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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    Quote Originally Posted by ren View Post
    Was thinking Quartz.
    First for me as well.
    Know where you are going in there, I almost dropped over a few thousand foot drop off.........

    I was on the way up and thinking about cresting...



    Here is a picture on top of poo stain hill. See on the right. That is where I would have ended up. That drop doesn't stop until the valley bottom....

    Brent.

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    That is crazy....

    I was thinking just the groomed part of Quartz up to the cabin?

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    I'm easy. Probably want to do a bit of exploring if there are a few other riders around but nothing too crazy.
    If there is a crew heading somewhere else with more snow in the area I'm keen as well.

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    I'm not sure I'm ready for mountain riding (out there that is) but I really do want to go. I still need to get a beacon as well. Might go tomorrow for that though. Have shovel and probe.

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    Highfly, curious... I heard there is some groomed trails at Quartz to the cabin. Then you can play around the cabin without much Avy danger. Kinda like an open area without having to venture up steep etc. Can you shed some light? Thanks, from the newbie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Highfly View Post
    Know where you are going in there, I almost dropped over a few thousand foot drop off.........

    I was on the way up and thinking about cresting...

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...2/af8dc0b8.jpg

    Here is a picture on top of poo stain hill. See on the right. That is where I would have ended up. That drop doesn't stop until the valley bottom....

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...2/e567a1bc.jpg

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    The canadian avy center is calling for low conditions in a all 3 zones , just minimal wind slab activity
    There won't be much activity till the next snow fall.
    It will be tracked out around the cabin but we can go as far as each of us are comfortable with.
    Ill be breaking in my new sled so I won't be going balls to the wall.
    Just looking forward to checking out the zone
    DoCDoo, do you have any avy training and your gear?

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    Quote Originally Posted by DoCDoo View Post
    Highfly, curious... I heard there is some groomed trails at Quartz to the cabin. Then you can play around the cabin without much Avy danger. Kinda like an open area without having to venture up steep etc. Can you shed some light? Thanks, from the newbie.
    Yes they have a really nice groomed trail in. You will find easy areas to ride no worries, Just wanted to make you aware of the dangers.

    Some info to check out.

    Quartz Creek | Beginner To Advanced Sledding | Groomed Snowmobile Trails

    http://www.snowpeakrentals.com/image..._Trail_Map.jpg

    Golden Snowmobile Trail Map

    Don't forget cash for trail pass.
    Brent.

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    Just remember that the higher you go at quartz the more risk that is waiting. Like highfly said there are areas you just don't want to pop over and when getting back to area 51 52 and so on it is a risk reward area. Play safe in what you can see and ride safe. Quartz is a fun area with tree riding hill climbs and watch out for the creeks as there might still be a open area in cabin valley



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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    Grab a beacon and we will go up to the cabin and we can do some beacon practice.
    As much as I want to roop, early season beacon practice is a must if it is your first time with that/ and or a beacon.
    I am on a new sled so i'll be taking it easy DoCDoo.
    I am a firm believer that you only ride as hard as the least experienced rider.

    We all started off as a beginner at some point and I would be happy to show you a few things

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    Re: Looking for sled partners

    What time are you leaving Calgary ren? Also my sled is in a small enclosed. I could haul or hook up to you and split gas. Whichever.

    I just need to make sure my buddy didn't take the day off to go to Cataract as his sled is a trail machine (1998 Cat I believe)


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