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Re: What to expect

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  • j clive
    very cool
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 12, 2012
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      very cool

      --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Mac" <jmacmatic@...> wrote:
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      > yes, Steve there was wind and I got 'first tracks' on the plateau.
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      > --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, steve linane <itile@> wrote:
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      > > all of that , but was there any wind ?
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      > > To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com; jim@
      > > From: billyg2477@
      > > Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:24:42 -0600
      > > Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] What to expect
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      > > Great effort. I bet the dog had a blast!
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      > > On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Jason MacFarlane <jmacmatic@> wrote:
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      > > [Attachment(s) from Jason MacFarlane included below]
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      > > 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.
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      > > Visuals are compliments of Bennett Mtn Plateau Snowkite Trip on 4/9/2012
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      > > Expect that:
      > > 1) You will be ALONE, b/c all your kite buddies have already faced the fact that winter is OVER
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      > > 2) You will have to SKIN-SKI a LONG approach to even get to the 'good' snow
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      > > 3) You will get STUCK in a drift and have to dig for hours since AAA doesn't cover Off-Roading
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      > > 4) Your companion (i.e. dog) will not PULL you up the hill, he'll make you carry his food & water instead
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      > > 5) Your home will consist of a tent on a frozen snowmobile track, making it tricky to sleep more than 20 min at a time
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      > > 6) Once you get to the 'good' snow it will be late and it will have turned into pine-sap & dust covered marshmallow glue
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      > > 7) 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!
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      > > 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!!
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      > > JMatic
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