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    Cool TR: Ohau Windy It Was in NZ - 08/21/07

    Day in Southern Hemisphere:

    August 21st, 2007

    Location of wind and snow:

    Ohau, New Zealand

    Coffee Nerds:

    666, NZphotoslave, and Woody

    Weather:

    Wind that pushes snow over an existing base of layered snow, some sun, some cloud.

    Synopsis:

    6:20 AM wakeup call, diesel, coffee, donut, bottled Red-Bull, another flat white in Omarama, arrive at Ohau, hike, hike in wind, do a recon hike, ski, make more laps on chairlift, leave, and drive back to Queenstown to get a proper feed.

    Music that makes one think:

    Tay Zonday - "Chocolate Rain"



    Its pretty early to be evil...



    Tip for new visitors, don't drive off the road...



    I hate crowds and bad views...



    Yes, they take credit cards...



    Ahhhhhh, best friends 4 ever!



    Let's go for a walk...its actually a nice temperature outside



    Wicked view off the top...actually its just a postcard in front of the camera lens



    Wait a minute, do you feel that? Yep, this hike is going to suck.



    The ridge down there is the looker's right hike-to terrain that just needed a bit more snow...massive potential though.



    Woody sheds a tear...



    We made it to Hemi's (sp) basin...with just a little bit more snow, a boot-pack would have been in order.



    But not without a short break for a biscuit and some tea...



    Woody looks for a line...



    Sharks littered the gnarly stuff, so I just rallied down the gut of this thing...



    Photoslave gets some freshly buffed goodness....



    And remember, there's only about 9 people at Ohau on this day, with none hiking anywhere near us...



    Woody attempts a "schmear" turn on a sunny patch...



    Winter snow is always FUN!



    No moguls here...just like Squaw!



    One of the hidden gems of magical Ohau...



    On the way down, we find a protected pitch...



    Without any tracks...



    Who is this guy?



    "So I was thinking. I think that if I ski over that rock, I'll get airborn"



    E X T R E M E ! ! ! ! ! !



    S U P E R - E X T R E M E !



    666 heading to the cafe, for another flat-white...



    A G G R E S S I V E ! ! ! ! !



    A L P I N E - S K I I N G!



    Its weird how the light only hit the skis?



    "Ok, last one to take their boots off buys the Speights"



    The traffic on the way down was just out of hand....never again



    Next up, another day at the Remarks....yay!

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    You cannot post one of these every day. It's cruel.
    The beatings will continue until morale will improve.

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    Thumbs up

    What to say?

    A shit day of hiking = 10x better than any good day at work.

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    Damn..............

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    excellent
    whoever said laughter is the best medicine never had Gonorrhea.

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    Keep 'em coming!
    I get more stoked with each new TR.

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    Schweeeeeeeeeeet.



    The mention of Speights made me thirsty.
    Not around much these days.

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    Boys and girls... can you say "money"?



    I knew that you could.


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    uhh, one word...envious...
    "You know what's rrrrreal good? Cheese, dipped in cheese." - Big Rodge.

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    The light was too flat. You shouldn't have even bothered with the pics.

    I like your attitude though, everyday is another chance to get better at this whole TR thing.

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    Nice work photosluts!

    Some people work, some people play......... unfortunately I am in the first category at the moment.

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    'Evil is as evil does,' that's what my momma always said.

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    Are you going to keep producing on this epic scale every day you're down there? Because it's just not fair.

    Sorry about the crowds though, that must have been brutal seeing other people on the slopes.

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    Chocolate rain, made me turn my head and cough.


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    Oh how Ohau.
    HI THERE!

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    Shit is tiger tight.
    The trumpet scatters its awful sound Over the graves of all lands Summoning all before the throne

    Death and mankind shall be stunned When Nature arises To give account before the Judge

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    Hell yes!

    Brings the memories from my visit last September right back. Awesome. Thanks for the fresh stoke!

    06 Ohau stoke.

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    C H O C O L A T E



    R A I N !


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    ^^^^^^ Shouldn't you be skiing right now, killing stuff?

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    SWEET MOTHER OF PEARL!
    We come from the land of the ice and snow,
    From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow

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    Delivered and sent HUDGE!

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    Looks delicious.

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    Ohau nice! Me old stomping ground. You rinsed it out proper!

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    I'm really enjoying all the New Zealand stoke.
    Excellent pictures.

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    666, you've probably have made a deal with the Devil to product some great stoke.

    I've enjoyed your treaks to Middle Earth so much years after years.

    I cannot believe I haven't made it down yet (I was talking about it over 25 years ago). Since then a few of my good friends have made it down while I haven't set foot in NZ yet. The World is big as there is too many places to see and ski, I don't feel too sorry for myself, I'm flying for Santiago next week.

    Keep up the great TRs.

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