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April 13, 2014, Pilchuck
« on: 04/15/14, 08:31 PM »

Arrived at the Heather Lake TH at 8:45 under clear skies and a definite spring morning feel in the air.

Stayed on the road most of the way, opting out of the abandoned road at ~2700' because it looked like a creek and I wanted to stay in my running shoes. Snow started at ~2900' with maybe 2' of snow in the summer lot. Should be easier access soon.

Good coverage but had to boot a few times as areas that hadn't received sun were crusted over pretty good and I didn't have ski crampons. Booted the ridge too as the sun hammered south face was pretty sloppy and loose by that time. Reached the lookout a hair after 1. Nobody home and views for days.

Nice corn up top with a few still firm spots. Mush below 3500 and a sticky spring coat for my bases.


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Re: April 13, 2014, Pilchuck
« Reply #1 on: 04/15/14, 08:50 PM »

Awesome-most enticing pics of Pilchuck I've seen yet!
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At least it's not Yawgoo Valley....
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Re: April 13, 2014, Pilchuck
« Reply #2 on: 04/18/14, 09:04 AM »

oh man.. I'm salivating.. need some good weather! nice work!
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