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Vince Lamphier
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Jan. 28, 2012, Swift Creek Drainage, Mt Baker
« on: 01/30/12, 10:14 AM »

  Me and Mitchell Started out the day thinking we were going to have some nice filtered light, but as I headed up the hill in my car it began to snow, which changed the plan a bit. We decided to go for some trees for perspective and Swift creek became the place. The snow was light and fluffy and great to begin the day and got a little heavier as the day went on. The snow pack seemed very secure and deeep in spots. I hiked up a fairly steep incline to get a shot and I was packing 7' of snow to get a position . The landing off of this launch pad was nothing but pillow soft pow.Towards the end of the day the snow got heavier and I got stuck as you'll see in the last photo. It was a great day in the back country.

Here are some more photos from the dayhttp://whatcomstudio.zenfolio.com/


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Re: Jan. 28, 2012, Swift Creek Drainage, Mt Baker
« Reply #1 on: 01/30/12, 12:30 PM »

Good to hear that you had a good day and good to run into you in Maple Falls.  Our lap of Table turned out to be adventurous and fun as well. Smiley
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Re: Jan. 28, 2012, Swift Creek Drainage, Mt Baker
« Reply #2 on: 01/31/12, 06:28 PM »

Good to hear that you had a good day and good to run into you in Maple Falls.  Our lap of Table turned out to be adventurous and fun as well. Smiley
Same to you Jason. Good to here you had a good day as well. See you next time!
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