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Jan 29, 2013 Kendall Knob Wallowfest
« on: 01/29/13, 03:44 PM »

Patrick did a great job summing up Snoqualmie area trees today in this post:

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=27241.0

Only thing I'd add is that they must be really strong because for us it was a tough wallow of a climb, skinning through up to 24" of mashed potatoes, to reach the Knob.  We each led breaking trail for 100 steps, switched off,  picniced for a few minutes behind the new leader,  and at step 50 or so started back up to catch the trailbreaker at about step 75!
Many, many thanks to Pico for bearing more than the brunt of the trailbreaking.

As Patrick said, though, it actually skied pleasantly nice until near the bottom in the tree bomb and warm zone.  We found very similar stability, unable to get a couple steep rolls to move.  Just a mass of cohesion with little upside-down profile, surprising us also, considering the predicted rising temps through the storm.

Took longer to climb 1700 vertical feet today than 3500 vertical feet yesterday, covering 1/3 the distance!!!!!

A few more unspectacular pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/sets/72157632641811409/


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