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John Morrow
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Feb. 15-16, 2013 Tatoosh: Foss Pk. ski and camp
« on: 02/16/13, 06:45 PM »

The weather and the snow quality has all changed now, but yesterday we got an afternoon start skiing into a beautiful clear Tatoosh afternoon. Then the rains and sleet came through the night.  Unapologetically, we bailed due to fog, saturated snow, and sleet and rain finally turning to snow.  

Leaving Narada Falls lot at almost 2PM yesterday, we skied into the basin below Castle and Foss Peaks and dropped the gear. We then skinned up to Foss Peak summit to enjoy the perfectly clear late afternoon light.  The climb was occasionally problematic in areas where the new snow was scoured to the very slick hard old rain crust.

The ski was nice on cold (ankle to mid-boot) powder on the hard crust from 6500 to 5500 feet, and then less deep wetter powder back to camp.

This morning looked glum so we packed up a day early, bailing on our hopes to go over to Uncorn Peak basin.




More pics and a vid with an embarrassingly out of breath photographer:

How many telemarkers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Six, one at the top of the ladder turning the bulb, and five at the bottom admiring the turns.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/sets/72157632785447246/


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Re: Feb. 15-16, 2013 Tatoosh: Foss Pk. ski and camp
« Reply #1 on: 02/16/13, 07:52 PM »

nice report.
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Re: Feb. 15-16, 2013 Tatoosh: Foss Pk. ski and camp
« Reply #2 on: 02/16/13, 08:36 PM »

Way to stick to your guns and give it your best shot .Something heroic about that!
Nice pics
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Re: Feb. 15-16, 2013 Tatoosh: Foss Pk. ski and camp
« Reply #3 on: 02/16/13, 09:42 PM »

Nice work! I was up there solo on friday, that must have been your groups fine skin track that I pararelled up.
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