9978RE: [snowkiteidaho] What to expect
- Apr 10, 2012all of that , but was there any wind ?
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Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:24:42 -0600
Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] What to expect
Great effort. I bet the dog had a blast!
On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Jason MacFarlane <jmacmatic@...> wrote:[Attachment(s) from Jason MacFarlane included below]When your snowkite obsession doesn't pack up & leave with the end of winter....a HOW-TO guide for an epic fail in the backcountry.Visuals are compliments of Bennett Mtn Plateau Snowkite Trip on 4/9/2012Expect that:1) You will be ALONE, b/c all your kite buddies have already faced the fact that winter is OVER2) You will have to SKIN-SKI a LONG approach to even get to the 'good' snow3) You will get STUCK in a drift and have to dig for hours since AAA doesn't cover Off-Roading4) Your companion (i.e. dog) will not PULL you up the hill, he'll make you carry his food & water instead5) Your home will consist of a tent on a frozen snowmobile track, making it tricky to sleep more than 20 min at a time6) Once you get to the 'good' snow it will be late and it will have turned into pine-sap & dust covered marshmallow glue7) At the end of the day, after skiing 10 miles then mtn biking 5 miles to reach Hwy 20, you'll realize your only hope is YOURSELF and get to digging!Hope this serves as a lesson to other 'diehards' or at least as comic relief for those of you that have already moved onto saner pursuits such as kiting on water!!JMatic
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