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June 17, 2011 Mt St Helens Worm Flows
« on: 06/17/11, 09:59 PM »

Skied worm flows route on Mt. St. Helen's today with my favorite ski partner Sugaree. It was her birthday tour as she turns 5 in a few days. If you were there she was the chocolate lab chasing the skier all the way down the mountain from the crater rim. Snow was continuous from 3000' and the Worm Flows route is still solid. Heading down at about noon I found on descent about a thousand feet of almost ripe corn snow from the crater rim. I took a line on the skiers left for a couple thousand feet then  traversed right for more wonderful corn to finish. The middle two thirds of the mountain was perfectly ripe corn, then a little heavier stuff  at the bottom. Cooking at a higher temperature for a shorter duration might make for a more consistent run, but you can't complain about days like today. I had originally thought of doing Monitor ridge, but as of early this morning the road is too snowy to drive about 3 miles before reaching road up to Climber's Bivouac.  I thought about the extra 12 miles and decided maybe in a few weeks.

It's not just a turn, it's a lifestyle.

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Re: June 17, 2011 Mt St Helens Worm Flows
« Reply #1 on: 06/17/11, 11:33 PM »

Nice TR!  Does your lab drop the knee or just schuss behind you?  Grin
We have a lab terrier named Taska and she, despite her below-average size, used to come along whenever she was allowed.  She would wait at the top of the slope while I skied it, and then on signal would gallop straight down my tracks and turn S-carves into dollar signs.  I worked with her for months as a pup, but never taught her that.
Now she's over 13, deaf, arthritic, and can't do hills so well.  We still walk together.

DOG: noun.  The only creature who loves you more than you love yourself.

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana
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