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haggis
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14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 01/14/16, 12:05 PM »

Called an emergency meeting of the “boards” last night for a hot lap before work this morning.  The clouds and snow that we got last night at Central/West dispersed and left us with a beautiful sunrise up high on Snoqualmie.  Skinning was great until around 5800 when the crust 6-8” below made things just plain annoying, slipping and a sliding.  Another group of 3 had passed us and were setting the skin track with a view to the slot but we had work to return to so stripped skins and rode down in really nice powder back to the car.  Sunshine was out and I’m guessing this slope will turn to junk later in the day and be pretty crispy tomorrow, it is SW facing after all.  It was surprisingly cold up high, around 23F which was a lot lower than the telemetry said it was going to be, maybe when the sky cleared it plummeted.  Made for better turns anyway.

Awesome start to the day.


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Re: 14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #1 on: 01/14/16, 12:24 PM »

 Nice R... that's some tasty light on chair  Cheesy
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Re: 14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #2 on: 01/14/16, 12:35 PM »

Light was beautiful this morning, the turns were the icing.
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Re: 14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #3 on: 01/14/16, 01:01 PM »

Nice! Glad to see the report. These clear skies are great. But I'll take the storms on the way
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Zap
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Re: 14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #4 on: 01/14/16, 01:17 PM »

Going to work with a smile.  Wink
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haggis
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Re: 14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #5 on: 01/14/16, 01:29 PM »

And a yawn! Wink
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Re: 14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #6 on: 01/14/16, 06:48 PM »

Nice work.. Sadly my dawn patrol days are over for now with a 7:00 am start time.
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Leyland
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Re: 14 Jan 2016 - Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #7 on: 01/16/16, 02:52 PM »

cool pics, thanks for sharing. it was a beautiful day in the source lake valley looking up at Mt Snoqualmie.
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