telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
www.turns-all-year.com
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
11/24/17, 07:49 PM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
Second Ascent
Second Ascent
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2014 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  April 2014 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  April 27, Stevens Pass Backside
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: April 27, Stevens Pass Backside  (Read 3912 times)
avajane
Member
Offline

Posts: 750


April 27, Stevens Pass Backside
« on: 04/28/14, 01:05 PM »

On a day called "considerable" I went up to Stevens Pass for some afternoon exercise. I found, to my surprise, a recently groomed track leading right out of the cross country parking lot. There was only an inch of new but it wasn't raining, so I was pleased. On Jupiter, I found a couple of inches of new over a hard crust that wasn't going anywhere. Nevertheless, I stayed off the steeper aspects that had slid a few days earlier. The track will hold out for a little while. Where I was it was a 'low" danger day with the crust as firm as it was. If there was more snow on a steep aspect...

Despite my nice afternoon/evening on a "low" danger day - I'm in the doghouse for being out by myself again on a weekend where someone got badly hurt. I hope he recovers quickly and completely.


* IMG_1123.jpg (152.48 KB, 600x800 - viewed 903 times.)

* IMG_1142.jpg (105.36 KB, 816x800 - viewed 921 times.)

* IMG_1149.jpg (140.22 KB, 1000x750 - viewed 933 times.)
Logged

Brian Izdepski, Facebook TAY
rlsg
Member
Offline

Posts: 516


Re: April 27, Stevens Pass Backside
« Reply #1 on: 04/28/14, 05:19 PM »

I hope you dug a lot of PITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Logged
avajane
Member
Offline

Posts: 750


Re: April 27, Stevens Pass Backside
« Reply #2 on: 04/28/14, 06:07 PM »

I dug no pits, I did no ski cuts. I only had a few of the essentials.  The snow had a Polish Pucker factor of zero! I left my beacon on in my pack - since it's a nice pack and someone might want it. Also, I wouldn't want to break a rib falling on that boilerplate.
Logged

Brian Izdepski, Facebook TAY
rlsg
Member
Offline

Posts: 516


Re: April 27, Stevens Pass Backside
« Reply #3 on: 04/28/14, 06:23 PM »

I was joking--I AM GLAD YOU DUG NO HOLES!
Logged
avajane
Member
Offline

Posts: 750


Re: April 27, Stevens Pass Backside
« Reply #4 on: 04/28/14, 07:00 PM »

I'm joking about everything but "being in the doghouse".  It really makes it hard to explain why I am so safe by myself -when somebody goes out and get hurt.  Speaking of joking - wait till you see my next post...
Logged

Brian Izdepski, Facebook TAY
n16ht5
Member
Offline

Posts: 161


Re: April 27, Stevens Pass Backside
« Reply #5 on: 04/29/14, 09:50 AM »

nice
Logged
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service
Contact turns-all-year.com

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC


Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.