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May 19, Alpental Valley
« on: 05/19/12, 03:12 PM »

Headed over the Snow Lake divide for Mt Roosevelt this morning.  Consolidation is preceding nicely from what I could tell, and the cornices are less menacing.  Corn o'clock for solar aspects is around 10:30-noon.  Things that had been baking all morning were sticky by 1PM.

The lakes are still snow covered, with just the beginnings of some melt pools forming on the perimeter.  There's still some hang fire on steep slabs to come down.  At 8AM,  one of the slabs above Source Lake, and below Hemlock avalanched.  Not a huge slide, but it kept me form lingering below similar terrain.

The Bryant Couloir was about as runneled and messy as it looked, which is to say, not horrible, but not ripper either.  There's still an easy way through the choke, but the moats and slots are growing bigger.

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Re: May 19, Alpental Valley
« Reply #1 on: 05/19/12, 06:20 PM »

Thanks for the update
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