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rvrrat
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby rvrrat » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:06 am

Loading for Colorado on Monday next week. Lookin' to be in Colorado end of next week. Can't wait. JR

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby ScottN » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:39 pm

Once again I forced myself to go to Snow Mesa. The snow should hold out for you Johnny.
Any interest in a Saturday trip to Snow Mesa or Jarosa Mesa?
Matt I looked for your kite flying above the San Juans! hope you were out there.
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matthepp
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:56 pm

Scott, you're killing me! It's been nose to the grindstone lately with hectic construction season. I want to have that kite up high believe me. I did get out on the sailboat last night with a kid. I gotta pass for this weekend as we're heading to May the Fourth Be With You party in Denver for Jonah's May 4 B-day.
I can be up for a day mission next week. Let me know if there is a good day

rvrrat
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby rvrrat » Fri May 01, 2015 2:37 am

I am looking at being in Gunnison on Thursday the 7th. I hope there is wind. JR

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Sat May 09, 2015 5:27 pm

5 of us snuck out of work Thursday for a May snowkite session near Engineer Pass. Ol' Dave has been rallying the D6 to keep the roads clear. He probably doesn't appreciate the frequent powder dumps as much as we do!

JR easily snagged the "longest commute" award long hauling out from his Country Home for a little Rocky Mountain High country terrain at 12-13k. Weather forecast looked iffy but the day turned out to be sick bird. The steadiest wind in a long time and fresh tracks to be ripped! Scott hauled his machines over just to make sure we wouldn't need them for the approach. Lorne suggested an impromptu course racing match which George handily won (secret weapon: most square meter canopy / rider # ratio) with Lorne hot on his heels.

Surprisingly good coverage, fresh powder, blue skies, jaw-dropping terrain, great company. Another big dump this weekend. Weeks of good snowkiting still on tap. If y'all are reluctant to put the skis away just yet, come on down!
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby ScottN » Sun May 10, 2015 10:53 pm

What a fun day and great crew. I thought I should add a picture of Matt. I'm ready for more any time. The cam at the top of Spring Creek pass has had snow every day so I have to think the snow up high is holding or getting better. Don't take your kite out of your truck Johnny!
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matthepp
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Mon May 11, 2015 2:18 pm

South winds slated for T Th F this week. Iwill likely have an inspection one day in Lake City so I'll bring the kites. Scott give a shout if you want to head over here

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby CaptainArgh » Mon May 11, 2015 2:43 pm

That is sick! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Fresh tracks in May, no hiking. Wow.

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matthepp
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Mon May 11, 2015 3:58 pm

Capt'n: get out here!

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby rvrrat » Wed May 13, 2015 5:03 am

I just got home after 9 days on the road and 4000 miles while making six stops. I was fortunate to get two whitewater runs, two gravity sessions in the Loveland Backcountry and this awesome sesh with the SW Colorado kite crew. Needless to say I am wore out. I don't really know how to put into words how cool it was to hook up with these guys at Engineer Pass. I got beat up by my kite, sunburned and felt like I lost a lung and loved every bit of it. The whole day was so cool. Being able to drive the 4wd's up the pass because the road was just plowed by the dozer. The perfect weather and snow conditions. And the awesome hospitality and camaraderie of Scott, Matt, George and Lorne. These guys are some of my kiteforum heroes and being able to ride with them on their turf was off the hook. It's one thing to read Lorne and Matt's posts and see their GPS tracks on Google Earth and try to imagine what that must be like to kite over all that terrain. I really dug seeing it for real and trying it myself. This ain't West Virginia. Thanks guys. I load friday to go back west. Got my kites and skis all ready to go. Be in Colorado by Monday next week, then Jackson and Idaho and Oregon and so on. I'll holler at ya, JR
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