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Title: July 29, 2017 ONP Obstruction Point
Post by: telemack on 08/01/17, 09:30 PM
Runcle and I headed south from the road's end to a good 4-500' couloir about 2 miles in.  The snow is not firming up overnight so it carved up easily with minimal suncups; booting was straightforward with consolidated under-layers.  This slope starts about 40 degrees and can't be seen from the car, but it should keep a remnant until October   ::)  We also hiked a bit further to inspect the NE snowfield of Moose Peak, which has a dramatic curving line that got me thinking about August destinations.....


Title: Re: July 29, 2017 ONP Obstruction Point
Post by: runcle on 08/02/17, 12:54 PM
Nice day! We had no idea at the time that the Park would be inundated from fire smoke and haze from  the north!


Title: Re: July 29, 2017 ONP Obstruction Point
Post by: Gary_H on 08/07/17, 09:16 AM
Skied that one a few times too, fun slope! There's another north fqcing one before the end of the road which usually does persist until the snow starts falling again.

Here's a link to one of our trips there under similar atmospheric conditions:

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=17269.0

Gary


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