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May 21, 2014, Red Mountain (Snoqualmie)
« on: 05/21/14, 08:01 PM »

We did a morning trip out to Red Mountain (Snoqualmie), leaving Seattle a bit after 5am, crossing the log bridge at 6:40am, and topping out just before 9am to beautiful sunshine. We promptly skied down the mostly shady slope due to our schedule, though we might have been able to wait slightly longer to let some sun and temps soften the semi-breakable overnight crust over the protocorn. Perhaps risky to push it on warming days though.

Approach notes: we skinned from the car to within ~700 feet of the top, and then booted the rest in not-quite-consolidated protocorn. It appears that a quite large avalanche had recently come off of the face and swept down the avy chute, breaking many trees (see pic). Luckily that which remained on the face was more than sufficient to climb and ski.











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Re: May 21, 2014, Red Mountain (Snoqualmie)
« Reply #1 on: 05/21/14, 08:45 PM »

Nice, guys. Wow, snow is receding quickly
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Re: May 21, 2014, Red Mountain (Snoqualmie)
« Reply #2 on: 05/21/14, 11:28 PM »

Nice, J Ash! Did you stay on schedule to pull tough at one of the exits?

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Re: May 21, 2014, Red Mountain (Snoqualmie)
« Reply #3 on: 05/22/14, 06:58 PM »

Yes sir, though regrettably we did not follow through on rap-skiing some 5.12's, despite carrying all our backcountry bling bling up to the wall Cheesy
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