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blackdog102395
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February 7, 2014-Mount Kalama
« on: 02/07/14, 11:04 AM »

Today conditions allowed for me to check a long standing tour off the list: Mount Kalama.  Skiable conditions on Mount Kalama are rare, but everything came together early this morning, making for a perfect tour of about 750 vertical feet.


Leaving from the hut


Starting the ascent up Fir St. Couloir


Making my way on River Watch St. Traverse


Climbing past Kalama Falls


Summit of Mount Kalama


The huts are much nicer on the summit


Powder turns on Taylor Rd. Glacier


Ready to drop into Fir St. Couloir


Looking back up Fir St. Couloir


Arriving back at the hut


Hut Life!

It's funny, I've knocked some long standing tours off the list this year despite the challenging conditions: Nisqually Chutes, Van Trump Park, and Table Mountain, but this one may be the most satisfying.
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MtnPavlas
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Re: February 7, 2014-Mount Kalama
« Reply #1 on: 02/07/14, 11:58 AM »

Pretty cool, man - way to go! Wondering if the hut is open to public ;- )
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Re: February 7, 2014-Mount Kalama
« Reply #2 on: 02/07/14, 01:45 PM »

Pretty cool, man - way to go! Wondering if the hut is open to public ;- )

This was all part of the master plan.  Now that I posted a trip report of this previously secret stash, I expect the TAY hordes to show up en masse.  The hut is open to the public, but isn't exactly cheap  Grin.
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Re: February 7, 2014-Mount Kalama
« Reply #3 on: 02/07/14, 02:18 PM »

running forest park i spied a few drops I'd like to take.  enough snow in the trees yet?  Smiley
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blackdog102395
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Re: February 7, 2014-Mount Kalama
« Reply #4 on: 02/08/14, 07:28 PM »

Mount Kalama is open for night skiing!

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blitz
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Re: February 7, 2014-Mount Kalama
« Reply #5 on: 02/08/14, 08:57 PM »

Delicious weather in Portland this weekend! I'm holed up in a N Portland hotel, helping my daughter ready for midterms. It was sunny all day in Bremerton when I drove down yesterday. Wish I brought my skis for those study breaks...
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Re: February 7, 2014-Mount Kalama
« Reply #6 on: 02/08/14, 10:58 PM »

jealous!
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