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Title: September 3,2012 (Mt) Bachelor Butte
Post by: jtack on 09/03/12, 12:57 PM
Fires in central Oregon made for a spectacular sunrise, not a cloud in the sky, no wind , and just above freezing when I left the pickup.  I have been working in central Oregon, and the snow on Bachelor and the Sisters, has been calling.  It is a wonderful trail, and the vert seemed to glide by.  The moon was so full that the only place I needed a light was in the sections that passed through the timber.  The Indian paintbrush is in full glory at the 8000.
[img width=800]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cOYUIB74Qd8/UET639MqgBI/AAAAAAAAB-I/VC5dMSjWnIo/s912/IMG_4717.JPG[/img]
As I made my way Broken Top came into view, followed by the Sisters and peaks further north.
[img width=800]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ch7M_nB4fmU/UET64ee3NLI/AAAAAAAAB-Q/Mf3VZGPCORM/s912/IMG_4718.JPG[/img]
[img width=800]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qOthTS5bZEE/UET68vXlWuI/AAAAAAAAB_A/rv3gtI_5-MM/s912/IMG_4724.JPG[/img]
A fantastic view in all directions from the summit.
[img width=800]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yqcUHUiwnn8/UET69IrB64I/AAAAAAAAB_I/SmiI95pka0M/s912/IMG_4725.JPG[/img]
I started the decent at 0730 and it was quite firm, the first few turns were fairly loud, but as I worked my way around into the sun it improved with every turn. The sun cups were mostly c's and it was about a thousand feet of fun.
[img width=800]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PhjwYvnBAOk/UET6-RTc-II/AAAAAAAAB_g/bf3NjTI0vUc/s912/IMG_4728.JPG[/img]
Would have loved to take another lap, but had to hurry back to work.  A great September ski!


Title: Re: September 3,2012 (Mt) Bachelor Butte
Post by: Zap on 09/03/12, 06:46 PM
Nice photos. We were in Bend in August and the snow pack looked healthy.


Title: Re: September 3,2012 (Mt) Bachelor Butte
Post by: mikerolfs on 09/03/12, 07:49 PM
Nice one Jamie!  I was afraid that second photo showed all the snow that was, but the fifth pic shows some good looking snow. 


Title: Re: September 3,2012 (Mt) Bachelor Butte
Post by: jtack on 09/08/12, 01:58 PM
The ski


Title: Re: September 3,2012 (Mt) Bachelor Butte
Post by: mikerolfs on 09/08/12, 08:59 PM
You took that shot from the pilot's seat didn't you?  Sweet shot and nice work with the photo emhancements.  Looks like a great ski. 


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