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Page 6 Wednesday, March 3, 1976 telemairk Tales 1 byJimMUler Park West Touring School Hoyt Peak, although it stands a respectable 10,200 ft. above the sea and looms high over Kamas Valley, is actually only a part of the Uinta Uin-ta foothills. In fact, compared to the massive peaks situated in the heart of the Uintas, Hoyt is just a small bump. Even though I am usually more attracted to the higher peaks of a mountain range, many times the lesser mountains, such as Hoyt Peak, offer better skiing and even more spectacular views. Sometimes, looking up at the highest mountains is better than looking down from their summits. For instance, from Hoyt Peak one can view both the High Uinta Peaks and most of the entire Wasatch Range. Park West, Park City and Snowbird can all be seen in one glance. To the east, all the famous Mirror Lake peaks can be picked out and identified. One can trace the flow of the Weber River from one end of Kamas Valley to the other and the Provo River rushing towards Utah Lake. The summit is really a nice place to be on a clear February day like a few weeks ago when we last visited. We parked our truck at the end of the plowed road up to Kamas East summer home develop- mjim4 milik wtvitlt Uamnn TJMrt Pammn ic lilCUb V.U11C 111UC 1AS1 Ul Mi mcu ivuis . ixvrj vou;u a continuation of the now unplowed road. As with most Uinta canyons, the snowmobiles had packed down the trail pretty well. Once you've mastered some sort of snowmobile track skiing technique, you can make pretty good time. The climb is unrelenting, but gradual enough. The altitude gain is more accurately read not by the sore leg muscles, but by the plant succession. As one gains elevation, the dominant sagebrush and ' ' willows give way to Aspens and Chokecherries " which give way to Douglas Fir and Spruce; It's always easy to gain a lot of altitude if the trail is gradual enough to slide your skis uphill, rather than to walk your skis. This type of mellow terrain is partly why I like the Uinta canyons so much. 'ly':Vvi'U';:'C:-oA'i-.;t At about 8,000 ft. the road ends at a large plateau. Also, the other south canyons feed into it. Here the snowmobilers turn around, leaving the natural beauty thankfully untouched and clean. Good place to eat lunch and get into the quietness of 8,000 ft. and no roads since the most obvious route from this plateau to the summit, up the south face, is steep with little vegetation, we chose the longer east ridge to avoid the avalanche hazard. ' '. Ridges are fun to ski . The wind and sun usually firm the snow right up, so a rapid ascent is potato john's LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY UTAH'S BEST PIZZA ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE TONIGHT: Return Engagement of Chris AChris THURSDAY: Chris & Chris FRIDAY: Foaturo Film MASH Premier of Craig Reece's New Film "Show Job" Plus 1975 Beconta Cup Short SATURDAY: Live Entertainment Dougherty & Morris i SUNDAY: To Be Announced MONDAY: To Be Announced TUESDAY: Live Entertainment Doughtrty & Morris possible, plus the avalanche danger is minimal. I think we gained the last 1,500 ft. in less than an hour. -' '., .p. For some reason on this high day, the usual biting wind was absent, so we finished our bota bag and enjoyed the view in windless comfort. We even saw our token bald eagle from the summit sum-mit (every lower Uinta Mountain ski tour is almost al-most guaranteed at least one bald eagle sighting). Even though we had planned to ski back Hoy t's Canyon, one look at the deep powder snow on the headwalls of Swift's Canyon (all north nor-th facing) convinced us that the old saying "Ski up the south sides and ski down the north sides" would be a wise decision. Unfortunately, we did not think far enough ahead to spot a car at the bottom of Swift's Canyon. This meant an additional ad-ditional five-mile ski tour back to the base of Hoy t's Canyon but, heck, who would pass up 4,000 vertical feet of powder snow just because he would have to ski a short five miles at night? The first run down the headwall was an instant success but I enjoyed the gentle Telemark alleys and glades that were placed farther down. The headwall and side canyon walls were gloriously steep but steepness can be found anywhere in the Wasatch Range. It was the semi-steep part of the canyon that was unique thin trees, steep enough terrain to turn in but shallow enough to be smooth, gentle and slow, nice tree skiing, without fear, plenty of time to execute clean G.S. typeofTelemarks. With steep walls and shallow canyon bottoms, we had a seemingly endless variety of powder skiing and tree