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LeeLau
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Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« on: 11/24/08, 09:35 AM »

From this weekend.

Snow depths 210 @ 2450 180@ 2050 120@ 1900

Up to 30cms fell on Th Frid systems ie 081120 081121 on raincrust. Up to 60 on w/l alpine E aspects.

Winds from SW - NW 15 - 20kts on Sat 081122. Temps about -5. Ski cuts on E aspects on convex rolls would release new storm snow on rain crust. Mostly cloudy with some clearing

Clear and still on Sun 081123. Temps -5 to -7. Storm snow did not react to ski cuts.

Pictures from 1st day

Snowshed W of the Pass at about 1000m. 



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Never been here this early in the season or hiked up Con. Crk. in summer.  Didn't realize there was a bridge crossing about 1.5km up-trail so went up the N side on Con Crk.  Do not recommend this bushwhack through Alderland.  Take the S side skin track and then cross the crk.



Skied the "girlfriend trees" off the Balu Pass headwall.  Stew with pretty blown out poor shot.

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Re: Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« Reply #1 on: 11/24/08, 10:33 AM »

Good stoke!
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Re: Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« Reply #2 on: 11/24/08, 05:58 PM »

Full writeup http://www.leelau.net/2008/rogers2008_11_22/

love the grin here



Surfer style!




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Re: Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« Reply #3 on: 11/24/08, 07:08 PM »

That's very nice.
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BillK
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Re: Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« Reply #4 on: 11/24/08, 07:11 PM »

Looks like a nice trip...thinking about heading up there this weekend.  How's it set up underneath?  Hit any rocks?  Looks like no one is punching in too deep....then again, could be the fat skis Wink

Thanks, Bill
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Re: Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« Reply #5 on: 11/24/08, 08:25 PM »

Nice work Lee. Is that snowboarder wearing Green Machines?
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Re: Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« Reply #6 on: 11/24/08, 08:49 PM »

Bill - i was on 74 mm waist skis.  Could have used bigger skis.  There's a lot of snow on the E more windloaded aspects

powdherb - the snowboarder was on the non-carbon Dynafit boots.  He found the Carbon boots to be too stiff
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Re: Nov 22 2008 - Balu Pass - Rogers Pass
« Reply #7 on: 11/25/08, 09:18 AM »

looks dreadful!!!
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