Month 49 – December 30, 2009, Hoodoo

During the month of December in 2009, I didn’t have many chances to get much free riding in due to low snow depths at the local backcountry spots and numerous days at Willamette Pass for ski patrol training.  So I headed out to Hoodoo to check out the fresh snow that had fallen and to ride Buell’s K2 Gyrator.  The Gyrator features powder rocker, and it rides powder like a dream.  I spent most of my time riding the 8-10 inches of fresh snow in the summit bowl and east face.  The Gyrator handled the fresh snow superbly, and wasn’t a problem on the soft groomers.  I spent most of the day riding solo, and it was good to get some nice turns in to end the year.  I snapped a photo of the board at the bottom of the east face with Hayrick Butte in the background…..

Hayrick Butte, December 2009

I made turns until about 2:00, when I decided to call it a day and head for home.  It was still snowing when I left, but the mountain was pretty tracked out and I felt good about my day.  Overall, it was a great way to end the year.

My Truck & Board

 

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