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Happy Valley, Terrace March 11, 2009
« on: 03/25/09, 03:50 PM »



Led by Rod Gee and joined by Brad we initially headed to the Valley of Certain Doom intending to do the Happy Doom traverse. The forecast was for 3 - 5 cms and we aborted the Doom part into what I thought should be more appropriately called the Valley of Endless Gnar - a bit reluctant to wander along what looked like suicidal slidepath after suicidal slidepath.

We headed up Happy Valley instead toward ridgeline. It started snowing per forecast. BTL had really good snow. TL and alpine we encountered some soft then hard wind slabs (up to 30 cms thick pencil at alpine).

Skiing was mixed down from alpine to TL with some breakable crust but new snow adhering well to slab. Skiing was very good down the main face (I called this We Came All Over the Face). Brad and I hit some pillow lines in the interest of group safety and snow testing and all was well.

Snowing S1 throughout the afternoon -temps approx minus 7. Winds light - couldnt recall direction







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Re: Happy Valley, Terrace March 11, 2009
« Reply #1 on: 03/26/09, 06:20 PM »

NICE!
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