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April 2010, Wing Ridge, Wallowas
« on: 04/13/10, 11:34 AM »

Spent 3 days in the Wallowas in Early April.

BOTTOMLESS champagne powder and blue skies all to ourselves.

This is why I go.

http://picasaweb.google.com/sugarsonic/Wallowas02



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Re: April 2010, Wing Ridge, Wallowas
« Reply #1 on: 04/13/10, 12:19 PM »

thanks.. you too..
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Re: April 2010, Wing Ridge, Wallowas
« Reply #2 on: 04/13/10, 07:28 PM »

No problems with the foot of sugar beneath all the rest of the snow then?
Did you ski any of the bowls?  What about S aspects?
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Re: April 2010, Wing Ridge, Wallowas
« Reply #3 on: 04/14/10, 10:13 AM »

Actually, the snowpack in the bowls was super-sketchy.  We stuck to low angle and/or treed slopes... the burns were spectacular!  The south aspects were a bit crusty... with the goods being on the north aspects.  The pictures were for dramatic effect rather than examples of ski-able terrain.  But even so, it was probably some of the best powder skiing I have experienced in several years.
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Re: April 2010, Wing Ridge, Wallowas
« Reply #4 on: 04/19/10, 04:57 PM »

Yeah, when we were there late Feb. early March, we has unstable conditions.  We had a storm give us ~6" just before we arrived and skied safe pockets for a week.  Good fun.  Nice, new, clean camp.  Warm tents.

Just got back from Joffre area near Pemberton, BC.  Got to watch the spring avy cycle spring into action from safe valley bottoms.  Snuck out for four days.
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