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    what is the notch and why do people want to bypass it?

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    The Notch is a steep rocky technical section in LPS.


    I bypass it early season as the backside holds snow and is unridable for me. The notch itself I can't/don't ride at the best of times, but when there is snow or mud it just isn't fun.

    The alternative doesn't have the steep technical descent or climb out as it stays along the rim.

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    This vid from 2006 shows "the notch" at about 4:15 in. You can skip the rest as it is entertaining only to the D-bags who are in it. Myself included.

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    I remember the day when green forks were the new yellow.

    Think Sean Palmer.

    He'd probably ride the Notch, snow or no snow.

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    "what is the notch and why do people want to bypass it?"

    I don't think it's the notch so much as the sustainability of the trail after the notch. It's basically a steep, fall line mess. Fun, yes. Pretty, no. If it's icy, forget about it.

    But there are also those who would bypass it because it's extremely difficult, as noted above. It was certainly a skeleton in my closet for a long time.

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    For me the Notch is one of those sections I tell myself I can do it, but then once at the top I decide I'll wait for another day. This year though, I'm sure I'll make it
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    'The Notch' is one of those gapertastic anomolies that tempt the weak of ego into doing what they shouldn't be doing for the sake of Kodak Courage, MUCH like Corbet's Couliour in Jackson Hole. Unlike Corbet's, due to the un-thought of traffic down it by hoards led by guide/outfitters, it has become a close-to unrideable, unsustainable mess. Necessitating the need for a viable re-route.
    I hope this helps.
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