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Roger Strong
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Feb 11th, 2014 Snoqualmie Dawn Patrol...touchy!!
« on: 02/12/14, 07:12 AM »

breaking trail on 6" of heavy new at 5:45am, 3,200ft...telemetry was correct and knowing it was going to be a lower angle lap through old growth, we were curious of the 18" of new above 5k...pit profile at 5,200 answered expectations:

isolated CT on WSW 28 degree slope; 155cm from surface to 9 day old rain crust (bonding to that layer is decent and could not find the hoar layer observed around Stevens)

1st 20 cm failed on 2nd light wrist tap
2nd 20 cm failed on 1st wrist tap
3rd 20 cm failed on 3rd wrist tap

Pulled the skins to make for a short lap and get out from under steeper terrain...first 400ft skied well...then a mine field of tree bombs and dense thermal layer back to the car made for fine physio training and lower knee stabilizer strengthening! no matter what the conditions, we are always blessed with a great hike!...be careful out there amigos! 
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Re: Feb 11th, 2014 Snoqualmie Dawn Patrol...touchy!!
« Reply #1 on: 02/12/14, 07:31 AM »

Thanks for the update Roj - this weekend could be quite a mess!  Glad you're out getting some cardio Smiley
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Re: Feb 11th, 2014 Snoqualmie Dawn Patrol...touchy!!
« Reply #2 on: 02/12/14, 09:24 AM »

breaking trail on 6" of heavy new at 5:45am, 3,200ft...telemetry was correct and knowing it was going to be a lower angle lap through old growth, we were curious of the 18" of new above 5k...pit profile at 5,200 answered expectations:

isolated CT on WSW 28 degree slope; 155cm from surface to 9 day old rain crust (bonding to that layer is decent and could not find the hoar layer observed around Stevens)

1st 20 cm failed on 2nd light wrist tap
2nd 20 cm failed on 1st wrist tap
3rd 20 cm failed on 3rd wrist tap

Pulled the skins to make for a short lap and get out from under steeper terrain...first 400ft skied well...then a mine field of tree bombs and dense thermal layer back to the car made for fine physio training and lower knee stabilizer strengthening! no matter what the conditions, we are always blessed with a great hike!...be careful out there amigos! 


i hope people listen.
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