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radka
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April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« on: 04/14/15, 08:46 PM »

I figured that as I am still alive since my last week's post, i.e. nobody has cut my throat (yet), I may as well post another report from the same area. Yes, we came back for more - and got a lot more than we expected. We had lofty goals - something about circumnavigating Cutthroat Peak, if even doable - but pretty quickly forgot about all that when we saw over a foot of fresh, fluffy snow that needed to be decorated with esthetic turns.

It was snowing pretty hard when we arrived, and all throughout the day, with lighter precip at the end of the day. It also stayed cold.

We ran into locals which was a good sign.





Our first run was in somewhat poor visibility, but still so good.





Chris triggered a small slide in a gully, maybe 6'' deep, 20x20 feet large. It didn't travel very far but confirmed the avalanche forecast for the day.



Up we went for more runs.



I would imagine that all these runs have names, but as we are not familiar with them, we named the following run "The Flying Kittens". It was so so good...kittens were flying all over the place.





Cornice the size of a kitty house



Flying kittens were so good - we needed more time with them.





We had already done over 5000 ft that day and, sadly, it was time to say good bye to kitties.



The last run of the day was amazing!







This was a very special day. Perhaps we are powder deprived after this season, but in our minds, these were some of the best turns we have ever had.



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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #1 on: 04/14/15, 09:01 PM »

wow, looks great!  anyone have an explanation why the washington pass telemetry did not/does not show this amount of new snow? what aspects did you find a foot+ of new on? could that have been lingering soft snow with a couple inches of fresh on top?
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #2 on: 04/14/15, 09:20 PM »

Not sure about "Flying Kittens", but yes skiing was sickly good.  Here is Ms. photographer:





Faint ski tracks below the Blue Lk col:

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Zap
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #3 on: 04/14/15, 09:26 PM »

Fantastic photos of powder fun. Wink
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danpeck
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #4 on: 04/14/15, 11:30 PM »

Soooooooo jealous!
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Floater
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #5 on: 04/15/15, 05:42 AM »

Wow  those meters fooled me as well - but way too long of a drive.  Best ski pics all year from PNW.
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #6 on: 04/15/15, 06:17 AM »

You lucky Devils what a day you had, beutiful pictures. Thanks
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #7 on: 04/15/15, 11:22 AM »

The third to last pic of the skier next the larch tree is awesome!
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #8 on: 04/15/15, 12:57 PM »

Hope Radka doesn't mind sharing her ski-porn pics here. Mine are here.
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #9 on: 04/15/15, 06:41 PM »

Which side did you come up?  We came up from Rainy Pass and didn't see anyone all day until we were about to start down from the Pass.

Super excellent skiing that day.
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Re: April 12, 2015, Washington Pass Flying Kittens
« Reply #10 on: 04/16/15, 04:39 PM »

Hello Mr. Red! We came up the N side of the Hwy - is that what you were asking?

Indeed, very memorable skiing! Glad you found the goods, too.

And thank you all!
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