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Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:07 am
by huevón
Once honoured by those not bothering to sufferfest it to the top for communion without sunscreen or shades, Momma Ruapehu basks majestically in the centre of Aotearoa, collecting moistures, with a profane and super convenient blacktop to her flanks.

+ Primo hike-a-skis for Xmas

+ Magic sticks USD$250 in 2004 dollars, featuring subtropicorn so white it'll burn the shit through sunscreen

= A few weightless minutes on the wings, finishing touches on the UV treatments

Soundtrack: Radio Tainui 95.4 FM
https://www.radiotainui.co.nz/listen-now/

Ruapehu webcams
https://www.mtruapehu.com/whakapapa/report

Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:13 am
by huevón
Post to be fixed once back in an office with real computer ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:22 am
by skykilo
This looks potentially very cool. Not sure what happened to your attachments.

Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:34 pm
by huevón
Selfie
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Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:35 pm
by huevón
Hanging mussel farm in Marlborough Sound @ -15m
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Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:39 pm
by huevón
Wellington Te Papa museum
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Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:40 pm
by huevón
"Picture yourself" #Earth #BestPlanet
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Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:36 pm
by huevón
The St Helens / Loowit / Louwala-Clough of Kiwiland / Aotearoa 🌄
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Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:26 pm
by skykilo
I am definitely getting the St Helens vibe. Spring skiing looks nice! Supposed to get to something like -15 C in town here tonight.

Lost the drive 2/3 of the way up the mountain before the trees opened on my third consecutive midnight session last night, snowy and windy in the dark.

You plan to remain upside down for the rest of your life or what? #bestPlanet #upsideDownside

Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:11 pm
by huevón
Those slopes sure were nice and went fast! Funny not to have seen anyone.

In WA State there'd have been a steady pilgrimage of at least few hundred corn zombies. My PNW-based travel partner had not even brought or hired skis on account of "conventional wisdom" against my reckoning ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ They also wanted to be "done by three" or I'd have skied more laps til dark or whiteout. Was that good

Still trying to wrap my head and explorations around pretirement and perpetual seasonal migrations
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Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:14 am
by ryanl
skykilo wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:26 pm
...on my third consecutive midnight session last night, snowy and windy in the dark
Come again?

Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:22 am
by skykilo
During the winter break we have been without child care and Alisson has mostly had to work. So I do some night skiing just because that's when it's possible to go. Some nights skiing a run they groomed after close that got another 4" of powder on top is amazing. Other nights it's just windy and cold and not very inspiring.

Re: Ruapehu flash birn

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:25 am
by huevón
ryanl wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:14 am
skykilo wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:26 pm
...on my third consecutive midnight session last night, snowy and windy in the dark
Come again?
And again and again
When there is no day there is only ski 👾