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First off I need to apologize to Solitude for falling asleep when I got to the hotel. We were going to get dinner, but we were wiped out from the little drive we did. My arm is still sore from holding the steering wheel to keep the wheels straight, poor alignment.<br><br>
Uneventful and went as planned:<br><br>
Depart ORD 9pm on 2/29<br>
Arrive SAC 130am 3/1<br><br>
Chill in Placerville 3/1.<br><img alt="" src="http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v215/110/124/3617347/n3617347_37266996_6128.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Ride Sierra at Tahoe 3/2<br><br>
Ride Squaw Valley 3/3<br><br>
Drive to Salt Lake City 3/4 (No skiing, pics to come)<br><img alt="" src="http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/6391/tripwest01vq3.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/526/tripwest02im4.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v215/110/124/3617347/n3617347_37267265_750.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br>
Drive to Vail 3/5<br><img alt="" src="http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v215/110/124/3617347/n3617347_37268517_5217.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://photos-l.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v215/110/124/3617347/n3617347_37267003_146.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Ride Vail 3/6 - 3/7<br><img alt="" src="http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/3236/sequenceun7.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v215/110/124/3617347/n3617347_37268119_7011.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5954/tripwest14es0.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v215/110/124/3617347/n3617347_37268548_3846.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Depart Vail 3/8 arrive to overcast and snow 3/9.<br><br>
More pics to come. Some were done with the new D300, some with the D80.<br><br>
Oh, I can't stand the new format, what is new other than the looks?
 

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wow. i will be out that way in the summer. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Cool pics! I love the ones of you taking pics. You look like a big stud photog in the one where you're on the ground.
 

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Kidding. Don't worry about it. You'l be back this way again, right? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> I'm glad you guys had a good time. Your trip looks like fun. I could use another road trip.
 

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Who's the snowboarder you got to pose for you??<br><br><img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">
 

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Looks like fun, and cool pics!<br><br>
At the bottom of the screen there's a little drop down menu you can select the screen format. You can switch the appearance back...
 

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like a road trip to GA? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Nice pics, Mort!
 

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Phew. You are a nice person!!!!!!!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Some moron who wears a helmet and thinks he is cool and stuff. I paid him 5 rocks and you should have seen his landings... I'm glad he is ok. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Thanks everyone. I still have more pics to post up. I am not uploading, my new camera does not want to cooperate with my laptop so the girlfriend has to use her old laptop. It is like the old CH, nuckfuttery.
 

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Suuuuuure, why not? I'd love to hold me some babies!! I should go google it and see how many days I'd be in the car...
 

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Hey Mort,<br><br>
Great pics. Looks like a fun trip. We just missed each other. I've been out there twice in the past weeks.<br><br>
Feb 21 - Heavenly<br>
Feb 22 - Squaw<br>
Feb 23 - Sierra at Tahoe<br><br>
March 7 - Squaw<br>
March 8 - Alpine Meadows
 

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Colorado or Utah?<br><br>
Looks fun, Mort. If you like that whole sliding down a mountain thing. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Whoa!!!!<br><br>
You admit that Sierra and Squaw were a little hard packed?<br><br>
I got off the chair KT-22 or the other one at Squaw and it was sheer ice. I haven't been that scared of skiing/boarding in a looooooong time!
 

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Squaw Valley, for Western States. Unless there is another Squaw Valley?
 

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Yeah, there is another Squaw Valley in California. One is 33.2 miles east of Fresno; the other is in Olympic Valley, California...42 miles southwest of Reno, NV.
 

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Well, yes and no. Off of KT-22 on Feb 22nd, it was under 8 inches of fresh powder and moderately, tracked up. When we were there for the Feb trip, it snowed 6+ inches every day. Premium conditions.<br><br>
On March 7th, I made two runs off of KT - 22. One was down the face near Olympic Lady (named for the women's Olympic downhill course). It wasn't too firm, but it was near lunchtime and things had softened a bit. My 2nd run down KT-22 was a little later in the day, and I went down the east face. The first 20 yards or so were icy due to the wind (and therefore challenging since it's about 50%), but once over that first part, it was soft snow, but fast! Tons of fun!<br><br>
Love it out there. Wish I was going back again before the snow melts. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Never knew... I'm talking about the one next to Tahoe, as you are.<br><br>
that's what I have to say about it. I got lots of carving done, and my front leg was wiped at the end of both days. Front leg for hard pack days, back leg for powder days on a board.
 

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yeah, the only reason that I found out about it was from typing squaw valley into weather.com and kept getting forecasts that said it was going to be 70 degrees, and I was like WTF? Then, I mapped it and found out that I was getting the forecast for the other Squaw Valley, not the Olympic Valley, where I wanted to go skiing.
 
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