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Oct 12, 2016, Russell Glacier -last trip?
« on: 10/13/16, 03:44 PM »

Caught the last blue sky yesterday.  A ranger indicated the gate might close if they get significant snow from the current storm.  Spray Park had some snow and ice though not much, but enough to make x-c travel slow.  There were two scramblers ahead heading Obs Rock.  I chose to stay on the ridge trail to Echo and took me much longer than I anticipated through snow covered rocks.  Russell Glacier was a fine shape for skiing, ~6" wind-affected dense powder, I decided to call it "breakable powder" stiff but easily ski-able.  Stopped below 8500', skied 500', walked the rock field to ski down to the Cat Eye.  Hurried down the trail reaching my car at 7pm.  Should have started 2 hours earlier!

Let's hope for one more day of clearing with fresh snow before they close the road for the season.

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Re: Oct 12, 2016, Russell Glacier -last trip?
« Reply #1 on: 10/13/16, 07:43 PM »

Excellent shots in one of my favorite areas. Good info about the road. Thanks.
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