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dberdinka
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October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« on: 10/26/12, 11:18 PM »

Thursday was clearly the day.  So I bailed out on all responsibility and went to my favorite early-season ski destination.   Crowds did not materialize.  In fact no one materialized.  Once I skinned-up about 3 miles in it was left up to me to bust trail all the way to the summit.   By the time I summitted the bluebird skies of morning had given way to dense cumulus in all directions.   I managed 1700'+ of fall line skiing in settled boot-top powder before deciding that heading directly to valley bottom was not happening.  I climbed back up to the regular approach before experiencing more excellent turns all the way down to Hannegan Camp.  Definitely one of the best October days I've ever had.












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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #1 on: 10/27/12, 12:36 AM »

Awesome pics
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Might not be the fastest but I get where I'm going!
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #2 on: 10/27/12, 12:54 AM »

Wow!

I'm in Hawaii and totally jealous. Can't wait to get home for snow.
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #3 on: 10/27/12, 07:24 AM »

I have been thinking about Ruth, but not doing anything about it.  Looks like you had the perfect trip fall colors clear day and fluffy snow! thanks for the report.
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #4 on: 10/27/12, 09:03 PM »

Beautiful, this makes me want to ski. 
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #5 on: 10/28/12, 10:02 AM »

wow.  October poster child non plus ultra.  nice timing!
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #6 on: 10/29/12, 05:41 PM »

Your mother says "Shape up!"; you should have done at least two more laps!  She said take her along and you won't get by with a single track in the snow.
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #7 on: 10/29/12, 09:26 PM »

It's still climbing season, it's still climbing season, it's still...dammit!  Not working. 

Great photos Darin.  I praise and curse you at the same time.
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Bob Kailewa
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #8 on: 10/30/12, 11:38 AM »

Damn. Looks like North Carolina gets some decent hills and pow.
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #9 on: 10/30/12, 06:05 PM »

North Carolina? I didn't think you could do this stuff out there (and I spent 24 years of my life in Winston Salem). Just moved to Seattle and now I see snow back home? Wtf? Lol

Where exactly is Ruth mountain?
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #10 on: 10/30/12, 07:08 PM »

My suspicion is that he's referring to the Ruth Mountain in the North Cascades.
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #11 on: 10/30/12, 07:28 PM »

That would explain A LOT. I knew there couldn't be that much snow back in NC this time a year.

I feel like an idiot now haha
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #12 on: 10/30/12, 07:44 PM »

I think he meant "NC", as in "No Contest" the best turns in October this year.
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #13 on: 10/30/12, 07:59 PM »

That would explain A LOT. I knew there couldn't be that much snow back in NC this time a year.
I feel like an idiot now haha
You just moved from the right coast to the left. I doubt anyone could fault you for not being in the know on "NC".

I think he meant "NC", as in "No Contest" the best turns in October this year.
See, even the old locals don't know for sure  Wink
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #14 on: 10/30/12, 08:30 PM »

The day I went skiing in North Carolina was the day I gave up skiing for good --- until I moved here.
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #15 on: 10/30/12, 09:28 PM »

See I'm the opposite. I grew up on the snow in NC. I feel like it gives me an appreciation for real mountains. Gotta love the east coast ice right? No? No one? Lol
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dberdinka
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #16 on: 10/30/12, 09:38 PM »

Hmmmmm.......yes it's NC for North Cascades.  A failed attempt to minimize confusion for the geographically impaired who might confuse Ruth Mountain for Mount Ruth.  Mount Ruth residing in MRNP...which does not stand for the Mullahs Republic of Northern Pakistan.

I'm sure many good turns were experienced in the North Cascades on that Thursday.  FWIW John my best turns always seem to occur in October!
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #17 on: 10/31/12, 02:09 PM »

Darrin -- ya jes gotta stop draggin' your right pole!!  Other than that, good work!
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Re: October 25th, 2012 Ruth Mountain - NC
« Reply #18 on: 11/01/12, 12:53 PM »

Nice style!

I like the hand drag..
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