telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
09/17/19, 09:19 AM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
Trip Reports Sponsor
American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
Info Exchange

NWAC Avalanche
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2010 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  July 2010 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  Squak Glacier, 7/26
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: Squak Glacier, 7/26  (Read 1460 times)

Posts: 68

Squak Glacier, 7/26
« on: 07/26/10, 10:15 PM »

Encouraged by Amar and Kenji's reports about the corn snow on Baker I lit out of town early this morning to the TH for the south side of Baker.  I'm hiking up the trail enjoying the beginnings of the day when I suddenly realize I forgot my skins at home!  (Can I blame my kids for distracting me while I packed the night before?  Probably not, it's my own dumb move.)  Anyway, no problem, I like to figure out a good lash-up job.  First, I thought I had no rope, so I duct taped hemlock boughs to my bases.  That only worked for a few hundred yards.  Then I remembered that I do have rope so I lashed it on my bases and that worked ok.  I was slipping a lot so I eventually went back to just carrying the dang things.

I took the Scott Paul trail to the Squak glacier and skinned/boot packed up to about 9000', just past the crevasse Amar showed in his report.  (Love the detailed reports Amar!)  Skied down from there and had a sweet corn harvest!  Started skiing about 2pm and the conditions were excellent.  Beautiful day in the mountains.

Sorry no pics, I can't get the stupid things off the camera.  (I blame the kids.)

Posts: 248

Re: Squak Glacier, 7/26
« Reply #1 on: 07/27/10, 07:06 AM »

Amar got me back up there too the day before you. What a year!.
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC

Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.