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Title: November 18, 2017, Alpental Ant Hill
Post by: pipedream on 11/20/17, 11:58 AM
Fog down low obscured the conga line of folks heading-up on high. Late start had me leaving the parking lot @ 1. Broke into the afternoon sunshine just above Debbie's "crotch" and followed its last rays all the way up. Solid skintrack set all the way to Gunmount but I'll admit to having to boot the last bit of Rollen as by the time I got up there the snow had started to set up. Need another 1-2 feet up top to open, but coverage was dang good for before Thanksgiving.

Enjoyed sunset from the top of the padded seats w/ a few others before dropping into a well-covered l'Internationale basked in pink alpenglow. Right side played nice beneath the waterfall all the way to Casacade Traverse. From there it was a headlamp-thru-the-fog bobsled run around a zillion creek holes to the top of Sessel, below which was good, albeit very wet & heavy snow. Rode all the way back to the rear bumper at the bottom of 1.

No sharks were fed and plenty of compaction was performed before this week's rain

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