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Old 2009-07-20, 12:05 AM   #1
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Jackson Hole -- 1st ever descent!

I believe that I am the first to have descended from the top to the tram line at Jackson Hole (Rendezvous Mountain) on a unicycle.
I did this yesterday -- 7-18-2009.
The distance is approximately 7.5 miles with 4000 ft of vertical.
Bikes/munis are not allowed on the tram or the top, so I had to hike up -- this took just under 3 hours pushing the muni up to 10,600 ft. I made sure that I got to the summit before the first tram -- 9 am. That way I could have photo opportunities of the Grand and not be hassled by the tram operators -- they all seem cool but you never know.
The course down is not technically difficult. There are only 2 very short hills that pose some resistance only because of the loose rock and soil and altitude. I rode every foot of the track down. It is steep and long so I would recommend training beforehand or riding with a brake -- I didn't use one.
The bottom half of the mountain has fantastic single track with abundant tree coverage.
Apres vous mountain has lush vegetation and really fun single track with some technical lines -- Bronco.
There is only a small muni movement in Jackson, but the terrain is perfect for it.
The people there are awesome and intense athletes. It is a perfect combination for muni.


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Old 2009-07-20, 07:12 AM   #2
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Screenshot of the hole or it didn't happen.
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good point

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Old 2009-07-20, 07:19 PM   #4
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How about you follow it up in the proper forum?

Good posters don't post unicycling threads in Just Conversation. They post in Rec.Sport.Unicycling.
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Old 2009-07-20, 11:32 PM   #5
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Nice! I've only been there in the winter.


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Bikes/munis are not allowed on the tram or the top, so I had to hike up --
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I thought they(jackson hole) closed the tram a couple years ago.
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Old 2009-07-20, 11:45 PM   #6
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I thought they(jackson hole) closed the tram a couple years ago.
... and opened the new tram last December.

http://www.tram-formation.com/
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Old 2009-07-21, 12:24 AM   #7
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yes, this is correct, the tram reopened this past season -- it is bigger, better and faster (twice the size with half the transit time)
I highly recommend checking out the mountain/area summer or winter
the ride up costs significant cash, but the ride down is free if you can get yourself to the top

maestro8: I will make my post on your preferred forum. The attitude is unnecessary. Come on dude, we're talking about UNICYCLING! It's supposed to be fun, and riding down a huge mountain is super fun.

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Old 2009-07-21, 12:50 AM   #8
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It is fun, that why everyone else who talks about unicycling does it in the unicycling section. Its pretty simple where it says Unicycling here, everything else over there.
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Old 2009-07-21, 01:25 AM   #9
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+1 J-boy


I'm not going to talk 'bout unicycles.

This was close to the last day for the old one.
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