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sledhead1125
03-28-2009, 02:02 PM
As luck would have it the day after we got home is when they got pounded with snow. So here are our pics from the hard crusty snow.

Day 1

It didn't take us long to find some hills to climb, some hills to jump, and I even managed to find some soft snow to get stuck in.

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sledhead1125
03-28-2009, 02:29 PM
Day Two

Our guide, Brandon, from 10 High Extreme and High Altitude Excursions took us to some great play areas. He made us look like little kids out on the hill of course he is featured in the 10 High series of movies.

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sledhead1125
03-28-2009, 02:50 PM
As you can see Day 2 had our first technical difficulty with a tree. Luckily nothing was bent more than it already was so he was still able to ride. He did crack his oil bottle near the top though. Our guide also took us to a fairly large jump that let you fly about 65(?) feet but we didn't think of taking any pics because we were videoing but the videos were lost (stupid camcorders or maybe it was my fault i don't remember). I do have some helmet cam footage of that though and I will be working on a video of the whole trip. I don't know why but we didn't take any pics of the Widowmaker either but there will be some footage in the video.

sledhead1125
03-28-2009, 03:01 PM
Day 3

Our guide for this day was Joe from High Altitude Excursions and 10 High. He did his best to find some soft snow but there wasn't much to be found so we went to a lot of the same areas. My buddy on the Switchback stuck his nose landing that big jump and flipped end for end a couple times breaking his adjustable handle bars so he had to zip tie them in place. Needless to say he was kinda taking it easy the rest of the day. I was lucky enough to find some softer snow on a hill we were climbing to roll my sled twice and didn't break anything. We went back to the jump from the first day and we were airing it out a bit more than the first time around. We took like 45 videos of the day so there aren't many pics. But stay tuned and I will post a video in the near future.

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sledhead1125
03-28-2009, 03:22 PM
Apparently my buddy on the switchback didn't feel like taking pictures of my other buddy on the fusion while jumping on day 3. We had a great time even though the snow was so good and we can't wait to go back next year.

winterwarrior
03-28-2009, 03:50 PM
sweet pictures! I will be out there in a week and cant wait!

kevisip
03-28-2009, 05:07 PM
Sled dont belong in trees, they should stay in the snow or the air.

Unless your a tree hugger. yuk yuk yuk.

dew69
03-28-2009, 05:36 PM
<font color="0000ff">Nice pics! At least you had snow to ride on. That&#39;s more than the rest of us can say.
Dew</font>

doospunk
03-29-2009, 04:27 PM
Great pics. Those darn trees sure have a way of popping up outta no where sometimes!!

samc
03-30-2009, 08:28 AM
Nice pics. Looks like a good time.

snowcross338
03-31-2009, 03:52 PM
Hey guys, I was looking on here for guys that used our guide service and noticed a pic of Brandons sled I painted, was starting to get mad about you not mentioning that the good snow you found early was not because of him taking you to it, then I noticed you guys did mention us. Thanks for coming out this year and give me a call before you come next year, I&#39;ll let ya know when the snow is like it was last week.

sledhead1125
03-31-2009, 07:32 PM
snowcross,

Thanks again for showing us the ropes. We all had a great time. We will definitely get in touch with you guys next year. Anybody else wishing to ride the Snowies should give High Altitude Excursions a call, great people and they know their <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font>!