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August 2, 2014 ONP Elk Mountain
« on: 08/03/14, 05:31 PM »

I found some skiable snow about 2-1/2 miles past the end of the Obstruction Point Road.  The Obstruction Patch just before road end has about 200' of snow with the usual micro-approach, though it was smaller than last September 2.
The biggest remnant lines are visible just west of the E summit; I looked into several sucker-chutes before getting to the best ones between the 2 summits.  560 v.f. of chattery cups to a nice outrun. 
There was more below but about 100 yards to get to it.  Wildflowers were profuse, especially compared to the snow. What's there will continue for a week or so, but will probably continue to wither away.  I'd better ask some of the locals to check the patches before I look for autumn turns!   Smiley
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Re: August 2, 2014 ONP Elk Mountain
« Reply #1 on: 08/03/14, 10:00 PM »

Glad you skied that patch, man. My wife and I spied that while hiking last weekend. I was wishing I had brought the skis.
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Re: August 2, 2014 ONP Elk Mountain
« Reply #2 on: 08/04/14, 09:27 AM »

We should get out skiing this fall---maybe NOT the Elk Mtn. chutes....
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