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Oct 7, 2012, Ptarmigan Ridge, Minigolf
« on: 10/09/12, 02:35 PM »

The clear and warm day persuaded us to ski early October.

Circled and zigzagged through the overflowing Artist Point parking lot a few times to find a spot - pretty much the hardest part of the trip.

Trail to the ridge was crowded, so we were kept to a modest pace. In addition to the day hikers taking in the great weather, we saw about ten or so folks with the same thought as us. A bit over two hours from stepping off of the parking lot, we finally had skis on our feet.

Did a shorter than preferred circuit due to a late start. Short laps getting shorter as we made our way back to trail.

All in all, a beautiful day featuring some fun slushy October turns.

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Re: Oct 7, 2012, Ptarmigan Ridge, Minigolf
« Reply #1 on: 10/09/12, 04:09 PM »

All in all, a beautiful day featuring some fun slushy October turns.
"Slushy"?  We be jealous!  Did you ski on the S side of Pt. Ridge?  Or did the N side soften up too?
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Re: Oct 7, 2012, Ptarmigan Ridge, Minigolf
« Reply #2 on: 10/10/12, 08:01 AM »

I might have ogled your skis up on the trail Sunday afternoon... can't ski due to an arm injury but we were jogging up there and it was lovely.
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Re: Oct 7, 2012, Ptarmigan Ridge, Minigolf
« Reply #3 on: 10/11/12, 08:52 PM »

some fun slushy October turns.

October slush.  Sounds dreamy.  Soft snow is soft snow.  : )

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