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August 5, 2011 ONP Klahanie Ridge
« on: 08/06/11, 09:49 AM »

My original plan was to beat the locals to the Elk Mountain Chutes before the Obstruction Point Road opens, but I blew that off to be sure I could get back to meet the family for the last Harry Potter flick.   
I got some August turns in with only an hour approach on the Switchback Trail.  The North Bowl, as Gary called it, had 5-600' of suncups.  Snow was sluffy-smooth on the steep starts, then pretty bumpy, then easier carving on the lower parts.  Some peek-a-boo mists, and temps were super mild: 
t-shirt all day, never cold and only sweaty in the usual spots (top of the booting, not under my hat). 

1500' approach + (3 x 600' runs) = 3300 v.f. with 1800 of turns = 54.5% Joy-o-Meter, right? 

Is that McCartney Peak out there south of Ob. Point?  Still plenty of snow on it.
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