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12/13/14 Heliotrope
« on: 12/17/14, 12:07 AM »

Road clear to trailhead, Trail was in good shape, creek crossings easily manageable with careful steps.  Not too muddy/icy.  Snow/bootpack began at the junction of the climbers trail up Hogs back. At least a dozen folks out lapping the top 800' or so from the saddle at about 7k. Sunny, cool in the shade, not too windy. Great top layer of 2 or so soft inches that was well bonded to the firm base -rode very smooth.  Wasn't quite as fun lower than that, light breakable crusty top coating and an occasional sprinkling of death cookies to weave through. Chatted with a splitboarder who booted up to the summit without crampons, he reported good turns on the upper mountain.

Super fun day out, great surfing in a gorgeous area!

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Mike Cheney

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Re: 12/13/14 Heliotrope
« Reply #1 on: 12/17/14, 07:42 AM »

I was up there a few weeks back and the icy road was the sketchy part... Hopefully get back up there on Sat ... Thanks for the beta and pics!

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
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