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7/10-11/2011 Columbia Pk. West Ridge
« on: 07/13/11, 11:19 AM »

I've been looking at the west ridge of Columbia for a few years now after seeing John Scurlock's great winter shots. Hoping that our good snow pack was still sticking up there I talked Jeff Rich into giving it a go (after a coin flip) last weekend. Melted out choke points and no runout on the top snowfield led us to down climb a few spots, so the continuous ski descent still awaits, but we had a great time and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset. Full TR at NWHikers.
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Re: 7/10-11/2011 Columbia Pk. West Ridge
« Reply #1 on: 07/13/11, 11:49 AM »

Great shots after a good adventure as usual, Jim.
Where exactly is Columbia Peak?
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Re: 7/10-11/2011 Columbia Pk. West Ridge
« Reply #2 on: 07/13/11, 11:50 AM »

amazing photos as always Jim!   did you get a view of Blanca Lake, Columbia Glacier, Kyes?   I was wondering if that might still be a worthwhile ski this summer given the ample snowpack still up high.

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Re: 7/10-11/2011 Columbia Pk. West Ridge
« Reply #3 on: 07/13/11, 02:41 PM »

Where exactly is Columbia Peak?

SSE of Mountain Loop Highway's Barlow Pass:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=columbia+peak,+wa&hl=en&ll=47.96648,-121.35498&spn=0.095744,0.222988&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=57.161276,114.169922&t=p&z=13
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Re: 7/10-11/2011 Columbia Pk. West Ridge
« Reply #4 on: 07/13/11, 02:56 PM »

Amazing photos! Like the bike/ski combo to get in there.  Cool Cool
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« Reply #5 on: 07/13/11, 03:48 PM »

Man, I am still salivating over this.

nice one fellas!
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« Reply #6 on: 07/13/11, 04:17 PM »

Way to ski outside the box! I've looked at this line a bunch- nice one!
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« Reply #7 on: 07/13/11, 04:24 PM »

Nice! I've was sizing this one up for this season too but things never came together.
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