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silaswild
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December 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 12/26/15, 04:59 PM »

Snowpack seemed right side up to us and well consolidated. We enjoyed nice views, no wind, and fast boot top snow on west and south facing slopes between 3000-5400'.  Exact location is unimportant, right now it's all great!
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Re: December 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #1 on: 12/26/15, 05:53 PM »

Where you go? Kendall? Safe solo mission?
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Re: December 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #2 on: 12/26/15, 07:29 PM »

A turn on the steepest roll of the day got the top ~4" in a sheltered spot at ~4.5k to run loose-dry. No amount of kicking, stomping, trailbreaking, or wide-open skiing got anything else to move in sheltered spots/windward aspects. Snowladen trees (there are many) no longer reliably explode with a pole-tap. Cornices are big.  At pass level, there's a thin (warming?) crust on S/W slopes.

Consolidation is such that I'm switching back from fattest skis to default winter skis tomorrow.

Thank you, Winter (and friends on the skintrack). Today was like coming home.
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Roger Strong
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Re: December 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #3 on: 12/26/15, 08:16 PM »

 Smiley
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tabski
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Re: December 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #4 on: 12/26/15, 10:09 PM »

Hurrah!
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Re: December 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #5 on: 12/27/15, 03:20 PM »

nice report, silas. you get a nice parking spot?
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Re: December 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #6 on: 12/27/15, 04:40 PM »

Mt Catherine trees skied really nice yesterday, too. We observed similar conditions with what's described above.

Thanks to the good elf who put in the skintrack and whom we met on his way down. All in all, saw some 10 people on the mountain, including our group of two.
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