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April 18th, 2014 Pilchuck, AS GOOD AS IT GETS
« on: 04/20/14, 10:10 AM »

Chris Olson and I only had a short day to get out and play in the snow, before I had to drive around the Mountain loop to do some work in Darrington. The obvious answer was something on the loop and Pilchuck it was, as we figured that we would have a better chance of clearing. The plan was to park at Heather lake Trailhead and climb up Bob's gully out of the cirque, ski a few runs and follow our ascent back to the cars. To our pleaseant surprise, the lower gate was open! So we proceeded on up to the upper gate. It also was open! Thanks Mr. Forbes and those responsible for the openings!

You can drive within a half mile of the parking lot. This years lower elevation snowpack is thin compared to the few previous years. The first stretch of trail is allready showing dirt! You can still stay on snow if you do a little twisting and winding. I'm afraid it is going to be a short Pilchuck season this year, unless you want to hike the trail.
I will let my video do the rest of the talking.
Go get it before it melts out!
http://thesnowtroopers.com/2014/n-cascades-wa-mount-pilchuck/
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Re: April 18th, 2014 Pilchuck, AS GOOD AS IT GETS
« Reply #1 on: 04/20/14, 04:51 PM »

very nice!!!!
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Re: April 18th, 2014 Pilchuck, AS GOOD AS IT GETS
« Reply #2 on: 04/20/14, 07:58 PM »

THat looks fun.  I need to get over to that side of the mountains one of these days and visit Mt. Pilchuck.
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Re: April 18th, 2014 Pilchuck, AS GOOD AS IT GETS
« Reply #3 on: 04/21/14, 10:30 AM »

Nice little island in the sun you found
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Re: April 18th, 2014 Pilchuck, AS GOOD AS IT GETS
« Reply #4 on: 04/21/14, 10:16 PM »

great video Jeff and Brianna!  The music was excellent.
Thanks,
Rusty
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Re: April 18th, 2014 Pilchuck, AS GOOD AS IT GETS
« Reply #5 on: 04/23/14, 08:56 PM »

Thanks for the TR. Awesome, inspiring vid!
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