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January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« on: 01/19/13, 04:21 PM »

Great corn above 3500' for 2pm descent.   Minimal west wind.   6-8" slush on south facing slopes below 3500'.  Skied the central gully within 500 yds of the car.  Kinda brushy after that.  

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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain
« Reply #1 on: 01/19/13, 05:37 PM »

Page Type   Name   Location   Range    Elev-Ft    Prom-Ft   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-WA     Cascade Range     5629   1149   Radius Search
Range   Granite Mountains   North America     Rocky Mountains             
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-CA     Great Basin Ranges     6762   2792   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-CA     Great Basin Ranges     4331   3314   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-AZ     Southwest Basins and Ranges     7626   1666   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-NV     Great Basin Ranges     8419   2846   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-CA     Central and Southern California Ranges     5633   1953   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-WA     Cascade Range     7144   1064   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-CA     Central and Southern California Ranges     6600   400   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-WA     Cascade Range     7366   1566   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-ID     Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains     8479   1715   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain-South Peak   USA-WA     Cascade Range     7080   440   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-MT     Central Montana Rocky Mountains     10640   1200   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain-Granite Peak   USA-NV     Great Basin Ranges     8339   339   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-OR     Columbia Plateau     9040   80   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountains High Point   USA-CA     Great Basin Ranges     5295   1855   Radius Search
Range   Granite Mountains   North America     Intermountain West             
Peak   Little Granite Mountain   USA-AZ     Southwest Basins and Ranges     7089   1009   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-AZ     Southwest Basins and Ranges     4052   1072   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-AZ     Southwest Basins and Ranges     4699   1079   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-WA     Cascade Range     6688   0   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   Canada-BC     Columbia Mountains     6680       Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-TX     Great Plains     969   89   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain Benchmark   USA-CA     Great Basin Ranges     6739   243   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-CA     Great Basin Ranges     8920       Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain   USA-OK     Great Plains     2177   257   Radius Search
Peak   Granite Mountain-Peak 7185   USA-AZ     Southwest Basins and Ranges     7185   185   Radius Search
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #2 on: 01/19/13, 06:49 PM »

Yep, the Granite Mountain south of Canada and north of Mexico!  Smiley
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #3 on: 01/20/13, 12:28 AM »

Great report!  Any signs of significant recent instability on the south face?
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #4 on: 01/20/13, 11:19 AM »

Juneuary touring on Granite: It is fantastic to harvest corn with an eclectic group of fog busting ski enthusiasts without spending more than 50 minutes traveling from Seattle.
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #5 on: 01/20/13, 01:04 PM »

not that it matters, but wherever that list is from got the MT granite peak's elevation wrong. its 12,799 not 10640
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #6 on: 01/20/13, 02:21 PM »

you from montana burns?  granite be my stomping grounds...and you're right they got the elevation all wrong...course there could be another granite in the beartooths....
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #7 on: 01/20/13, 02:25 PM »

@silas.  i was going to do this yesterday...but i was an idiot and went for gunn peak again...all north facing with a crappy 4mi logging road approach and THEN 3.5k of climing.  needles so say i climed 3k vert which was just the logging road and then had to turn around and get impaled by fallen trees. 
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #8 on: 01/21/13, 02:29 PM »

thanks for the post, we followed Sunday and had a great spring day.  perfect corn.  busting the last part to the road was the most fun part, huh!?   
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Re: January 19, 2013, Granite mountain (I-90 exit 47)
« Reply #9 on: 01/21/13, 04:21 PM »

We followed up on Sunday as well - quite a few parties up there... at least 3-4 groups on skis/boards and a few other paries on foot.

We left the descent a bit late at 2:30. Enjoyed excellent snow until around 4000', where it started to get a bit sloppy. Thanks for the timely report that reminded us of this big south face! We followed tracks down the central gully, but didn't have the desire to tangle with as much brush, so bailed to the trail for the short walk out. Had we known the conditions, we would have taken out at the higher trail intersection. 

Erik
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