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Kenji
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Aug 01, 2011, Mt Adams, SW Chutes (not again!)
« on: 08/03/11, 09:30 PM »

In case, anybody is wondering about the snow condition.  The snow on the south ridge was semi-frozen and chunky, and skiing off the summit wasn't much fun on chunky hard snow.  However, the chute provided wonderful summer skiing all the way down to the flat bench at 7800'.  We then continued skiing about 300' above the trail at 6100'.  The main slope is smooth and will be good for a while. 


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Re: Aug 01, 2011, Mt Adams, SW Chutes (not again!)
« Reply #1 on: 08/04/11, 10:15 AM »

We had a nice day for the climb with great views and a cool breeze.



The SW Chute was in great shape, although we did encounter some soft runnels toward the bottom.



With tired quads, we took a break and enjoyed the views.  I think Kenji said something about time for lunch.

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Re: Aug 01, 2011, Mt Adams, SW Chutes (not again!)
« Reply #2 on: 08/04/11, 03:32 PM »

Kenji, I noticed you put your pant legs "on" for the descent.  Were the corn crystals flying "up".  Wink   

Nice day on the mountain.
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Re: Aug 01, 2011, Mt Adams, SW Chutes (not again!)
« Reply #3 on: 08/05/11, 09:48 PM »

Kenji, no NTN on Adams?  I've been liking mine for summer skiing.  I have had the duckbills out a few times too.
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