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Re: Overcoat, 3/19-20
« on: 03/23/10, 11:26 AM »

I didn't end up leaving until morning (3/20) - a day trip, a scouting trip. Went to go look at the Overcoat route. The bike up was longer than expected. 10 miles, 2000 gain, with the occasional obstruction slowing things down -

Patchy snow starting at the Dutch Miller trailhead, but not enough to skin. Not for another 3 miles or so where I headed up a bit beneath Iron Cap Mountain with nice views across to Overcoat and Chimney.

Looks nice! But a long approach. Made me think about Hwy 20 opening soon... If your headed up (or into brutally long approaches...  Wink  PM me, I'm always looking for more people to ski with.
Got some turns in on well warmed mush, then headed back.

Didn't see anyone all day but had a big cat breaking trail for me for a while...

Rode back out mostly in the dark even though I told myself I wouldn't be doing that... had some trouble with the front tire but got that rolling to a sound track of owls hooting and glowing eyes flashing by in the forest. I got a real charge out of that the first time until I turned my head(lamp) long enough to connect the eyes to the silhouettes of deer.
Oh good, plenty to eat for big cats...



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Re: Big Snow or Overcoat, 3/19-20
« Reply #1 on: 03/23/10, 11:43 AM »

I'm moving this over to the TRs -- nice recon effort and thanks for the beta on the Middle Fork!

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Re: Overcoat, 3/19-20
« Reply #2 on: 03/25/10, 05:40 PM »

Fantastic effort!

I talked someone into a Big Snow attempt bike-hike-ski a few years ago...
let's just say we didn't make it.  Trial 2 the next year:  late start/flat tire.
Trial 3 :  another flat tire... different car

That was a couple years ago, and I'd tried to put Big Snow out of my mind.  I remember the bike being much longer and really brutal with skis on our backs!

have to try again...

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chill people, skiing is fun

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Re: Overcoat, 3/19-20
« Reply #3 on: 03/26/10, 01:11 AM »

Sorry I missed your call..I was up in the great white north.  Looks like a good effort.  Maybe the secret is a better lower elevation snowpack?  Then maybe you could just drop down to Gold Meyer and the Middle Fork from Snow Lake?
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