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 Post subject: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:31 pm 
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Cool rainy day today here. Lots of summer left still, but I am starting to get that itch. I'm sure we all are. WHat better way to spned the day then trying to clean up some room on my comupter by going through last seasons photos. thought i would share some, and a few memories. Hope it helps to scratch your itch a little.

I call it the winter of the apocalypse for a couple reasons. One, because the world was supposed to end, but mainly because I spent the whole season splitting on a DIY Apo Apocalypse I got from pedro del phuego. Thanks bro!! loved it! Seemed pretty fitting, even if armagedon didn't happen. I was hoping to show the actuall splitting of the board and the build process, but somehow I lost the memory card from my camera. the following are a mix of phone photos and ones that I already had loaded... and maybe a few swiped ones. Many days I didn't even cary a camera, or bother to take pictures. Mostly justa half assed report. Had a ton of other memorable days, but I either don;t have phto's, or they have alrady been tr's on anyways.



My best buddy, taking his finall walk into winter. Miss you bro.
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Early season pillow smashing on nason ridge.. Not even sure who this was? B.S. or saign?

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B.S. getting funky on a tree jib

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Kyle Miller getting in some air time.

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Chris M. setting a mean skin track on Thunder mountain.

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And iron man Brian Melvin finniching off the booter.

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Brian Melvin, North face of Mac peak.
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John Plotz in the second couloir of Dragon tail's triples.

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Dark time bollard build.

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family at the community cabin.

CArrie this shot of a route description on my phone for almost a year
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Not to often you can start skinning from under 1g around here. Taking advantage on a local backroad.

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linking some logs

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CAn we camp here?

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yes we can!.. but what are you looking at?

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mmmmmmmm.

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me and my shadows.

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first, we break dance.

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sout east side of Nimubus. been there numerous times. my favorite day trip in the area!

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B.S> getting funky on Nason ridge chutes.
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me following

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SHerpa peak from argonaut.
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SHerpa sunrise.
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Top of sherpa's ne col.
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Going up for another lap.
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a little wider, and not as steep. fun run! riders right hugging the wall.
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Dawn on Argonauts north west side.
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looking up the nw couloir
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toppin out. handy belay anchor if you need it.
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no need though..
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Few more lines up there to ride...

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lower down,, what's with the shadows? kind of an optical illusion of sorts..
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Mighty Mt. Stuart
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ICG... not today!
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Looking up the stuart glacier.
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Halted by a gaper.

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Looking down from the bergschrund.
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Eric Svege leading up 8 miles north coilour.

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And just a crack whore on 8 mile, he is addicted to blow... er.

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The man came for a vist.. killclimbz!

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Jersey pete. he was not amused with the "2 hundred more feet' Joke. He went snickers commercial on me, but decided in teh end, it was well worth the effort.
(photo by Killclimbz)
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Kololo is not ammused

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Thors hammer and nimbus, from thor

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Skin track we left on thor

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Love riding with my dog... our tracks on the north shoulder of Thor.

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Thor's hammer
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going back for another
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leaving tracks everywhere.

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round two.

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going up for teh third.. I could been crushed by a giant cookie!

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too many kick turns!

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Yummy exit line off of nimbus.

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boat trip! Off the holden village.
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Little mixed skinclimb.
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where's the cooler?!?!Image

maybe not so bad..
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no, not so bad at all..
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ok, the top was bad. I climbed a little higher, then down climbed back to this spot.
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I want my mommy!!
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three more g back to base camp. fun run with a cool waterfall.
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skittle tree.
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Day two
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as high as i got... unseen couloir in photo just looker right of the summit
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product placement. by this time i was getting crazy enough to try and have a conversation. pretty quiet dude really. He never really said much the whole trip.

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upper half before it steepens again. really fun half pipish creek cut in the flattish section!
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tiny steps up, big turns down.
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day three
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turns lower down.
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backt to camp.

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Day four.. Aye CHiwawa!! yes, that is how it is spelled.
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Man, wish I had the energy! Me and Eric Svege rode this face last season. north face of fortress.

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my lame line.. actually, was pretty fun actually, great ripper pow, and some nice steep rollovers. just felt so mellow after the past few days.
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then a short climb back to yesterdays zone. rode the more open area to riders right of teh previous day.
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Mt index from teh east ridge.
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lookin down the ridge.
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the hour glass apron.
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neck of the hour glass...

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better tehn it looks.. except for the cliff you can't see.
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Mt index summit.
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my house is in this photo, lookers left of index's middle and north peaks.

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Mt index north face... not today.
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really botched this exit. COuld have rapped just left of the water fall, but I managed to pick the longest steepest cliff face. 5 raps ending with a single strand and a rope left behind.

upper hour glass to the right in this photo.
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CAmp fire works with Kyle Miller.
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Skinning up GOode
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You can put a caption on this yourself.
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mmmm. powder, Kyle busting it out.
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yeah buddy! breaking through..

