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Charlie Hagedorn
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February 9, 2013 Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 02/09/13, 06:40 PM »

6-8" crushed velvet above 4k on sheltered, shady, and open. Soft breakable crust on steeper S aspects. 2-3" mush at pass level in late afternoon. 

At 4k, the new/old bond 6-8" down is ~Q2. Snow above is so soft, propagation was negligible.

Tour was Commonwealth, Kendall peak lakes, Hyak,  Central, West, Alpy. Started 12:45, missed last chair 2 by 30 seconds.
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Re: February 9, 2013 Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/13, 10:37 AM »

Wow, that's a lot of mileage! I guess you walked from Gold Creek to Hyak, then lift assist up? Then walk back to Alpental? I give you right to claim a circumnav of the Summit-I90 corridor Wink
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Re: February 9, 2013 Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #2 on: 02/11/13, 10:01 AM »

Shuttle to Alpental. It's a fun loop - the second time I've done it. It's a fun way to cover a lot of distance, most of it downhill. It's a good bet for a short day with crusty snow (if you have a pass), as much of the descent is on the Kendall Peak Lakes snowshoe trail .

Splits were 1:02 up, 1:30 Gold Creek Sno-park, 2:36 Chair 2 (started 12:54 from Commonwealth trailhead.). Got lucky on the shuttle front, I think. Lifts used were Hyak, Silver Fir, and Triple-60. Allow another hour+ if you're unfamiliar with the area, especially below Kendall Peak Lakes.  I didn't make the lakes proper, just not sure how to describe the basin that drains from them.
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John Morrow
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Re: February 9, 2013 Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #3 on: 02/11/13, 10:09 AM »

Creative, Charlie, thanks for the idea!!!!
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