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Boots Are Made for Walking

Updated: March 30, 2009, 6:26 PM ET
By Colin Whyte | ESPN Action Sports

It's 8 a.m. at a highway pullout near one of Mount Rose's numerous trailheads. The Nevada air is crisp and you can almost see to the top: 10,776 feet. Fresh snow gathered in old tracks suggests hard backcountry use, both by nature-loving Tahoe free-heelers and Sacramento sled-necks whose fuel of choice is PBR not GORP.

Different mountain groups, after all, love mountains differently.

Big-mountain master Jeremy Jones is no stranger to this scene. The 33-year-old snowboarder pockets ...

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