Skiing in the woods

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BRLKED BRLKED
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Where is the like button?
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Got out despite my car trying to thwart me.  A dead battery this morning made me have to postpone until later this afternoon.  Probably better.  More snow.  Skied close to home.  Woods were a little thin, wider trails better but not as fun.  Glades no go.  Farmed a few  turns in a field.  That felt nice.  Tomorrow should be better if this storm keeps delivering.  Hoping for at least 12+ at 2000'.  Also hope to try the Objectives for the first time


Got to try out another piece of kit that is really nice.  If you ski NNN-BC switching out the black for the red flexors really makes them more fun to tele and I didn't notice a real detriment for touring.  It doesn't make it an active tele binding, and it never will be, but it's a noticeable difference.


Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Sorry pics aren't better but my phone was having trouble with the cold.  Should have brought a real camera anyway, it was unreal out today.

Went out skied some areas I cleared this fall today.  Also tried my objectives for the first time.  I had a great time.  We have 12-14 inches of really sugary, cold snow with almost no base, so skiing off-trail is a little sketchy.  I definitely skimmed some logs and sticks.  Nothing serious though - was totally skiable.



Woods on my way to the top looking back at my skin track.



Objectives back at the car.  My phone froze about 45 min into my skiing and then decided to work again when I got back to the car.



Harvey Harvey
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So pumped. Dicey, maybe 5 inches of semi melty corn. Within a few minutes of getting here, Neve is like DAD can we go out for a ski?  In the dark, marginal conditions, headlamp ski, her idea.

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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D.B. Cooper wrote
It looks like you were filming the Blair Witch Project.
This!!

Back in the day, my friends and I skied Jockey Hollow at night.  Totally illegal since it was a national park and closed after sundown.  I don't know how I managed to not break a bone.
NYSnowflake NYSnowflake
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Peter Minde wrote
D.B. Cooper wrote
It looks like you were filming the Blair Witch Project.
This!!

Back in the day, my friends and I skied Jockey Hollow at night.  Totally illegal since it was a national park and closed after sundown.  I don't know how I managed to not break a bone.
 Forgive me for being so clueless but are we talking about XC skiing after dark in the trees with a headlamp (not unusual)... or downhill?
Harvey Harvey
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XCD. Nordic with hills.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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Harvey wrote
XCD. Nordic with hills.
This video shows XCD dreamland, in the Jura Mountains on the France/Switzerland border. Typical XCD gear: lightweight metal edged skis with fishscales, three-pin bindings, light plastic or beefy leather boots. Note two of the skiers choking up on their long XC poles for the descent.


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Harvey Harvey
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Beautiful night here in Johnsburg.  Great snow.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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