dodging. Just as the canyon flat- tened out, our friendly snpwroobUers bad packed a track for us, we doubled poled for a good hajf hour on the now-setup snow. By now it was get ting dark and we were passing Dy some carons ai the canyon mouth. I'm sure the incredible racket of our wooden skis on icy snow had more than one cabin dweller reaching for his gun in wonder. We were very tired by now but the dark ski back to the cars was still enjoyable, especially when flashing back on our run down Swift's. Those of you that like powder enough to be dedicated to it might want to ski Hoyt's Peak. I would spot a car at the mouth of Swift's, then drive to Hoyt Peak. Even so, plan on taking a full bota bag and all day to ski it. As usual, I would also recommend taking lightweight skis and boots might as well make the uphill as much fun as the downhill. Town Um rs an IUJ 44 BRIO C CLASS 1st . . . .Claim jumper I 2nd. Claim jumper II 3rd .P.C.Drywaller B CLASS h 1st . . ... . . . . .'. . . . TeamTotora 2nd. ....Shirt Shop 3rd : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rusty Nail ACLASS 1st Little Big Team 2nd .'. .Mt. Fish 3rd ...... Christopher I Wilson Namod TVB' Team Eric Wilson, 18, Mon-tepelier, Mon-tepelier, VT, and a Burke Mt. Academy racer ' and a member of the U.S. Can-Am Team for the past two seasons, has been named to the U.S. Alpine "B" Team based upon his outstanding" 1976 Can-Am results. The announcement was made by U.S. Assistant Alpine Director Karen Korfanta at the Can-Am awards ceremony in Whiteface, NY, on Feb. 20. ; Eric won the 1976 en's Overall Can-Am Title. He had led the standings throughout the 16-race series until the Feb. 17-18 Can-Am Giant Slaloms at Stratton Mt., VT, where Steve Devin, U.S. B Team, edged ahead of him. In the Final Can-Am race, a giant slalom at Whiteface, NY, Eric finished 4th and earned sufficient points to 1 capture the Overall Title. During the series, Eric had victories in all three disciplines, winning the Giant Slalom at Crystal Mt., WA, on Jan. 8, the Slalom at Snoqualmie Summit, WA, on Jan. 20 and both Downhills at Rossland, B.C., Jan. 30-31. Eric also claimed the 1976 Can-Am Downhill Title. Eric is currently a college program student on full-scholarship full-scholarship at Burke Mt. Academy, VT where he has trained and raced for the past four years. In . making the announcement, an-nouncement, Korfanta commented: "Eric has . trained long and hard for this Can-Am title and the berth on the U.S. B Team. Both awards recognize his outstanding out-standing ability and are well 4 deserved." 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Why this multi-talented man recorded only mediocre results during his first year as a pro, 1974-75, is a subject of debate. Some say Bachleda was ill-prepared for the physical demands of head-to-head racing. Others contend his family in Poland occupied his thoughts. Still others suggest that the North American ambience was an irresistible distraction. Whatever, Bachleda, newly elected President of the ISRA, has discarded last season; 1975-76 will be a new and different year. That he qualified for only 8 of 26 events, finishing no better than fourth in 1975, is only an historical fact not a basis for prognostication. Bachleda is back now. ' By Pele Najar Recently I have been asked more and. more often how to store skis. Certain steps must be taken to protect your skis and bindings from any corrosive agents while you store your skis. Generally skis should always be stored in the driest place possible. A damp basement or garage will not do! The chance of corrosion is too greatBindings and edges will rust. To prepare the skig for storage, hot wax the bottoms with a nice tyhick layer of wax. A regular running wax or paraffin may be used. Make sure hnth sides nf the eHcres are mated. o- - - The wax will prevent moisture and corrosive agents from damaging the base and edges. A block of wood may be placed between the skis to insure camber retention over a hot summer. This is not as mandatory as in the days of the old wooden skis but it can't do anything but neip. Bindings should be cleaned of all dirt and sprayed liberally with silicone. This done to coat the binding and prevent moisture damage. Any binding with plastic parts, like, the Allsop binding, should not be sprayed with silicone. The silicone or the propellent may damage the plastic parts. Set the binding tension indicators on the lowest setting and the heel piece in a position of rest. The heel on a Look Nevada Grand Prix should be in the upright position. The heel of a Salomon 555 should be set at the lowest tension and the cover latch in the unlocked position.