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Bryan L
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April 4, 2015, Slot Couloir
« on: 04/07/15, 11:21 AM »

No sense in glossing it over - the shwack up, and down, Snoqualmie, sucked. Up the Phantom, over to the SE shoulder, then, blessedly, transitioning from post-holing to skinning on the shoulder at 5k feet. Really nice above that (would have been even nicer had I remembered water). Found a skin track coming directly up from the Phantom - should've taken that way to save some time - then popped out at the Slot drop-in. My first time - mighty photogenic! And steeper than I expected. The snow in the couloir was awesome, and, had I not forgot my poles, would have been the funnest skiing I've done in a while.

Lessons of the day:
1. checklists are handy in the pre-dawn hours
2. a trip to the Slot may take longer right now
3. brace for a minor ass-kicking in the forest


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r1de
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Re: April 4, 2015, Slot Couloir
« Reply #1 on: 04/07/15, 11:27 AM »

Outstanding!  I've still not made it up there yet, and really been wondering about it this year.  Well done, and great TR.
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