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skier8484
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August 13, 2010, Coleman Pinnacle
« on: 08/13/10, 05:35 PM »

Headed up to Artist Point this morning to get some August turns out by the Coleman Pinnacle.  I was able to start skinning shortly after the trail junction to Ptarmigan Ridge.  A slight breeze made the traverse really pleasant, and allowed thorough enjoyment of the views in every direction.

Skied the slope just west of the pinnacle around 12:30.  The snow was soft suncups; not great, but also not bad for August, especially given the ease of access. 

It was my first time touring out in the area, and it was great to finally get out and explore this terrain.

Lots of snow left for those of you up North still looking to make August turns. 


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Gary_H
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Re: August 14, 2010, Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #1 on: 08/13/10, 09:25 PM »

Nice Brian,
Wish we were joining you guys this weekend, have fun!  Cheesy

Gary and Jan
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telemack
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Re: August 14, 2010, Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #2 on: 08/14/10, 01:44 AM »

Perfect pictures and I hope some lasts until September 
Did you mean August 13?  Or are you up even later than I am?   Wink
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Re: August 14, 2010, Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #3 on: 08/14/10, 10:26 AM »

Wow, nice mid-August coverage.  It is great when you can ski all the way from Ptarmigan around the NW of CP in a long descending traverse to the base of the long runs which look like they could still be 700+'.  There is usually some fun finger-chasing with the sounds of a stream below the snow, how far do you push it?
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