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A Very Alpental Christmas
« on: 12/25/13, 09:20 PM »

Took the split out for a walk this afternoon to the top of chair two. Coverage is still very thin with several creek crossings below the top of Armstrong, however the snow is certainly skinnable from the patio with a handful of creek crossings and bush whackings. Around the bottom of the Davey Jones' cliff band, coverage deepens dramatically and conditions improve significantly. Above Gunmount several spots have been scoured down to the underlying crust by the wind from Sunday/Monday's rain event, but their locations are obvious and easily avoidable.

Skipped out on Nash in favor of a lap under the upper chair as we observed some nasty (nashty?) and sizable day-old slide debris and obvious scoured spots in Upper Nash. Good conditions down to about the top of the Fan, which in its own was an adventure to navigate through, then clung to the mellower pitches down low - would advise exiting via the face between Sessel and St. Bernard as other routes cross multiple open creeks.

Lots of folks out today - I was surprised nobody had posted a TR yet. Maybe they were hoping to preserve it from the "hoards" tomorrow Grin


Moral of story is don't ski when you can snowboard
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Re: A Very Alpental Christmas
« Reply #1 on: 12/26/13, 07:19 AM »

Here's a Snoqualmie Pass to 5420' conditions video from the 24th...
Alta 12/24/13

Hyak 12/24/13
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