nice work guys, and yes that picture of Ted is fricken awesome!!!

    I'll be up the next two weekends in a row if anyone wants to meet up
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    Nice to have the karma gods smiling on you all day between parking at Canyon(scary in itself), to the lifts going your way.

    I blew off the MLK weekend due to crowds and going up this weekend for 3 days instead. Kicking myself already .

    Lucky buggers you guys.
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    Schwank. Nice to see the Mammarians representin.

    Nice pics comish, you shootin with the big gun or the little digi?

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    I think I had that expression on my face all the way back to LA!!

    Sweet rides!

    Here's a couple of pics I thought noteworthy:
    Learning Pow is Tough!


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    Last edited by Runkle502; 01-17-2006 at 02:41 PM.

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    Mammoths little sister resort (June Mtn.) was going off pretty good to this Sunday. After a 1/2 hour standing in line in the parking lot, we finally got up on the hill. I don't know if the rickety old Chair 1 is a curse ( I was frozen and stiff before I even started boarding) or a blessing (people saying they wouldnt come back because of the long line). Once up the Face we were greeted by sunshine and knee deep powder w/ no lift lines. A couple hours on the upper hill trees and we were ready to go back and start riding the Face since the access line finally disappeared. Stumps, logs, boulders and cliffs all made for great staircases and airs covered in the deep fluff. Runs like Nirvana and Snowcreek came to life for the first time this season.
    Monday was BC runs with the snomo off Minaret Vista down to Reds Meadow. Sidehilling and mega deep powder (stuck 3 times) made it a real workout for the untracked powder stashes. Probably could of skinned it almost as easy but that's another story.
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    It looks like a nice, fun and relaxing couple of days. Any hucking?

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    Yeah--great weekend. Saturday complemented Sunday quite well...

    Best stuff:
    1. Every run in the Avy chutes all day Saturday (goddam thankful that ch10 kept spinning after 22 closed prematurely at 10:15 am).
    2. First runs in Avys Sunday morning...swear that Lincoln was mostly chomped in 20mins with a frenzied display of insane skier greed for powder.
    3. Wind-blown duff leftside of Avy1 after Lincoln was laid waste to by the above.
    4. Hemlock--waist deep holly shit blower.
    5. Seeing the smiles on evryone's faces all weekend as Mammy got the goodies.

    Only bummer for me was that Monday turned out to be a bc wash. Opted out of the Mammoth Crest...Got in a little bit off Table mtn out of Bishop, but nothing to write here about...

    Sorry, little to no pics...kudos to those that did manage to take a time out and snap a few memories...

    A few taken with my camera...

    Sunday wake-up view.


    Baby air off the small side of a rockband in Hemlock


    After header from above


    Dude loving it


    Rear-view on the way home








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    Last edited by Bodhi; 01-17-2006 at 03:36 PM. Reason: Add another pic
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    Nice Bodhi, Hemmer's were sick as well as the Bear. Best snow of the year. How was camping, pretty chilly? Nothing a nice soak wouldn't take care of.
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world." -Gandhi

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    whoa.

    fine

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    Barnballs, Mrs. Barnballs and I got the goods all Sunday morning on 22. We did about ten laps and had face shots every time. We stayed off the well traveled path in the more secret nooks. Outstanding blower pow! The best part is the hoard of people left after it looked like the top was opening. From the top of a chair 22 we could see huge lines at 5 and 3 so we stayed and farmed Lincoln. A couple small hucks but nothing to write home(or here) about. I only took one picture all weekend.

    Top of The World, Sunday January 15th, 11:45 AM:


    Choose Your Line:


    High Resolution (1 MB) - Great Wallpaper

    Sunday was sweet too. It was very cold all weekend and it kept the pow light and dry. Plenty of snow in Upper Dry Creek and a nice line in Varmints.


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    Latin love! That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattitude
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    Thumbs up

    Some rather boring pics of a substantially fantabulous wknd.
    Legs will need a solid office-week to recover from the 4-day 'weekend'. Lincoln proved once again to be the stash of all stashes in Mammoth. Ride after ride, run after run, it consistently brought us cold pow, new lines and a greater sense of freedom from the holiday masses killin' the cord.

    Saturday, Chair 22 in it's most treasured environ


    Sunday-the walk of anticipation to the Village G


    Heading up Chair 8--TASTY!


    Ahhhhh Lincoln. Our home for the next 3-hours.


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    Posting in another great thread!
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    Did you notice these fuck nuts and my buddies cutting the line at 5 and the gondi with their "instructor"??http://www.telemarktips.com/video/Mam1_06Lg.wmv

    Anyways some sweet powder.......
    BT
    I got my Vans on but they look like sneakers.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tim
    Did you notice these fuck nuts and my buddies cutting the line at 5 and the gondi with their "instructor"??http://www.telemarktips.com/video/Mam1_06Lg.wmv

    Anyways some sweet powder.......
    BT
    Yep, saw them slide on up to the front of the line on 5. Very cheaky...

    CS, had the big camera out for the first time this year. Great weekend and it looks like this one won't suck either...
    He who has the most fun wins!

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    Sweeeeet. Deal with those mooches every pow day...
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world." -Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarkman1
    It looks like a nice, fun and relaxing couple of days. Any hucking?
    If you consider potato rock in gravy chute a huck then yes
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

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    up friday morning. who's there?
    fine

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