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Norseman
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June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« on: 06/23/15, 06:39 AM »

Quality turns with a few pals to mark the downhill sunslide. Missed a couple groups of friends, seen from afar.
Happy summer, everyone!

















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Re: June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« Reply #1 on: 06/23/15, 08:24 AM »

great pics! 

how close to Spray Park/Wonderland Trail could you ski?   Curious if one has to carry gear nearly to the Flett lobe between Echo & Observation Rocks before skis hit snow. 

thanks.
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Re: June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« Reply #2 on: 06/23/15, 08:54 AM »

Looking down into Spray Park as the sun sets.



Yes, you'll need to walk all the way to the base of the Flett @6.5-6.7K to take the skis off the pack.

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Re: June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« Reply #3 on: 06/23/15, 09:15 AM »

According to a party member that left on Saturday afternoon, one could travel mostly on snow to near the Spray Park trail by keeping just east of the climber's trail.
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Re: June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« Reply #4 on: 06/23/15, 10:54 AM »

Fabulous photos.
On another note; I had a really fast trip up there once by just hiking the climbers trail almost all the way with boards-on-back. Since the split can be suspect on hard up-tracks I stayed on foot a long way. Sacrilege I know, but highly effective. Ptarmigan Ridge is looking good!
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Re: June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« Reply #5 on: 06/23/15, 01:03 PM »

Looks awesome.  Thanks for the photos, especially of the Edmunds headwall.  I had discounted it this year but may re-think.  You guys didn't get any views of the lower west face, did you? Anybody interested in a trip...?
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Re: June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« Reply #6 on: 06/23/15, 02:54 PM »

Nice, Norseman! I'd have joined you all, but was finally able to rally someone to join me for a successful trip to the Boulder-Park.
Happy summer!
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Re: June 20-21, 2015: Solstice Party on Russell/Flett
« Reply #7 on: 06/24/15, 11:21 AM »

Thanks for the great pictures, I had a great solstice camp, but sadly just enough snow to cool a beer.
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