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9
Mar

2012 Episode 3 by Joe Irons

Here is Joes final instalment of his trilogy of Montana kitning, enjoy.

1
Mar

2012 Episode 2 by Joe Irons

Here is episode 2 of Joe’s 2012 triology.  Thanks Joe for another great video!  As some of you may have noticed Joe is a semi-regular contributor to this blog and he has given permision to display his work on these blog posts.

Enjoy,

Mel.

27
Feb

2012 Episode 1 by Joe Irons

Joe just sent me this link of the first in a video trilogy he is putting together of the 2012 kite season.  Joe has featured some of the Montana Snowkite Crew having a great time in our corner of the world.  Joe does an amazing job of editing, and self filming; see if you can spot the clips he filmed of himself or others remotely.  Thanks Joe for your contribution!

25
Feb

El Norte 2: Updraft Thursday

Packy penned this post of the great day of kiting Thursday, enjoy!

Updraft Thursday

Winter is finally making an appearance in Southwest Montana, and when the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast the north wind or “El Norte” for the “Montaho” region, it didn’t slip by the local kite crew. Appointments were dropped and new plans were made, this was not a day to be missed. The northwest wind showed up right on time, the clouds broke, the sun came out and we were on it. Wendensday’s warmth had put a crust on the snow, and luckily the snowmobilers hadn’t rutted it up, so it was smooth and fast. Read more »

12
Jan

El Norte -Snowkiting Powder at Raynolds Pass 1/11/12

I’m feeling pretty luck today. After a super early start and a long drive to Raynold’s Pass it looked like I was in for a skunking.   There was no wind to be found, it had quit with the dawn and I had made the long trip based on what looked like solid information on the National Weather Service website. Not to be put off so easily, Joe Irons and I honed in on a north flow coming down the hill. It was not so much a wind but cold air spilling over the Continental Divide at the top of the pass.  Read more »