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prestonf
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April 4, 2010, E. of Stevens Pass
« on: 04/05/10, 11:32 AM »

Chrism and I rode W/NW forested slopes where the snow was protected, very deep, and nice and light (especially for April).  Lots of face shots.

Getting up this thing was a b*tch since the terrain was pretty steep and tight, making skinning switchback-intensive and progress painfully slow.  I was feeling defeated, but Chrism persevered and broke trail to the top of the ridge, and I followed.

The ride down was pretty sweet in some of the deepest snow of the year in fun, challenging terrain.  The snow definitely wanted to sluff off of the steeper pitches, adding a little bit of excitement in the tight spots.  A short-ish but great day, since neither of us were down for another round of up.  We chose to blame that on being tired from previous days efforts as opposed to being lazy.

Here's a video if you want to see what conditions were like for yourself  Smiley.

http://vimeo.com/10695525
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Re: April 4, 2010, E. of Stevens Pass
« Reply #1 on: 04/06/10, 07:23 PM »

Thanks for the cool video! I'm going to look for a good tree run next time out.
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Re: April 4, 2010, E. of Stevens Pass
« Reply #2 on: 04/06/10, 09:44 PM »

Good stuff.  Evidence points to the slopes above Lanham Creek on the W side of Jim Hill, right?
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Re: April 4, 2010, E. of Stevens Pass
« Reply #3 on: 04/06/10, 11:02 PM »

Good stuff.  Evidence points to the slopes above Lanham Creek on the W side of Jim Hill, right?

Shhhh Mack!  This might be another secret stash.  Great vid you guys!  I'm sure it ws the perspective, but it looked like the skier was bombing down while the rider was lollygagging  Grin  Thanks for the inspiration!
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Re: April 4, 2010, E. of Stevens Pass
« Reply #4 on: 04/07/10, 09:28 AM »

Nah, that was Yodelin.

I edited out all the parts where the skier was lollygagging and wrestling alder upside down.

Wink
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Re: April 4, 2010, E. of Stevens Pass
« Reply #5 on: 04/07/10, 12:29 PM »

Nah, that was Yodelin.

I edited out all the parts where the skier was lollygagging and wrestling alder upside down.

 Wink

This is why said skier is not in much of the video:-)
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Re: April 4, 2010, E. of Stevens Pass
« Reply #6 on: 04/07/10, 12:48 PM »

Sweetness, amazing how some fresh can change your perspective. Looks like Wenatchie Bowl in the trees but that big field at the bottom is definately not there.
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