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Charlie Hagedorn

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July 18, 2010, Adams
« on: 07/19/10, 12:32 AM »

Go get it. It's good.

Skied the S. side of Pikers at 11 am; corn was ripe, especially out of the wind. Afternoon skiers described the S side as "epic!" Glissade chute is in fantastic condition, and the snowfield is wide enough for open turns at the false summit.

Skied off the summit just before 3pm; upper slopes are the best I've skied up there (though that's not saying a ton). Rime/chickenheads are beginning to form, but there's smooth snow left. Upper half of the SW Chutes was mighty fine. Lower half was merely fine (but I bet it would've been mighty fine earlier in the day).

Met a small gaggle of TAYers tending bar at the base of the chutes - great to meet you guys! Traverse exit from the Chutes is rapidly becoming contrived and sporty but still functional with some booting. Still possible to ski from the summit to ~1+ mile from the car.

The snowpack is so fat for mid/late July. There are nearly no cracks visible on the White Salmon. A.G. Headwall appears to continue to live up to its name, with plenty of slide evidence/debris.

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Re: July 18, 2010, Adams
« Reply #1 on: 07/20/10, 06:44 PM »

Great seeing you there.  The margaritas were a real bonus.
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