Tales from the Hinterland: 2012/13 edition

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Tales from the Hinterland: 2012/13 edition

Up here in the Hinterlands, things get started a little slower: the snow-guns have just fired up, no lifts are turning, and we just have to wait for the lake effect. After this morning's glance at the Hinterlandian Snow-depth-o-meter, I knew it was time to go skiing.


The weapon of choice was obvious, the Trak Couloirs with metal edges and XCD Omnitrak base. Knowing that the conditions would be a little sticky, I unearthed a rare can of Swix Schuppenspray to ameliorate the effects of wet snow.


I love the smell of hydrocarbons in the morning...


The skis may be ready but the car is not. Here are my snow tires, ready to be installed later in the day:


The current rubber, so called "all-season tires," have had us driving at less than leadfoot speeds lately. Braking is over-rated, really.


Anyway, the car may not be ready but the skis are and the canoe is stored for the season.


While waiting for Telemark Dave, I took a spin around the sideyardcountry, scoring the first turn of 2012/13.


After this warmup, I headed out to the road for more. There is nothing like five inches of fresh on top of a freshly plowed and sanded gravel base. Needless to say, turns two, three and four were rather slow-motion.


TD arrived, and of course much discussion and gear-fiddling ensued. The new green jacket is very photogenic and the new glasses give him a definite Hunter S. Thompson look. The dog just wanted to go.


Then we went for a classic 'schwack through the very low angle hardwoods. Apparently I have been slacking on the trail maintenance. Oh well, there was snow, we had skis on our feet, we were sliding and gliding, so yes, it was skiing.


In retrospect, we probably could have moved faster on foot. But that was not the point. The point was to ski, and today was day one. Welcome to the TFTH for a new season and let's hope the snow gets less sticky from now on!
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Hmmm.. Yes, there was a touch of fear and loathing on the ski trail today....

(Okay, none really, I'm just playing along... I never thought of the Hunter S Thompson "look" when I got the aviators, I was more stoked on their carbon frames... )

Remind me to drop off some of the Toko spray-on for you to use next time... It's a lot more toxic and probably has some mild hallucinogenic properties... Add some White Rabbit and you'll be good to go...

TD

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Was the dog wearing orange so he wouldn't be mistaken for a deer?
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Remind me to drop off some of the Toko spray-on for you to use next time... It's a lot more toxic and probably has some mild hallucinogenic properties... Add some White Rabbit and you'll be good to go...

TD
Funny stuff right there

Looks like U guys had a blast---cool
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Nice to see one of my favorite threads spawn a sequel.

Looking forward to more shenanigans!
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pro2860 wrote
Was the dog wearing orange so he wouldn't be mistaken for a deer?
Haha, he's a bit short to be a deer but he does like to harass the bambis. The orange coat helps me keep track of him when he takes off after something.
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Good to see the Hinterlands open for ski business. It was particlularly funny to see snow covered snow tires waiting to be mounted......I guess you Northerners need some snow as a reminder. It is the same here in the Flatlands. My snows are scheduled for tomorrow......thanks for the reminder.  
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SNOW!

Finally.. On the first day of winter and the end of the world (or at least the Mayan calendar..)

Snow's coming down pretty heavy.. There's only remnants of the last snow fall 2 weeks ago for a base..
Of course SBR is off to South West PA to visit his Mennonite in-laws for X-mas so I'll have to file the TR's..
...could be interesting.  

Stay tuned ...

TD
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Christmas Day back yard schwack

So little snow has made us desparados............here it is Christmas day and there's only 4" of snow on the ground...

No worries as being Hinterlandians we tend to look at the beer glass as being half full.........
But before the skiing began, I had to drive from my inlaws where we were spending the day, down the road about
5 minutes to SBR's abode....I had to feed his bipolar feline Keller....

As there was nothing of note interesting in his fridge, I didn't linger long....



Back at the ranch, we went out the back door and stepped into our skis....



My wife B, is seen here chasing after my son, snow all the way up to her edges (okay no edges really!)



We skied out past the ball diamonds...



What's that over there?...............a skate park????



This box needs a hill.....



But these skis aren't quite up to it.......



As you can see, the "original Kronen Schliff" skis are not park skis.......oops....
Anyways, it was time for turkey.



TD
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Telemark Dave wrote
...SBR's abode....I had to feed his bipolar feline Keller....

As there was nothing of note interesting in his fridge, I didn't linger long....

What? You don't like vodka, coconut milk or salad dressing?
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