*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Kiting Under the Beartooth Cloudline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:07 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 28, 2004 6:14 am
Posts: 520
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Yesterday I made the drive through Yellowstone Park and up the Beartooth Hwy. Parked at the gate above Long Lake and made the short walk to where I could launch. Kited the around the West Summit Switchbacks, in super smooth fresh powder, below the West Summit. The base is solid. W-NW wind – No Gusts! Cloud ceiling was just below the summit. Fully powered on the 13m as the afternoon progressed to evening. Around 8 p.m. weather began to storm w/ dumpage. Gravity turns back to the truck. Today is gonna be sick!!! Fresh pow awaits!!! Will the highway open today??? Wait and see….


Attachments:
Ripppin.jpg
Ripppin.jpg [ 134.5 KIB | Viewed 817 times ]
Deeeep!!!.jpg
Deeeep!!!.jpg [ 119.82 KIB | Viewed 817 times ]
{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Kiting Under the Beartooth Cloudline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:38 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:39 am
Posts: 180
:bye: WOW, Very cool. So close but so far. I would have loved to have got some of that. Settin' here in Janesville Wisc. No snow in sight. BOOOO! To think I could have. Maybe next year. Have a great weekend Noah. I am sure you will! JR


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Kiting Under the Beartooth Cloudline
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:45 am 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:45 pm
Posts: 36
waouhhhh incredible

how high is the spot ?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Kiting Under the Beartooth Cloudline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:18 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 240
A few more - epic weekend - scenics + perfect winds + vast & varying terrain + park & ride ease = it doesn't get any better than this:


Attachments:
Floods & Stuff 2011 026.JPG
Floods & Stuff 2011 026.JPG [ 5.03 MIB | Viewed 673 times ]
File comment: Dan
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 015.JPG
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 015.JPG [ 4.47 MIB | Viewed 673 times ]
File comment: Cale
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 021.JPG
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 021.JPG [ 4.99 MIB | Viewed 679 times ]
File comment: Noah
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 020.JPG
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 020.JPG [ 5.07 MIB | Viewed 679 times ]
File comment: Scenics
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 001.JPG
June 10 - 12 Beartooths 001.JPG [ 6.15 MIB | Viewed 688 times ]
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Kiting Under the Beartooth Cloudline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:46 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 28, 2004 6:14 am
Posts: 520
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Wow! What a fun weekend! Finally, after so much anticipation, the Beartooth Highway opened for the summer. However, summer is the last thing on my mind as I drove over the 11,000 pass last Friday. Snow banks two to three times the height of my truck dominated the drive. It's so snowy up here!

Big boosting was de rigueur for every kiter this weekend. The snow was fresh thanks for mid-day snow squalls. The winds were strong and super-steady.

The exploration was insane. With the record snowpack for mid-June I followed my dreams to kite an area SE of the highway. Usually this area melts out early and is never kiteable. This year is different. The area is 4 by 3 square miles. Its all kitable this year with lots of terrain features to discover.

The Beartooth Highway: It should be on every kiters hit list this year!

Oh, yeah, be prepared to fly your small kites. :thumb:


Attachments:
Summertime-Kiting.jpg
Summertime-Kiting.jpg [ 78.46 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
Glide_a_holic.jpg
Glide_a_holic.jpg [ 57.76 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
Gardner-Headwall.jpg
Gardner-Headwall.jpg [ 48.17 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
Foil-Playground.jpg
Foil-Playground.jpg [ 54.83 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
Explore-It!.jpg
Explore-It!.jpg [ 62.76 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
Dave-Rippin-It-Up.jpg
Dave-Rippin-It-Up.jpg [ 52.41 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
Boostin'-All-Day.jpg
Boostin'-All-Day.jpg [ 52.61 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
9m-C4-Ready-To-Fly.jpg
9m-C4-Ready-To-Fly.jpg [ 82.09 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
4m-Session!.jpg
4m-Session!.jpg [ 42.75 KIB | Viewed 666 times ]
Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group