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March 17, 2009, Mt. Hood Newton Canyon snorkel pow
« on: 03/17/09, 09:52 PM »

Ron and I went up pea gravel ridge a ways to find 40" of powder.  It's the most I have ever skied in.  I have never experienced what people call snorkel deep powder.  Now I know.  "thank you sir, may I have another"

The snow wasn't blower light, better described as normal cascade powder.  The stability was good on our aspects and elevations.
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Re: March 17, 2009, Mt. Hood Newton Canyon snorkel pow
« Reply #1 on: 03/18/09, 07:57 AM »

thanks for partnering up Steve.  it's good on a day like that to share trail breaking duty, so there is a little energy left for the descents.  WOO HOO! 

as a side bar it was good to ski newton without the constant nuisance of the mt hood meadows howitzer in the background.
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Re: March 17, 2009, Mt. Hood Newton Canyon snorkel
« Reply #2 on: 03/21/09, 12:10 AM »

I once had a day in the wasatch of 36" untouched. It broke at my sternum to neck and I choked on chunks. It was the deepest quietest run of my life. Days like this, make a life,  Grin
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