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October 22, 2002, Sahale Peak
« on: 10/28/02, 03:52 PM »

With the high pressure window continuing, Amar mentioned heading up to Cascade Pass and climbing Sahale. ╩I knew this late in the year any skiing up there would likely be quite minimal (especially considering my recent trips to Baker). ╩Amar indicated that it would probably provide for a run in the neighborhood of 1,000 vf, however, the hauling of gear over 4,000' for that short of a run would not be worthwhile in his estimation. ╩However, I decided I wanted to haul my gear if, for nothing else, training purposes. ╩After hearing my plan, Amar decided to throw in his short skis for the trip. ╩Weather was excellent, however, once we reached the saddle the late season temperatures were quite evident with the cold winds. ╩Reached the snout of the glacier in the early afternoon and the glacier appeared to be in good condition for a south facing slope this late in the season. ╩Crevasses were minimal (3-4 max.) and quite avoidable and the slope provided virtually no suncups. ╩Skinned from the snout of the glacier up the first pitch to the rock band, and then hauled again to the near top. ╩Skied from the highest snow point at the base of the summit pyramid, in which the first 500+ of the slope was in the vicinity of 45 degrees. ╩Skiing was excellent up high, with 1-2 inches of corn on a solid base. ╩The remaining 500+ feet had already started to firm up despite the persistent mid afternoon sun (definitely showing October has arrived). ╩A long haul of skis for roughly 1,000 vf of skiing, but that first 500 feet on the downhill side of things made it worthwhile. ╩With the freezing level dropping significantly over the past week, conditions at this point would probably not warrant skiing.
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