3-13-15 by dave

After yesterday’s very high density accumulation, the hill had developed a very firm feel for the morning session and it would take a very long time for the thaw to get the pack to break.  Mineral Basin had been worked over nicely, with White Diamonds and Lower Silver Dipper offering the goods for the first few laps before it got crowded.   The lines of Lewis and Clark could be counted on for fun, with that new line redone for today’s fun fest.  On the front of the hill, the upper 2000′ offered good traction with smooth Machine worked lines offering good traction.   It was the last 1000′ that was problematic until the surface broke.  The break would not come there until after 2:00PM.  The High North is still holding the cold, but interference patters are widespread and finding smooth natural lines takes some looking. DSC02680 Here is a shot of Pagan Bowl still holding all that North East facing pack that is looking smooth and inviting.  Tomorrow, look for Mineral Basin to be the call for the morning session, with great Grooming to offer consistent ground pounding fun.  The front of the hill will take a while to break as it did today, however the timing may be quicker if the temps are higher to start.  Bright Sun will be the order of the day, so chase the breaks as the Sun works the pack.  Mark Malu has been good to go from the opening bell as it still is holding the cold and responds well to fresh machine work.  You can stay up high by riding the Little Cloud Quad. DSC02682 Here is a shot of Mimi with her sparkling eyes, shining a big Sunny smile back at the Sun.  Shine on Mimi!!   I will be taking the day off to rest up for this next week of driving with the top down.  IBBY!!

One Response to “LONG THAW”

  1. Todd says:

    Hey Guru Dave. Thanks for the detailed locals report. Heading down from Whitewater in Nelson BC for some turns this week on way to Joshua Tree. Will look for your updates as we head south. Cheers, Todd

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