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Apr 14th - Mt Herman and Baker BC
« on: 04/15/13, 09:16 PM »

Saturday was an epic April pow day so it was an all day inbounds kinda day, but after 3 or so it stopped snowing and was patchy clouds and sun, so obviously the next day was going to be a tour day.
We had entertained ideas to play around on Shuksan's N shoulder or NW couloir but after a little out loud thinking and a call to a friend, we conceded that Sunday was not the day for it.
Waking up at 4:30 is never fun, even for pow, so we slept in till 5:30 and hit the blueberry cat-skin track by 8:10.

Awesome day for touring. Patchy cloud, some bluebird, some sock-in times but they were always wait-out-able. There were a few observed natural slides in the morning, some looked like cornice falls and some small slabs.

The clouds that day really helped the Rocky-style pow stay cold and shreddable until about 1:00. Our runs down the NE aspect under chimney were awesome. The run down the main gully on Herman and then the ridge to the bottom was pretty good too around noon, but we saw quite a few more chudder fields and some little slabs if we cut really hard.

The big event of the day was around 1:15 when we were packing up the car there was that unmistakable sound, and looking up to the northen most E facing chute on Herman was a big ol' avy rolling down the slope. Hopefully this new layer slides and bonds quickly so we can get back out there!
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