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pabloson
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Feb 21st Simcoe Mountains
« on: 02/22/14, 05:39 PM »

I had a stellar tour of the Satus pass area yesterday.  This was my 1st visit to this part of the Simcoes since the Monastery Fire.   I was tickled to see all of the new ski run possibilities, both from the fire-cleared foliage and from a bulldozed fire break.  Yakama tribal folks were there marking trees for a salvage operation so even more terrain may open up.

The snow was all over the place, but I found some good pow in the trees.  Seemed a little sketchy on the southeast slopes.  Brilliant warm sun shining on new snow - pinwheels etc, so I kept my head on a swivel. 

While the meager snowpack has been a bummer this winter, I HAVE been able to drive much further up the dirt roads and explore some new terrain and finally managed to summit Indian Rock after 10 years of trying!
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Re: Feb 21st Simcoe Mountains
« Reply #1 on: 03/04/14, 07:27 PM »

Where do you park to ski around Satus Pass? Is the old State Park a good starting point?
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Jake the Brit
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Re: Feb 21st Simcoe Mountains
« Reply #2 on: 03/04/14, 08:11 PM »

I'd use one of those swivels so long as I don't have to go to yoga to get one.
That's an interesting TR from a area I have only driven through as fast as possible.
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