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skylar
03-08-2009, 12:28 PM
We had an awesome time this past week, it has been 3 years since I was out there last, and it was great to be back. Couple of things, umm, South Dakota is up hill both ways. Don't know how they did it, but, it is. And, it sooo far across that state. Bring sun block with you, I hate peeling and sun burned lips. Also, pictures and videos do no justice to how steep the hills are!!

Our guide was Nate, and he was awesome, really cool guy, our group consisted of myself, my brother, the Minnesotans (Eric, Kris and Dave), 4 guys from Illinois, and starting on Monday two yoopers, Bruce and his son CJ joined us. Our skill levels were all about the same, and we all got along really well. I didn't get to do much jumping as I wanted to do, but, maybe next time eh?

My brother and I arrived Saturday around noon, got our room, rented our beacons, and headed out to make sure our clutching, and my jetting, was good to go, it was, so we rode. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif

Starting to get into the snow.

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Getting deeper

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Awesome

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More deep

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C'mon Kimmer, let's go!

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Here I fell off trying to whip a cookie, c'mon, give me a break, I hadn't ridden my sled since January!

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Here is a vid of me with my first down hill jump off a rock. My instinct was to let 'er rip, but I started second guessing myself coming up to it. You can hear me gas it in the air to keep the front end up as I land. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afy5qK1FFPc

Kim coming up the hill

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Scenery, sure is pretty out there.

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Working on my first stuck of the week, my tracks coming up.

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Stuck it!

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Kimmer stuck also, right below me.

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Kimmer

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Our tracks

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Dang stuck again

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Kim playing

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We found the Minnesotans, so we were all playing around and I decided to climb this hill, and go up and above the tree, well, I guess I went up and into the tree! LOL.

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Digging the pit

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Eric helping me out

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Heading down to the lodge, the Tetons in the back ground.

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Well, I am fighting a wicked cold right now, so I am going to go watch sled head tv for a while, then will post up more pics later. I have lots of them.

skylar
03-08-2009, 01:22 PM
Kim carving it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWEzfxpG7ko

jdskidoo
03-08-2009, 01:37 PM
Nice Pics looks like a blast!

ridesafe
03-08-2009, 02:56 PM
I've been patiently waiting for these....
Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!
I am so so so envious...Gosh dang it I wish I could've made the trip.http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/sad.gif All I'll say is next time!


time to check out the vids...

hope ya feel better dude, I'll stop by this week some time...

m8man
03-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!

kevisip
03-08-2009, 07:14 PM
Sweet pics. Thats a lot of snow!

sledjunkie25
03-08-2009, 08:26 PM
Definately Awesome!!!

skylar
03-08-2009, 09:54 PM
OK, some pics from Sunday. Our first day riding with Nate our guide. The four guys from Illinois were Josh, Tim, Jason, and John, 61 years young, and boy could he ride!

Up, up, up we go!

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Some of he guys coming up

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The first climb of the day, Kim trying to himark the guide, close, but, he stuck it.

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Zoomed in on his stuck.

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I then asked Nate if it was safe for me to go up and help Kim out, and he said yes, so I went up as far as I could to help. Here is a pic looking down on the guys.

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Looking up at Kim, he was getting pretty tired by now, he rolled his sled twice rying to get it up on it's skis.

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Tetons

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Tim from Il stuck, Doospunk helping him out.

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Dave and Kim waiting

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Break time. While we were here another group rode up, two of the people were in my group that I took on a back country ride for John's Make a wish ride. There son works at the Lodge, and they were out riding with him. Small world. Left to right, Kris, Dave, Eric, Nate, Kim.

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Me stuck up top

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Doospunk stuck on the hill

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Zoomed in on him, Nate helping Kris get unstuck

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Kimmer with an oops LOL.

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Josh coming up

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Nate our guide, led us down into the ravine, there is a creek down there. My kind of guide! LOL.

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Where we just came from, there are some stuck sleds back in there. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif

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Doospunk coming down and out.

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Nate buried

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That wraps up Sundays pictures. Only 4 more days of pics to post!

m8man
03-08-2009, 10:06 PM
Shoot, I was hoping you had like 40 days to post.. Those pic's are totally awesome and you must have had a blast.. Did you get any pics of the wet boots?? How 'bout any stuck situations where you were just to tired or ticked off to pull out the camera??

It is thinning out up here but still a few weeks left.

chris

doospunk
03-08-2009, 10:17 PM
Nice shots Skylar. It sure was a great time. Lot's of fun, plenty of stucks, and laughs as well. I'm still a bit lazy, and haven't got to the point of downloading everything off my camera yet, but hope to do so sometime this week yet. I take it that all your pics made it back to the SD card ok? That was a bit of a scare!

skylar
03-08-2009, 10:22 PM
Chris, here is a pic that Doospunk took of me and the guide, that is my sled. I was pretty pissed here. This was the second time we had to roll the thing over, I was worried about losing it down the hill. See those trees down there? Yea, I was worried that was where it was going to go, with me not on it. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif I am about ready to die in this picture I was so tired and gasping for air. LOL.

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Matter of fact, while helping the guide get un stuck from the creek, I did end up stepping into the water, the water went up and over my boot, and then into my boot. Once we were out of there, I changed my sock, I had a pair in my back pack.

Man we had a blast out there!!

skylar
03-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Kris, yep, everything is back on there. I already have pictures developed. LOL. Any of you guys get a nasty cold? Man, this one I have is kicking my arse!

skylar
03-08-2009, 10:56 PM
Another short vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru_Brp3g0_I

erkoehler
03-09-2009, 12:00 AM
Nice pics Skylar/crew! When is the next trip North?

