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jtack
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March 13, 2012, Mission
« on: 03/14/12, 09:57 PM »

The telemetry suggested it would be a good day to go do a lap at Mission so M Rolfs and I made a plan to meet for his extended lunch break.  There was a little of everything, sun, wind, snow, and grapple.  We were hoping for 8 or 10 inches of fresh, but it seemed like a combination of wind and temperature conspired to suppress some of the fun factor.  It was not really breakable, but more like rutable, you could turn in it and mostly stay on top, but there was no relaxing.  We actually found better turning the further down the mountain we went. At the parking lot Mike departed for work, and I turned around and made a half lap.  (all photos by M)


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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #1 on: 03/15/12, 08:04 AM »

Wow, you're sure right. Grouse camp showed 1"WE in 48 hours or so.

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/sntl-datarpt.jsp?site=507&days=7&state=wa

Thanks for not letting it lure me in too.
John
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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #2 on: 03/15/12, 12:34 PM »

I thought it was well worth the time away from work.  Jamie forgot to mention that the hazard outlook included both possible stiff slabs and also vicious attack dogs.
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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #3 on: 03/15/12, 04:34 PM »

I thought tuesday and wednesday were great. Today was great too. Didn't really notice the stiff slab. My dog thought the attack dog was amusing, Jamie didn't.
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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #4 on: 03/16/12, 09:14 PM »

A buddy and I splitboarded up on Tuesday and found the same mixed bag of conditions and snow. And before we start the whole 'up-hill policy' debate, we checked in w/ mountain ops and got the go-ahead  Wink

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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #5 on: 03/17/12, 10:08 AM »

Nice picture, took me awhile to figure it out, good eye for picking such a good line.
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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #6 on: 03/17/12, 09:59 PM »

Where is this?
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aaron_wright
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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #7 on: 03/18/12, 05:43 AM »

The closed (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) Mission Ridge ski area.
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Re: March 13, 2012, Mission
« Reply #8 on: 03/18/12, 07:41 AM »

Where is this?

That line is called 'hourglass'
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