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December 30th, 2004, Pan Point
« on: 12/30/04, 12:57 PM »

Had every intention of going up to Camp Muir, but one of my BCA skins malfunctioned (zero sticking power, time to re-glue), so I decided to call it off at the top of Pan Point.  The snow was excellent, light powder over a firm to frozen base.  I'd estimate the new stuff at 8 to 12 inches depending on aspect.  Walking up Pan point was a little interesting as the snow there was not well bonded, so caution is advised. It was fairly windy above Pan Point too, and the snow there was wind affected and a little slabby in places.

Hit a couple rocks going down Pan Point, but coverage is becoming adequate and a couple more days of snow should do the trick.  

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Re: December 30th, 2004, Pan Point
« Reply #1 on: 12/30/04, 08:13 PM »

thanks for the good news
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Re: December 30th, 2004, Pan Point
« Reply #2 on: 12/31/04, 01:52 AM »

in the interest of accuracy, isn't that Alta Vista rather than Pan Point? Cool
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Re: December 30th, 2004, Pan Point
« Reply #3 on: 01/03/05, 11:44 AM »

Was in a bit of a rush when I posted the TR.  Yes, the pic was taken at Alta Vista and not Panorama point.  The wind and fog had rolled in at Pan Point and visibility went to just a few feet.  But down below, there was a nice sun break, no wind, and some great snow.  So I stopped under the slope of Alta Vista, dropped my pack, walked up and skied down.
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Re: December 30th, 2004, Pan Point
« Reply #4 on: 01/03/05, 02:52 PM »

 ;)Sorry, it's just that I've lapped that shot a couple times over the years in whiteout conditions and know it all too well...Plus you look at it everytime you leave the parking lot!
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