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Vman
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Dec 3, 2011, Vesper Peak (lost skins!)
« on: 12/03/11, 07:13 PM »

Beautiful day going up Vesper.  We skinned in 2 miles from the mtn loop highway, had to hike from the TH to the large stream, but could skin after that.  On the way down, my skins and sit-pad fell out of my bag!  Stupid hasty packing...Let me know if you've seen them.  They fell out (I think) somewhere near the bottom of the bowl below the pass.
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Re: Dec 3, 2011, Vesper Peak (lost skins!)
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/11, 08:08 PM »

Alas, did not see your skins (we may have been ahead of you).

Beautiful day. Summit slopes had 4-6" of fast dry snow atop a supportable crust. Headlee was work heading up, but skied quite well on the down; 6-8+" of settled pow. Out of the shade down low had 1-2" of light dust on edgeable but loud crust. The midweek TAY vanguard inspired ~15 to make the trip, but I bet there's still some room for new tracks, especially up high. Very curious if there's a light crust tomorrow.

An uptrack thought - coming up from the creek, a good route is to follow your nose uphill, but arrange to cross the ridge into the basin below Headlee Pass downhill of a rock outcropping . Going higher will cliff out.

Great to meet the summit gaggle!


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Re: Dec 3, 2011, Vesper Peak (lost skins!)
« Reply #2 on: 12/04/11, 10:19 AM »

Is the road open to Barlow Pass, the county site says its gated??
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Re: Dec 3, 2011, Vesper Peak (lost skins!)
« Reply #3 on: 12/04/11, 07:02 PM »

We hauled out three kids who had gotten their truck stuck on Wednesday.  I'm pretty sure I remember them telling us the gate was open and they had driven past it.
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Re: Dec 3, 2011, Vesper Peak (lost skins!)
« Reply #4 on: 12/04/11, 08:05 PM »

word on the street is open to barlow, and unplowed/closed-ish from barlow to bedal

I really like the photo of sperry, sloan and glacier!  Very nice views indeed!
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