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dkoelle
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Jan 6-8, 2017 Scottish Lakes High Camp
« on: 01/09/17, 10:11 AM »

Back up for our annual family trip.  As before, transportation and logistics were excellent, thank you Zeke, Erik and MacKenzie (and Chris). It was good and  cold, 5 degrees at the pickup point for a frigid snowmachine ride up to 5000 feet, where the thermometer said 2 degrees. The hot tub and sauna were perfect. In general the snow was excellent with week-old powder holding up well. There are curious voids at the bottoms; tree wells, the undersides of rocks and so on, reflecting the lack of any big rain and warm-cold cycles so far.  This kept us from being too ambitious in the lower elevation areas. Saturday was cold with high clouds and snowing by the afternoon so no long trips to the lake Julius area, just stuck around High Camp. We skied the 8 miles/3,000 foot drop out on the road Sunday, and there was a soft 1-3 inches of fresh cold powder on the well groomed logging road.  19 degrees at the car lot at 2,000 feet.  90 min delay about 12 miles of Goldbar about 5:45-7:15, according to Google due to an accident but it must have been cleared by the time we got there, so just a frustratingly slow tired trip home.  We witnessed the aftereffects of at least one other accident also and it was snowing heavily to about Goldbar. 
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Re: Jan 6-8, 2017 Scottish Lakes High Camp
« Reply #1 on: 01/09/17, 10:47 AM »

Cool, would love to see some pictures of the ski touring in that area
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Re: Jan 6-8, 2017 Scottish Lakes High Camp
« Reply #2 on: 01/09/17, 10:54 AM »

No pics this year.  Couple from Jan 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/koelle/albums/72157663420950665

This is the "High Country" that is best accessed during good weather, obviously.  In 2014 we went up Tamarack, and in 2016, Baldy, which is right next store.
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Re: Jan 6-8, 2017 Scottish Lakes High Camp
« Reply #3 on: 01/09/17, 12:11 PM »

I'm glad you had a good time up there, except of course for the "Sultan Shuffle" on Sunday evening. It's all too easy to underestimate the chill when riding on a snowmobile or sled for that long. And it can be even colder when skiing down a 7% grade for 45 minutes!
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