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Jake the Brit
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Jan 11th Hayk towards SilverPeak
« on: 01/12/17, 02:35 PM »

Yesterday PM I skinned up from Summit East, up the powerlines to Grand Junction, over towards windy pass, down the west facing slope between Catharine & Radiotower hill & towards Silver. I was aiming to get onto the NW ridge of Silver, but it was 4pm by the time I got there so I backtracked.

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Was creamy & wonderful in the (mostly flat) trees, and was super stable on west slopes, which were about 3600-4200vf. No evidence of any instabilities on this (tiny, but steep) west slope.
Areas that were exposed to the east wind were scoured & rock solid, with variable crust, but again no instabilities.

Moonrise over Alta & sunset over the sound. Peachy.
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flowing alpy
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Re: Jan 11th Hayk towards SilverPeak
« Reply #1 on: 01/17/17, 05:55 AM »

The Hayk:-)
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Re: Jan 11th Hayk towards SilverPeak
« Reply #2 on: 01/18/17, 07:55 PM »

Yesterday PM I skinned up from Summit East, up the powerlines to Grand Junction, over towards windy pass, down the west facing slope between Catharine & Radiotower hill & towards Silver. I was aiming to get onto the NW ridge of Silver, but it was 4pm by the time I got there so I backtracked.

Snow:
Was creamy & wonderful in the (mostly flat) trees, and was super stable on west slopes, which were about 3600-4200vf. No evidence of any instabilities on this (tiny, but steep) west slope.
Areas that were exposed to the east wind were scoured & rock solid, with variable crust, but again no instabilities.

Moonrise over Alta & sunset over the sound. Peachy.

Jake, all that way but no photos?  What time did you start up from Hyak?
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Jake the Brit
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Re: Jan 11th Hayk towards SilverPeak
« Reply #3 on: 01/19/17, 01:57 PM »

Hmmm, I think it was about 1.30ish setting out. ...and apologies for the lack of photos; I am in a love/ hate spiral with my camera right now & that day was not a camera lovin' day.
On another note though, the summit east runs were not open in the week & were powderpacked & supercreamy in the post moonrise light.
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