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November 30, 2014, Stevens Pass
« on: 11/30/14, 05:01 PM »

Cold clear weather dried out the snows of Friday and Saturday, so we found squeaky 6" fluff on top of hard 8" base at the lodge.  Even at 5500' we found booting better than skinning through the trees.  Here and there we found a few hundred feet of 12-16" powder, and sadly the lurking sharks took some ptex bites.
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Re: November 30, 2014, Stevens Pass
« Reply #1 on: 11/30/14, 06:09 PM »

What silas said. Except for the bootpacking part and the shark bites. We made some skippy turns through low angle terrain above 4500' on Brooks, then a final slog to the top of Skyline as the shadows grew long. Beautifully clear weather, but frigid temps - the thermometer outside the bump shack read 9F (@ 5250') when we started our last descent, brr! I buried the nose under a snow snake midway to the bottom and slammed my head and shoulder hard on the firm base below the soft snow. Glad I put on the ol helmet for that lap as it'd have been lights out if I hadn't.


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