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Friday, 4 October 2013 – First Sessions – Big Horn Mtns, WY

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Noahpz
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Friday, 4 October 2013 – First Sessions – Big Horn Mtns, WY

Postby Noahpz » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:16 am

Last week, cold air, Pacific moisture and high winds converged atop the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. The result was enough snow for the first sessions of the winter. While the snowtel was reporting 19”, as you can see from the photos, it was generally half that depth. However what was lacking in inches was made up for by wind speed and temperatures. Our first day was 14 degrees F and blowing 30+! Eight meter kiting, YES! While the flats were thin, Baldy’s gullies were fat with wind driftage such that I could easily find knee deep blower all day. I felt like a kid again, ripping cold smoke until sunset.

Our second day brought out a few locals from Sheridan and slightly warmer temps. Instead of the 8m wind from the day before, it was solid 10m conditions. I spent most of my time on Baldy’s N side. With temps in the 20’s it was not as light as the day before but it was still pow and we were fully lit.

Sunday, the Fantastic Four from JH arrived and so did super warm temps and super light west winds. We had a fun time on a small hill north of 14A and Pascal and I even visited Baldy’s W side. While we bailed Sunday, the JH crew stuck around for another day of heat and SW wind.

So, while it’s not winter quite yet, there are snow sessions waiting to be harvested in the high mountains of the Rockies.

Thanks for reading and See Ya Out There,

Noah
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Will on skis - Forward glidin'
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Chaz picking his way on Baldy
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First day's sunset
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Re: Friday, 4 October 2013 – First Sessions – Big Horn Mtns,

Postby knewschool » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:41 am

Nice Noah! Even got a picture of me on one of my first forward glides! I ate it in the dirt on Baldy the next day doing that. I think I'm really a snowboarder. Here's a couple more pics...
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Re: Friday, 4 October 2013 – First Sessions – Big Horn Mtns,

Postby rvrrat » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:26 am

:lol: I was wonderin' if you all got out last week. Looks like South Dakota would have been a good bet as well. Love the pics! JR

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Re: Friday, 4 October 2013 – First Sessions – Big Horn Mtns,

Postby spleeft » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:01 am

Killer !!!
lol at Will rockin' the skis ..its ok dude, snowkiting with skis is the shit , wish I could !


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