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    Winter has been slow to show but I think it is here now. I put the Carbon Concept straight skis on this time and am hoping the cold lasts and that we get more snow.

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    A hoist in the hangar makes changeover easy.

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    Back from the first ski flight of 2020.

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    This moose seemed to be enjoying the snow too.
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    This has been a very poor year for low snow. I put the wheel penetration skis on the first week of January and haven’t made one valley takeoff or landing in snow. But there is plenty up high.

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    This is Meadow Creek on the South Fork of the Flathead.

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    Spotted Bear also on the South Fork.

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    the RAFs Ryan Field

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    Fish Lake Idaho. This one I’m very careful to pick my day. Any kind of trouble up here is big trouble in the winter. There’s 6-7 feet of snow already and not too many days in a winter you can get in there. Or back out. The elevation is about 5800’. This day was perfect with zero wind and a cold blue sky. The day before we had a very big wind event with power down all over western Montana. Missoula recorded 125 mph winds at a ridge top. Fish Lake is west of Missoula and I would not be at all surprised if it was blowing 100 at Fish Lake.

    Winter is far from over. More to come I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan L View Post
    This has been a very poor year for low snow. I put the wheel penetration skis on the first week of January and haven’t made one valley takeoff or landing in snow. But there is plenty up high.

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    This is Meadow Creek on the South Fork of the Flathead.

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    Spotted Bear also on the South Fork.

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    the RAFs Ryan Field

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    Fish Lake Idaho. This one I’m very careful to pick my day. Any kind of trouble up here is big trouble in the winter. There’s 6-7 feet of snow already and not too many days in a winter you can get in there. Or back out. The elevation is about 5800’. This day was perfect with zero wind and a cold blue sky. The day before we had a very big wind event with power down all over western Montana. Missoula recorded 125 mph winds at a ridge top. Fish Lake is west of Missoula and I would not be at all surprised if it was blowing 100 at Fish Lake.

    Winter is far from over. More to come I hope.
    That looks like a lot of fun Dan
    Cant imagine 125 mph. I guess you’d be like a balloon at that point,your going we’re ever it is. So much nicer to see plane pictures on the forum.
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    It was a big blow alright. Like a Florida hurricane I guess. The big problem for the lower elevations was that it had warmed enough first to thaw the ground and then rained before the wind hit. The ground was saturated and a lot of trees blew down. We had about 75 big ponderosa pines go down.

    So it was a big change to calm and sunny in one day. But I took advantage of it.

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    For those that have been to Fish Lake, this is the Forest Service cabin at the end of the strip. And this was mid-January with a lot more snow to come before it starts to melt.
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    More ski fun yesterday.

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    Schafer in the Great Bear wilderness.

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    Up at the cabins on the border with BC.
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