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December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« on: 12/25/08, 12:10 AM »

I have learned that when it snows and blows just right from the northeast, the southwest bowl on my roof gets pretty loaded. After the third storm this month, the snow was over my furnace exhaust vent and close to covering my hot water heater vent. Thus, it was time to climb up and do some clearing. Of course, no self respecting backcountry skier would ever climb something snow covered without also considering a descent on skis.

I could get no other takers so I did this trip solo. Snow stability was good and the trip up was short, but steep.
http://picasaweb.google.com/ebeam50/RoofPeak122308#5283626617870951986

After clearing the two vents ...
http://picasaweb.google.com/ebeam50/RoofPeak122308#5283626594342709906

it was time to put tracks in the hanging southwest bowl, and link it to the valley below. Obviously, I didn’t descend from the true summit …maybe tomorrow.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ebeam50/RoofPeak122308#5283626597234806242
http://picasaweb.google.com/ebeam50/RoofPeak122308#5283624889897774322
http://picasaweb.google.com/ebeam50/RoofPeak122308#5283626611506651314

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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« Reply #1 on: 12/25/08, 09:03 AM »

Awesome... (he says, as he's eyeing his garage roof...
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« Reply #2 on: 12/25/08, 09:14 AM »

Genius! To bad that shot is late for the calendar
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« Reply #3 on: 12/25/08, 09:20 AM »

Genius!

Ditto.
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom Count
« Reply #4 on: 12/25/08, 10:11 AM »

very nice. nice to see someone doing some urban skiing that isn't just side streets.
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom Count
« Reply #5 on: 12/25/08, 05:06 PM »

 Grin

LOVE IT!!!
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« Reply #6 on: 12/25/08, 08:08 PM »

How's the gutter? Smiley.
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« Reply #7 on: 12/27/08, 09:20 PM »

trumpetsailor,
Gutters pose no problems - just jump a bit.

With 8 inches of new on Christmas Day, we pretty much tracked out the whole west side of Roof Peak. However, I am ready to retire from urban skiing in favor of real mountains.
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« Reply #8 on: 12/28/08, 10:23 AM »

That's funny shit....nice to see imagination at work.
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Re: December 24, 2008, Roof Peak, NW Whatcom County
« Reply #9 on: 12/29/08, 05:09 PM »

You stuck the landing, very nice.
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