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swaterfall
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Dec 28 Xtal Area Mystery Crust Oh No!!!
« on: 12/28/15, 04:42 PM »

Went up East Peak today to continue the powder slashing binge I've been on.

To my utter dissapointment there seems to have been a crust formed on ALL aspects from some cursed event. I suspect a freezing fog or the like. The crust is quite skiable but not as fun as what I've been accustomed to for the last 2 weeks.

Friends found it all the way to Goat Lk.

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peteyboy
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Re: Dec 28 Xtal Area Mystery Crust Oh No!!!
« Reply #1 on: 12/28/15, 07:17 PM »

In the Baker BC today it was a rind - more than a skin but not breakable crust - like on fancy round cheese.  But instead of breaking through it you sort of splooged through it to light fluff beneath it; as the day went on, the upper snow got warmer and what was under got more supportive.  Weird.  We blamed it on the fog.
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Re: Dec 28 Xtal Area Mystery Crust Oh No!!!
« Reply #2 on: 12/28/15, 08:18 PM »

At WP at 7000 Ft it was a bit settling POW about 6" on an even more settling base of another 6" and then consolidated snow all the way down deep.   All aspects of the compass were skied with no consequences and it will just get better with the new cold temps.   Midweek is pretty quiet, soloing til anyone shows up.
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Re: Dec 28 Xtal Area Mystery Crust Oh No!!!
« Reply #3 on: 12/29/15, 09:30 PM »

Snoqualmie is holding up pretty good. Only a little sun crust in spots, no mystery crust today.
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