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April 5, 2009 Mount Catherine
« on: 04/05/09, 08:29 PM »

high avy danger and being tired of commonwealth and kendall sent us to mighty mount catherine today.  yesterday's warm had left quite a crunchy crust on top for us in the early morning.  around 4,500 feet at about 9:50am the snow was softening.  for grins (or frowns) i did a hasty pit and quick shovel test on the summit ridge of catherine.  north facing 40ish degree slope at 5,000 feet i found an STV Q1.  it seemed to be quite a bit more stable just 50 feet lower in the trees as i ski cut and then skied a 50 degree slope that i was sure would move but didn't. 

today was more about being out in the sun with good friends and less about the turns.

video, pictures and everytrail gps map with geotags - http://coachingendurance.com/blog/2009/04/spring-has-come-to-snoqualmie.shtml
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Re: April 5, 2009 Mount Catherine
« Reply #1 on: 04/06/09, 11:31 AM »

Went 1/2 to Source lk with a friend for lunch around 1-2 PM.  Slides could be heard every 5-10 minutes..  They sounded pretty large, didn't get to see any Sad but they appeared to be coming down almost all aspects.

Glad to hear it was (more) stable in the AM.  What time did you get out by?
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Re: April 5, 2009 Mount Catherine
« Reply #2 on: 04/06/09, 02:12 PM »

i think we were skinning by 7:20am.
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Re: April 5, 2009 Mount Catherine
« Reply #3 on: 04/12/09, 06:55 PM »

What is the best way to get from Hyak to Catherine?  The last time we tried to ski in, we were turned around by a Summit volunteer patroller because we didn't have ski passes.  She gave us the impression that the trail to Catherine was marked, but difficult to find.
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Re: April 5, 2009 Mount Catherine
« Reply #4 on: 04/12/09, 07:25 PM »

there is a gps map of our route on the blog entry i listed in the post.
http://coachingendurance.com/blog/2009/04/spring-has-come-to-snoqualmie.shtml
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