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matthepp
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Posts: 348
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:51 am
Kiting since: 2008
Local Beach: RMP
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
Kino Bay
Red Mountain Pass
Style: Rich
Gear: 2008 Best Waroo 9m
OR Razor 12m
Homemade TT 132x40
Space Pickle
Brand Affiliation: Alpine Edge Engineering
Location: Ridgway

Re: San Juan Recon

Postby matthepp » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:44 pm

June Snowkite session! We made it through May without having to get wet yet. STILL lots of deep white corn up high near Engineer Pass. Wrench in hand, Old Dave the plow driver was thoroughly disgruntled while putting the front end of his trusty D6 back together. He let us park at the end of the plowed road at 12,000 feet. 6' deep banks of snow next to the truck.

Five of us got out Sunday after using the "last snowkite session of the year" excuse again. We got bluebird skies and lit 12m clean winds. The GPS reported over 10k of vertical and 30 miles of great skiing by late afternoon. The corn was fast and "relatively" forgiving for those failed donkey roll landings. I think the transition to chop on the water will be brutal!

There are lots of rocky patches starting to show up now but surely another week or two of good snow coverage. If you're still jonesing for snowkiting, pack your bags and join us in the San Juans-
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NeWORBiT
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Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:06 am
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Blue Mesa Reservoir
Style: gimpy old school
Gear: 11m HQ neo II, 6m Slingsnot
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Re: San Juan Recon

Postby NeWORBiT » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:40 pm

They've been getting it on Cottonwood Pass too! (Sawatch mountains). We have had some watery fun on Blue Mesa reservoir, but I'm waxing up the skis again. TB


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