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June 14, 2013 Mt Washington, Oregon
« on: 06/16/13, 01:58 PM »

We attempted to climb Mt Washington on Friday but due to a layer of fresh, but all ready disintegrating rime from the storm the previous day we opted to mostly just make some sweet turns in the bowl.

We got an early enough start that conditions were firm on the way up for our first lap but our ass dragging earlier on in the morning paid off and it was perfect corn by the time we reached our high point on the west ridge.



This drop in was a little steeper and faster than I thought I could ski that morning but I followed Adam's example and made it down just fine.



Perfect weather and good snow made for an awesome 17 seconds.



It was so good, we did it again.



Two was enough for me but Adam and J-man couldn't get enough and decided to rip it one more time while I worked on my tan and stuffed my fat face.




Another outstanding day workin' the Oregon corn fields!





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Re: June 14, 2013 Mt Washington, Oregon
« Reply #1 on: 06/16/13, 09:23 PM »

Stoke! 

Did you guys boot up the bowl for first tracks, or did you climb the ridge and drop in form the top? 

The meadow hiking shot??  Did you guys take the west bowl down to the PCT.

Nice Job Boys.
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Re: June 14, 2013 Mt Washington, Oregon
« Reply #2 on: 06/17/13, 11:55 AM »

Nice work!! I was there 2 weeks ago, I was still able to ski all the way to the PCT at that time. I had the unconsolidated mush as well, a bit spooky! The boot up the wets face is surprisingly fast, I think easier than slogging in snow along the north ridge. Get the corn while you can!!
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Re: June 14, 2013 Mt Washington, Oregon
« Reply #3 on: 06/17/13, 06:09 PM »

We approached via the meadows trail but cut south looking for skinnable snow. Found nasty melting out tree wells and other such cascade goodies. Would have been a good route...2 or 3 weeks ago.

I wanted to try to hunt for snow down to the PCT by trying to traverse out via the west ridge, but mutiny occurred and my partners , justifiably fearing a ski out through the 20 ft deep tree wells we climbed through earlier, outvoted me and we skied to the meadows and enjoyed the pleasant walk out.

All in all it was a great day out despite carrying the skis quite a bit.

Next year we're going earlier!

More pics cuz it was so damn good!





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