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skier8484
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January 27, 2012, Mt. Baker Backcountry
« on: 01/28/12, 12:02 PM »

Couple shots from a fun/long day in the Baker backcountry yesterday.  Ran into all sorts of conditions ranging from pow to manky/hard avi debris.  The latter was made significantly more challenging given we skied it in the dark after a route finding mishap late in the day.  Burger month at Boomer's (bbq burger + swiss bacon burger + waffle fries) rounded out a great day.

Baker:


Shuksan:


Large cougar tracks:


Allen in action:




Corey in action:




Pillows!
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Re: January 27, 2012, Mt. Baker Backcountry
« Reply #1 on: 01/28/12, 02:57 PM »

Killer shots!

Thanks for posting!

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Re: January 27, 2012, Mt. Baker Backcountry
« Reply #2 on: 01/28/12, 02:58 PM »

Sweet photos!  In the first skier action shot, is that a small avy crown in the near background?
Or is it a traversing ski track that brushed a bit of rock? What's the story?
-tx for the good post-
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Re: January 27, 2012, Mt. Baker Backcountry
« Reply #3 on: 01/28/12, 03:22 PM »

In the first skier action shot, is that a small avy crown in the near background?

Good eye Silas.  It's a small ~4" or so crown likely from wind loading on lee slopes (ridges were pretty scoured in places).  This was a reasonably common site throughout the day, with no larger instabilities witnessed.
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Re: January 27, 2012, Mt. Baker Backcountry
« Reply #4 on: 01/28/12, 05:04 PM »

I'm jealous. Well done.
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Re: January 27, 2012, Mt. Baker Backcountry
« Reply #5 on: 01/29/12, 09:26 AM »




Looks like Anderson Creek in the background. What was the ski out to the highway like at the bottom? Was there enough snow?
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Re: January 27, 2012, Mt. Baker Backcountry
« Reply #6 on: 01/29/12, 09:31 AM »

Gulp....

Cougars like deep pow? My biggest fear in the BC is now going to keep me spooked to a much higher elevation thanks...

Although South in leavenworth was loaded with cougars yesterday. John and I where lucky to get out unscathed.

Nice looking trip guys!

and psst, Silas has nice eyes too, but that's Mack...
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