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seriously, breaking through....

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no light+face shots+crappy phtotgrapher, this is what you get.
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Logan

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Logan half pipe.

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Several trips I left out because they where already tr'd on, my computer is still being an ass, and I can't get it to work with drop box. Many more where justa gluttiny of poweder that just didn;t photo well. usually I am not the picture taker of the group, but there are a bunch floating around. this season was just .... DYNOMITE!!! Thanks to everyone i rode with that made it sucha great season.

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Random shot by leyland rudholm of me in the surprise couloir.
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Rad shot by Jason hummel. actually made it into patagonia's winter catalogue last year.

Pretty humbling, but he did a short story from when forrest aka kike for turns came out for a visit this past winter. Finally got to enjoy reading it for teh first time just a couple days ago.. checky here for some really good photos of a groupd of splitboarders,taken by a teleskier. Washingtons best and most historied at that.

http://cascadecrusades.org/SkiMountaine ... ak2013.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:59 pm 
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please excuse the rambling incoherent nature of that non trip report. I'm jacked up on vicadin and cyclones right now...


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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Dude, that was awesome! So many awesome lines. That link to Hummel's article was well worth the read too (amazing pics as well).

Side note/thread side-jack. I saw the name Eric Svege in your report, and I kept thinking, I know that name from somewhere... Finally figured it out. He's one of the riders in my favorite mountain biking video of ALL TIME! It's off exit 27, and I think I sharted the first time I saw this. Next time you see him please tell him that video and trailwork has motivated me on the mountain biking side of things for years... I have it on my phone! Cool to know he's a shredder too. (I'm pretty sure it's him... can't be too many people in WA with that name. You can see him w/o helmet at the end of the video.)



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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:24 am 
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This is so rad!

Thank you Ale for writing this up and it was good getting out with you!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:36 am 
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Thanks jim and kyle.

Yes, it is that erik svege. Pretty good guy, never even mentions mountain biking. Ive only heard how rad he is through other dudes. Havent seen that video either. Thanks for posting it. Ill tell him what you said next time I see him.

Chris mamdell is also a pretty rad mountain biker. There was an article on him in some mag recently. Ended the season with him frankie and seth. We took kololo up a couple niners where unfortunatly the apo finlly snapped. All them photos are lpst right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Solid. Perfect timing too I'm definitely starting to get that itch. That TR by Jason was awesome, super solid splitter crew, even bringing a little coloRadbro into the mix. HFT knows how to travel find the sickest crew and go for an epic......seems like the perfect way to check a new zone. Take care.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Thanks for the quality season recap. Looks like time well spent.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Love the season recap, many thanks! Especially digging all the pooch stoke :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Awesome recap! Thanks for letting the new guy in and showing him around! I had an awesome time shredding with all you guys. Can't wait till next season now I know where I'll be living. Hopefully it's as good as last.

I been wanting to do a season highlights vid, but have been super busy. Maybe soon

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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Loved the recap!! Thanks for spending the time to put that stoke together for us!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Thanks again guys...

Saign, pleasure to ride with you this past season as well. You definatly get new guy of the year award... You'll have to ask Ben for teh pass around trophy when you see him since he was last season recipient. With out a doubt you have changed the way I view how a line should be ridden. Oddly, I can't find one single photo that i took of you? SHerpa on mt STuart, and the boulder/ park headwall on Baker where two of the highlights of this past year. I know I have some Baker scenics when I find them. Can't wait for this coming winter.

ASlo, your lane peak couloirs video is maybe one of the best POV/gopro videos I have ever watched.. and I wasn't even it.

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Saign is also a mad artistic smithy, and humble about it too...

Yall's should check out the gallery and tutorials on Saign's Facebook page. Get stoked on fashioning your own battle ax whippets and back country armour.

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Glad you like the dog stoke 96avs..few more photos I finally managed to get off of my broken sg3.

crushing pillows
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AlCan roadtrippin
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getting sleepy..for some reason she wont sleep in a moving vehicle
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National park, Yukon.
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finally, some rest!
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CLimbing Maude with Seth on the second day of back to back niners. She summited 7 finger Jack the day before.
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Summit posing.
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Hope you guys are wearing sunscreen!(seth on mt Baker/boulder cleaver)
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post post build,,, no t- nuts required.
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Pucks locally made by Mt bakers split fests host, drowned rat Aka... bob.They don't move, and they don't break
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Boards on teh other hand, will be broken. Lot's of memories in this pile of p-tex, plywood, and duct tape.
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And so I don't make you look through all that crap without seeing an actuall riding shot, here is one Ben Starkey took in the stevens pass BC.
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Still trying to find my memory cards and line up some other stoke... Hopefully more riding shots next time.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter of the APOcalypse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:34 pm 
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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Many Thanks

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