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silaswild
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April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« on: 04/23/12, 03:35 PM »

Joined a dozen folks on this tour today. After a low of 50 degrees at Paradise, conditions were already soft slushy at 930.  Oddly the gate was closed until 907am, why?

There is enough snow that we were able to ski a new line for me, skiers right of the main gully, more west facing.  Like the weekenders reported, snow was grabby on all less steep slopes. Warm and sunny lunch and cold beer at the bridge parking lot. The last bit before the bridge could soon require a scramble around open water.

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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #1 on: 04/23/12, 03:40 PM »

Zach and I skied that chute to skier's right last June - but not on purpose.  We hit a cloud deck at about 8000 feet and ended up one chute too far west.  But it went, and we now call it the "nisqually chute white-out variation".
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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #2 on: 04/23/12, 05:56 PM »

Hi, Silas.

Members of my party skied that same line on 4.21, reporting it to be pleasurable. I have yet to ski that exact variation but might do so in the near future. How was the debris situation?

Wet slides had left some chunks on Saturday.

Cheers!
Jessie
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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #3 on: 04/23/12, 07:05 PM »

Thanks for the cold Rainier in the parking lot Silas!
Good to see you.
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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #4 on: 04/24/12, 09:43 AM »

How was the debris situation?
Wet slides had left some chunks on Saturday.

Cheers!
Jessie

Mostly smooth slop with a few chunks here and there...

Fun day!
Great to meet everyone!

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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #5 on: 04/24/12, 09:06 PM »

drove up from cougar, left the parking lot at 1133 for a reported 3hr 43 min ski to muir; the venerable Dod leading the charge:


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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #6 on: 04/24/12, 10:42 PM »

I second the thanks for the most fitting refreshment for the moment! Ever!
Nice meeting you all, what a great area. I shall return!


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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #7 on: 04/24/12, 10:44 PM »

More photos...


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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #8 on: 04/25/12, 09:29 AM »

what acrew!!

Notice how in every photo Silas posted, Zach is wearing less and less?

my obligatory spring comment...

I see nipple!!
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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #9 on: 04/25/12, 02:53 PM »

Thanks again for the ice old Rainier Silas and friends! Nothing better than a cold one after roasting in the chute. Hope to see y'all out in the hills
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Re: April 23, 2012, Nisqually Chutes
« Reply #10 on: 04/27/12, 05:08 PM »

Some video from the day...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrEQvh_rnTc&feature=colike
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