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Donnelly_M
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10/2/2016, Heliotrope Ridge Not So Smooth
« on: 10/02/16, 11:38 PM »

Wanting to get the month of October out of the way, I decided to take my chances on Heliotrope Ridge where continuous ice, crust, and snow could be found at 6300 feet.  I would highly recommend ski crampons be used until more snow falls.  I almost backed out of skiing as the first 300 vertical feet were the hardest to skin up and ski down.  There were some good conditions higher up.  A good storm will smooth this area very nicely!


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Re: 10/2/2016, Heliotrope Ridge Not So Smooth
« Reply #1 on: 10/03/16, 10:29 AM »

Thanks for the report.  I'm really hoping for some freshies for OcTAYber   Cool
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Re: 10/2/2016, Heliotrope Ridge Not So Smooth
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/16, 12:05 PM »

The current Rainier forecast is looking nice for a refresh, although it might get warm in the weekend
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