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March 18, 2012: Arrowhead
« on: 03/19/12, 01:38 PM »

Started skinning around 10 under party cloudy skies.

Pretty amazing snow, definitely the best day for me this season.  So good we went back up for a 2nd lap (daylight savings - you rock).

All near surface crusts disappeared by the time we reached the clear cut.  The snow just got better the higher we went.  Thanks a ton whoever put the skin track in (looks like it was put it on Saturday).

No wind and light snow fall all day.  Sun disappeared completely around 11-noon and only came out for about 20 minutes again around 2:30-3.  Did not observe any signs of instability and a pit from the party in front of us yielded good results.  The same party confirmed the good conditions with their whoots and trails of smoke.  I overheard one comment "Face shots are abundant today!"

Full pics here:!i=1756254774&k=S9f4Vk7

Summit, looking towards Jim Hill (hidden behind advancing cloud)


Radka succumbing to powder fever (her first face shot ever was Friday).

Jake the Brit

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Re: March 18, 2012: Arrowhead
« Reply #1 on: 03/19/12, 05:31 PM »

Dude, you are THE photographer, fabulous pics, even without much backdrop & mellow grade. I especially like the one of the ski, skiing on the person.
Can I ask you what camera are you using??

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Re: March 18, 2012: Arrowhead
« Reply #2 on: 03/19/12, 06:09 PM »

Thanks, Jake! I am glad you like the picture of my crash  Grin We are pushing our old Nikon D40 to its limits, but I got a brand new 10-20mm Sigma lens for my birthday that I like a lot. 

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Re: March 18, 2012: Arrowhead
« Reply #3 on: 03/21/12, 07:49 PM »

Keep shooting photos, those are great!
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