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JPH
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June 13, 2012 - Alpental
« on: 06/13/12, 11:29 PM »

After weeks of not being able to line up a schedule window with a weather window (I've found that babies can really lock down that schedule window...) I decided that today after work I would head up regardless of the forecast.  It turned out to be a good call with overcast skies but no precip.

Condition notes:

-Snow was continuous from the top of chair 2 to the base, but there will be some big dry spots at the base very soon. 
-The top of Nash is just barely connected at the entry.  A couple careful side steps avoided losing any ski base, but there will be a couple off snow steps required in the next few days.
-The Rollen fast track never disappoints.

The skiing was great from top to almost bottom, just the last few turns before the parking lot were sticky.  Go pluck the low hanging fruit before you need a ladder!

A few pics for conditions:


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Re: June 13, 2012 - Alpental
« Reply #1 on: 06/14/12, 07:07 AM »

Great post, thanks for the report and pics; maybe I'll try again Real Soon Now.

On the babies: true dat.
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Re: June 13, 2012 - Alpental
« Reply #2 on: 06/14/12, 09:08 AM »

anyone gone out towards source lake/pineapple/the tooth recently/?
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Re: June 13, 2012 - Alpental
« Reply #3 on: 06/14/12, 11:49 AM »

I was out that way Sunday. Continuous snow on the trail from the upper (closed) lot. Watch out for dog poop the first hundred yards. Plenty of snow in the basin.
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Re: June 13, 2012 - Alpental
« Reply #4 on: 06/14/12, 08:51 PM »

anyone gone out towards source lake/pineapple/the tooth recently/?

https://vimeo.com/44073026

A quick video of an outing on monday. Plenty of good coverage left. We should be skinning from the top lot for at least a few more weeks.
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Re: June 13, 2012 - Alpental
« Reply #5 on: 06/16/12, 04:55 PM »

since i asked...conditions are indeed continuous from the end of lot 4.  couple thin parts on the return track, but easily managable.  once you get past trashcan there is still loooots of snow. The snowbridge to pineapple pass is still in good shape but you never know when its going to change.  The tooth of course is dry and fun as always.
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