Okay, got my pics downloaded so will add a few. I included a few pictures of us being stuck and the guys we rode with. As we were following RMKer who was breaking trial in deep powder up the mountain, we lost one rider about
1/2 miles down the slope from us who barried himself in chest high snow. Then the 3 of us in the middle - well I was getting a little tired trying to stay in RMKers tracks going up the mountain and trying to stay away from the trees that I finally stopped. RMKer continued to break trail and was out or sight - to many trees and pretty steep that I could not see him any more.
Once I stopped and the 2 guys below me, that is when we realized we lost one rider below us somewhere. We got one of the guys sled turned around and he went back down to find him. 2 of us stayed and waited for RMKer.
Long story short, we were up there 1 1/2 to 2 hours getting everyone's sleds turned around and facing downhill, and getting the other guy dug out. We waited about an hour for RMKer to get back down the mountain. He was on his own to dig himself out and he ended up barried in 5 ft of snow. We even had 2 snow shoers stop and help us.
Last edited by indygirl : 01-13-2008 at 12:59 PM.