Firecatguy
03-09-2009, 01:30 AM
sweet pics Skylar looks like you guys had a blast. did you leave my anything for this weekend?

skylar
03-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Monday's riding pics

Bruce stuck on his sno pro race sled. Full mod 600, twin pipes, and stingers. Not much good in the deep snow though. And, obnoxiously loud.

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Some of the group taking a break

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A vid of me with a little jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru_Brp3g0_I

Kimmer

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Doospunk

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Jason at the bottom

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John coming up

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Tim didn't make it

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Doospunk stuck

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CJ coming down through the trees

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Eric stuck

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Scenic view

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CJ stuck, zoomed in

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Zoomed out

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/your_image.gif

Dave and Kimmer

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Scenery

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/your_image.gif

CJ Eric and Dave

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Nate our guide

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/your_image.gif

That wraps up Monday's pictures.

skylar
03-09-2009, 06:37 PM
You gotta be fricken kidding me? WTH?

OK, here are the pics.

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Firecatguy
03-09-2009, 06:39 PM
try again!!!lol

skylar
03-09-2009, 06:41 PM
Cute pup ya got Rusty!

Plenty of snow left out there for ya.http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif

skylar
03-09-2009, 06:44 PM
Little jump

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOUNO0RlElU

scottiking
03-09-2009, 06:47 PM
Awesome pic's!
Don't try to delete that bad post,you know what can happen!
I want to go there!!!!

Scottiking OUT

Firecatguy
03-09-2009, 06:58 PM
thanks Skylar

I cant wait going freakin nuts did not get to play on any hills in Jan as the avy danger was high BUT THIS TIME LOOKS A LITTLE DIFRENT

Firecatguy
03-09-2009, 06:59 PM
Dave needs a hair cut hahaha

I could of told him that...lol

skylar
03-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Scottiking, check this vid out, climbing hills with NO TREES on them!!LOL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTHtEBa1lzA


Rusty, avy danger was LOW the few days we were there. We were climbing everything.

doospunk
03-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Great pics Skylar! Keep em comin. I'll get mine up eventually. Man, I feel like I'm ready to go again! (If it weren't for money, family, and time!) haha.

Pat - There's plenty left out there for ya. What a rush it was to finally have a chance and test those sleds goin uphill. It was a blast, and I hope to do it again sometime next year! Enjoy yourself!

Firecatguy
03-09-2009, 09:35 PM
doospunk

I am pumped big time..care to go back on friday? we have room!!

ridesafe
03-09-2009, 09:52 PM
money..family..time.. immaterial Just Go Doospunk...we already know ya want too..lol!!

Rusty... You guys have a great trip out there! Looks like the M8 won't have to worry bout the trees out there... they seem to like the RMKS.. well at least according to the pics I just saw..lol!!

Firecatguy
03-09-2009, 09:57 PM
poos in trees poos in trees

oh no im going with two dragons better bring a BIG saw..

doospunk
03-09-2009, 11:02 PM
would be nice, but will have to wait till next year.

Yes Pat - You should pack your chainsaw just in case. There was some serious logging that had to be done due to two different poos in trees! (And I'm not referring to Skylar's incident above!) haha.

scottiking
03-09-2009, 11:44 PM
funny how vid's and pic's give no justice to the size of the hill!
scottiking out

ridesafe
03-10-2009, 12:20 AM
yeah I agree

ridesafe
03-10-2009, 12:24 AM
Rusty I'm thinkin a 2 man Bow Saw or something..lol!!

Firecatguy
03-10-2009, 01:32 AM
yeeehawww

skylar
03-10-2009, 09:41 PM
I remember TWO indidents of Mr. Doospunk doing some logging with the XP, and I have a picture of Dave doing some tree trimming with his XP! Doos in trees, Doos in trees!

ridesafe
03-10-2009, 09:59 PM
cat,doo,poo in da tree's

hehehe...

skylar
03-10-2009, 10:06 PM
Well after being gone from work for a week and a day, I was lucky enough to work 14 hours today, so, no new pics tonight. Going to bed!

Ridsafe, I will call you later this week, you need to see some of the video Kim took, plus check out the other pics, PLUS, talk about the next U.P. trip eh?

doospunk
03-10-2009, 10:10 PM
Ah Yes Skylar! But the difference between my logging expedition and theirs was that the saw never came out on mine! haha.

Firecatguy
03-10-2009, 10:18 PM
when you boys thinking about your spring ride? shoot me an e-mail and I will bring Red to lift and pull and a big saw for everyone!!lol

ridesafe
03-10-2009, 10:31 PM
sounds like a plan skylar...

dew69
03-12-2009, 09:58 PM
<font color="0000ff">Nice pics Skylar! Thanks for sharing.
Looks like a great time was had by all.
Dew</font>

elr
03-15-2009, 11:09 AM
First time I actually post anything please be nice.
Getting there and checking in.
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From then on DISNEYLAND
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elr
03-15-2009, 11:23 AM
Can&#39;t believe it actually worked the first time!!

skylar
03-15-2009, 12:52 PM
Great pics Eric! Congrats on them working your first time trying!

elr
03-15-2009, 01:14 PM
skylar check your email

skylar
03-15-2009, 01:22 PM
No, you check yours. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif

doospunk
03-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Great pics Erik! Glad to see you finally chimed in.

ridesafe
03-16-2009, 03:06 PM
Awesome pics Erik. And ya did good gettin them put up!