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ErikT
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April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« on: 04/08/15, 08:32 PM »

Kam and I headed out to Glacier Basin on Wednesday... left Seattle a bit before 4AM, biked into the TH from the turnoff from 410 towards White River ranger station. Road is now 99% snow free. Skinning from the TH is now no longer possible... it wasn't advisable this morning either, but if you've skiied with me you know I don't care. Thanks Kam for not mocking me too hard when I had to scrap untold amounts of crap off my skins a few hours in Smiley

So the snow was really good. Two 800' runs on the NE aspect of Ruth, and then a longer run from higher up on the Inter glacier. We wanted to do more laps on Ruth, but pinwheeling spontaneously erupted wherever Kam pointed his pole as a suggested highpoint for the next lap.

Probably still good on Thursday.... then maybe a refresh after the next storm?? go get it!!


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Re: April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« Reply #1 on: 04/08/15, 08:40 PM »

The original goal of an Interglacier descent was noble, but one finds it hard to continue into a whiteout when silken sunny slopes beckon. Great day Erik!

Besides the pinwheels, we were also able to release small wind-loaded slopes that had warmed in the sun.
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Re: April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« Reply #2 on: 04/08/15, 10:06 PM »

Looks perdy nice. How far from the TH to consistently reasonable skinning conditions?
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kamtron
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Re: April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« Reply #3 on: 04/09/15, 05:12 AM »

After about 1.5 miles the skinning is ok
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wcurchin
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Re: April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« Reply #4 on: 04/09/15, 08:11 AM »

Heck yea Kam!
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Re: April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« Reply #5 on: 04/10/15, 11:55 AM »

looks nice, mate!  and to think you could have been doing airchange rate calcs that day!
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Re: April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« Reply #6 on: 04/10/15, 01:41 PM »

Yeah funny how considering solar angle and heat transfer rates are much more fun outside than in a cubicle...

more photos here...
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Re: April 8, 2015 - Glacier Basin MRNP
« Reply #7 on: 04/10/15, 02:00 PM »

hooooo ah!
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