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Charlie Hagedorn
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January 30, 2010, Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 01/30/10, 05:32 PM »

Will and I made yet another attempt at finding the elusive Snoqualmie cleft and succeeded. Will skied the line while I made excuses. Good snow on shady north-facing stuff, anything with a S-W exposure has a crust under 3-6" of new. Below perhaps 4.5k, the new turned to schmoo in the afternoon - ski cuts caused the upper ~3" to sluff readily. Slow rollers to 2' diameter before exploding. Instability wasn't very apparent, though cross-loading tried to build small windslabs above 5k. 8-10 people followed Will, so it's not clear exactly how much soft snow is left.


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Re: January 30, 2010, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #1 on: 01/30/10, 07:24 PM »

Below perhaps 4.5k, the new turned to schmoo in the afternoon - ski cuts caused the upper ~3" to sluff readily.
Nearby on E, NE, and N facing slopes we found excellent old powder with 2" new atop it, no afternoon schmoo above 3500', a bit heavier below.   Nearly raining below 3000'.  Photos from iPhone, still trying to figure out iPhoto sharpening, hope they give the sense anyway, probably won't make Ski Journal cover yet.


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