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Discussion: First 2 controls

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2017-01-22

Jan 24, 2017 3:19 PM # 
Sorry about the first 2 controls - when I said it was mostly all ski-able on the main trails, I was thinking about a couple of controls I'd dropped off the course in the late-the-night-before-redesign from much higher up the N side of Cobble Mtn that would have been miserable for both skiers and fat-bikers.

Forgot that those lower trails were OK for fat-bikes, but really scratchy for skiers. Should have purple v'd those as well...

Well, then there was also the bare spots around #6 in the south section - looks like you started to take the high route, then reconsidered after the really bare spot climbing up away from the field. Overall the high trail (Maple) had better cover, except for a really hairy icy spot on a reverse bank downhill that I marked with the V, just above where you cut back over on the un-groomed to take the left route to #7.

I didn't check with the 1 guy on the fat-bike if he took your straighter, take-your-skis-off-and-run route through the boulder field to #9, or if he went around the the left
Jan 24, 2017 3:50 PM # 
Well, I did expect pretty poor cover, and I was willing to take my skis off frequently. I had the attitude that I was there to ski, so was totally ok with going way around at times.

The uphill leaving #2 was pretty bad, and there were some bad spots out on the southern end - I wanted to leave that one on the other trail just because I hadn't skied it yet, but that was thin.

Then I took an un-groomed trail leaving 7, which involved some walking with skis off, and I cut across the marsh to 9, which was both unskiable and unfrozen. Kept skis on from there to the finish, I think.

Overall, that was super fun, despite the low snow. Thanks for hosting!
Jan 24, 2017 7:23 PM # 
My fatbike route choices mirror Alex's, except I took the long way from 8 to 9, around to the left, and I took the higher trail instead of the shoreline trail going to 5 and 6. I was getting very little climbing traction in the soft snow, and I was afraid I'd really get bogged down if I ventured onto the snowshoe trails with the bike.

Thanks for a fun event!

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