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[TR] Kwohl Butte - Sleddy Goodness 1/4/2009

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Trip: Kwohl Butte - Sleddy Goodness

 

Date: 1/4/2009

 

Trip Report:

In an effort to once again regain the TR throne, here is Y.A.K.B.T.R. (Yet Another Kwohl Butte Trip Report).

 

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This new years I resolve to shred the gnar... and yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of spending my first day in the backcountry of the 08-09 season with some good friends. It also allowed my little sled to get some much needed throttle-luv (at the very capable hands err thumb of mlag!).

 

The temps were below zero as I followed the SCHRALPmobile up to Edison Snow Park. The rest of the shredheads were awaiting our arrival as I realized that a) I had no snopark pass and b) my sled tabs were expired. Breakin da law! IM SUCH A REBEL!

 

In fine 2-stroke-served backcountry turns, we had some sled issues on the way in, but were able to get the whole crew out to Kwohl without any major issues. A quick skin up the north side yielded some tasty turns on wind buff on the face with light and fluffy freshiez down low on the face. mmmmmm, freshiez.

 

The last lap of the day down the north side provided the best turns. I think we all agreed that we should have been lapping that aspect all day. But as schralp always puts it: "THE SUMMIT URGE IS JUST TOO STRONG".

 

Flat light didn't allow for any killer shots, but here are some shots from the day:

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The Grey Bird

 

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mlag'z a sled goddess!

 

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listeing to the tales and wisdom of schralper

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Ya know Timmy every time I look at one of your TRs I'm reminded that the last time I did any bc skiing in OR was time I spent in the Wallowas back in the 80s :cry:

 

I really need to go south some winter.

 

Nice pics! :tup:

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