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March 7, 2009, Redemption on Jake's Peak
« on: 03/17/09, 08:33 PM »

This post is a bit belated. We went up to Jakes on Sat. the 7th just three days after the storm finished. A few weeks prior I attempted the same peak, but was turned around due to glopping. Since I bought wax, which works by the way, I would not be turned this time. The skin track had been thoroughly used up by the time we got there, but it worked to some extent and got me to the top. I must say that reaching the top when I was so close not to long ago was a great feeling. The turns on this trip were far better than the turns from the last trip however. The snow was still just as soft and deep as it was on Wed. and although there were a lot of people out I had fresh untracked the whole run. Amazing!!

Also an interesting note that I just learned from reading the book A Wall of White. Jake's Peak is named after an employee of Alpine Meadows who died in 1982 during the deadliest avalanche at the ski area. It took his friends three years of lobbying in Washington to get them to officially change the name. Pretty cool if you ask me.


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