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Title: April 19, 2015, Stars at Washignton Pass
Post by: Kenji on 04/20/15, 10:51 PM
Just a leisurely car trip with David's Westfalia looking for a place to ski.  Joined a half dozen other cars camping at the WA Pass.

Our snow-monster friend:
[img width=1000]http://kenjikawai.smugmug.com/2015-04-19-Silver-Star/i-WL86Sxq/0/XL/DSCF2648-XL.jpg[/img]

and other companies:
[img width=1000]http://kenjikawai.smugmug.com/2015-04-19-Silver-Star/i-9rWMrFp/0/XL/DSCF2665-XL.jpg[/img]

late night stars over Liberty Bell:
[img width=1000]http://kenjikawai.smugmug.com/2015-04-19-Silver-Star/i-wdhWjhb/0/XL/DSCF2724-XL.jpg[/img]

with a late Alpine start, headed over to Silver Star:
[img width=1000]http://kenjikawai.smugmug.com/2015-04-19-Silver-Star/i-qWHxhn9/0/XL/DSCF2760-XL.jpg[/img]

variable snow on Alpine but super scenic:
[img width=1000]http://kenjikawai.smugmug.com/2015-04-19-Silver-Star/i-nxRjWKH/0/XL/DSCF2772-XL.jpg[/img]

Met a group spent three nights there, sounds like a great idea.  The snow in the trees was not very helpful, especially for day trippers.  The upper East slope looked very inviting, maybe next year. More pics here (http://kenjikawai.smugmug.com/2015-04-19-Silver-Star/).


Title: Re: April 19, 2015, Stars at Washignton Pass
Post by: tabski on 04/21/15, 10:54 AM
Such beautiful terrain.


Title: Re: April 19, 2015, Stars at Washignton Pass
Post by: jackal on 04/22/15, 09:51 PM
Great album! Nothing like the peace & quiet and cool air under starry skies at WA Pass.


Title: Re: April 19, 2015, Stars at Washignton Pass
Post by: jtack on 04/22/15, 10:05 PM
Wonderful photo album, some of the best photos are not in the post, be sure and look at them all.


Title: Re: April 19, 2015, Stars at Washignton Pass
Post by: daveb on 04/23/15, 09:21 AM
Thanks for the great photography!


Title: Re: April 19, 2015, Stars at Washignton Pass
Post by: cumulus on 04/24/15, 10:51 AM
nice pics Kenji! good to see what all the lights blinking mysteriously in the snowy meadow in the middle of the night came to be...

Did you see the paraglider late afternoon?  it went right over us then disappeared beyond Silver Star.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7725/16631603023_4841380898_b.jpg)

hope you don't mind if I add a few pics.  such a beautiful day, fantastic views!
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8722/16631603913_3417d586c9_b.jpg)
any one up for Glacier? could be good coming up... if it doesn't warm up too quickly.

and the day was capped nicely with an almost 3K run of sun softened goodness, all the way back to the car, and a beer, and no boots!
[img width=600 height=800]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8803/17064257690_2520815bd1_b.jpg[/img]


fun to meet you all!



Title: Re: April 19, 2015, Stars at Washignton Pass
Post by: Kenji on 04/24/15, 01:59 PM
Stefan, nice meeting you and your neighbor friend (sorry, forgot her name).  Nice shots, looks like you guys had a great trip Sunday and better skiing than ours.  Yes we did see the paraglider as we were leaving the alpine.

Hope I didn't disturb your sleep too much...


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