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1-19-17 Stevens pass
« on: 01/19/17, 09:26 PM »

Pessimistic late start. Skinning up to skyline by 1 in a moderate snowstorm. Snowed on and off with no wind. Lots of traffic on the climb, but eventually the crowds and all tracks came to an end. Broke trail over to diving board, and dropped to the highway side.. Crust was evident throughout with 6-10"s on top. Snow was non reactive, and I noted no signs of instability, but to light/thin to ride steeper terrain up high. Density increased lower allowing for more aggressive turning.

Dog didn't get enough, so we went back up for a second dive into the dark. Resort lights and the" glow' made it a head lamp free affair.

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Re: 1-19-17 Stevens pass
« Reply #1 on: 01/19/17, 10:28 PM »

Nice dude.  Headlamp free is always grand. 👌

"The mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambitions to achieve; they are cathedrals, where I go to practice my religion."  -Anatoli Boukreev

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Re: 1-19-17 Stevens pass
« Reply #2 on: 01/20/17, 01:13 PM »

Good stuff. I saw that there was some storm slab activity reported off the back side.  What is the diving board? Does that drop you down to highway west of the parking lot?

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Re: 1-19-17 Stevens pass
« Reply #3 on: 01/21/17, 05:49 AM »

We were there yesterday and found all exposed slopes on the north side to be quite wind affected. Steeper slopes were reactive. The small bits we cracked were small and soft, but it kept us off the steep stuff and in the trees. Pretty windy all day.
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