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January 9, 2012, Mt. Cashmere mashed potatoes
« on: 01/10/12, 10:34 PM »

6 of us skied a great loop over Mt. Cashmere's West Peak on Sunday.  We were able to travel on skis right from the car.  We went up the south side and down the north.  Had some bad visibility on top and some low snow bush skinning on the way up, along with skin glopping that lasted from about 4500' to 6500' which is the elevation we traversed through, thereby stretching out the glop experience.  Skiing was fair, not great, but we were able to ski from 8200' all the way to the car at 2000'.  12 hours car to car.  The road is in great shape for fast exit skating.  Firm, but not too icy.  Probably as good as it gets for an easy exit.  Tom J. explained the skate out; "This road is uphill no matter which way you are going.  Look that way... uphill.  Now turn around.  It's uphill that way too."

Taste the potatoes here: http://youtu.be/TavJGlg0G0g
A proper write-up is here: http://www.justgetout.net/Wenatchee/23226



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Re: January 9, 2012, Mt. Cashmere mashed potatoes
« Reply #1 on: 01/11/12, 10:04 PM »

A wonderful route, too bad the skiing was not better.
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Re: January 9, 2012, Mt. Cashmere mashed potatoes
« Reply #2 on: 01/12/12, 11:55 AM »

Mike doesn't quite give the different species of snows encountered justice. We skied rock snow, fallen-log snow, bucking frush, skin-globbing glop, sytrofoam, wind crust, powder, corn, death cookies, deep glop, grunge on crust, corn on crust, and zipper crust. If you hated one form of snow, you only had to wait 500 vertical feet for a new form of misery. Which made it a fabulous day of Cascadian skiing. We also found salmon spawning well above timberline in the headwaters of Cashmere Mountain (described in the article Mike referenced). More pics:


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