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Randy
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2/28/2015 Cowlitz Rocks
« on: 03/01/15, 09:38 PM »

Bill and I headed for Cowlitz via the usual 4th crossing / Mazama ridge approach.  It was windy and cool in the parking lot -- encounted Androolus and co while putting on skins at 4th crossing.   By the time Bill and I gained Mazama ridge, the winds had mellowed.   As we proceeded to Cowlitz Pass the winds died completely and it got a bit sweaty.   We snacked at Cowlitz pass and were joined by Floater for his 2nd lap on Cowlitz Rocks.   The west slope had boot top wind deposited snow that skied pretty well.    We traversed out along where the Paradise Ice caves existed back in the '60s and skinned a bit to enter the Golden Gate.  The wind deposited skiing down the gate was fine -- a bit more tracked and sun effected than the snow on Cowlitz but fine.   Returned the lot in time to hear the PA squaking for people to head home.   We made the Longmire gate with 12 minutes to spare.



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Re: 2/28/2015 Cowlitz Rocks
« Reply #1 on: 03/02/15, 06:10 AM »

Thanks for breaking the trail.

More photos of the beautiful day.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103727466702143735136/albums/6121135098030584657

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Re: 2/28/2015 Cowlitz Rocks
« Reply #2 on: 03/04/15, 03:20 PM »

Fun Day!  I had done two runs before I met you guys the folks I was skiing with had two leave early.  No way I had to keep skiing.  Always a great time skiing with you, Randy and both times I had decent snow, actually some powder.
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