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Title: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: Lowell_Skoog on 04/27/16, 12:38 PM
(http://alpenglow.org/misc/2016/LSkoog-20160426-0037-Lowell-skis-Black-Peak.jpg)

Ross Freeman and I skied Black Peak on Tuesday. We found generally good corn snow thanks to the cool temperatures (5000ft freezing level). There was an inch or two of new snow on Sunday night which brightened up the snowfields and didn't mess up the skiing surface too much.

On the summit I scattered a few ashes from my wife Steph. She joins my brother Carl on top of Black Peak. It was the first peak the three of us climbed together, back in 1981. Fond memories.

(http://alpenglow.org/misc/2016/LSkoog-20160426-0033-Lowell-scatters-ashes-on-Black-Peak.jpg)


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: mattfirth on 04/27/16, 05:30 PM
Beautiful.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: wickstad on 04/27/16, 06:51 PM
It's just not fair.  Sorry that such majesty can hold so much pain.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: prestonf on 04/27/16, 07:57 PM
The first picture is classic Cascades.  Kudos.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: T. Eastman on 04/27/16, 08:27 PM
Moist eyes...



Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: Kyle Miller on 04/27/16, 11:08 PM
Couldn't think of a more beautiful place.

Ohhhh Goode some fond some not to fond memories.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: Roger Strong on 04/28/16, 07:20 AM
Thank you for sharing Lowell another beautiful day in remembrance of such wonderful people. 


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: Garth_Ferber on 04/28/16, 12:38 PM
Wow. I can't think of much to say but wow.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: skibacks on 04/28/16, 03:23 PM
Bittersweet - trying to make lemonade from some of life's bitterest lemons.  Well done Lowell.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: SilverFoxIV on 04/28/16, 08:21 PM
Wonderful final ascent.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: Kelly Morris on 04/28/16, 08:46 PM
Beautiful - thank you so much.


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: Snomad on 04/29/16, 12:07 AM
Much love to your people


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: danpeck on 04/29/16, 02:05 PM
Thanks for sharing how meaningful the mountains are to all of us!  They bring us together with the most amazing people


Title: Re: April 26, 2016 - Black Peak
Post by: jtack on 04/30/16, 09:56 PM
Lowell, I'm not sure we are worthy of sharing such a personal moment, but thanks so much for letting us in.  Makes me happy to share the good with the sad.


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