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March 19, 2017 ONP Hurr Environs
« on: 03/19/17, 06:04 PM »

Mostly sunny in the morning turning mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Low temps around 17 last night with an inch of new dust on supportive crust made for pleasant yet challenging turns on northern aspects with southern exposures getting a bit sun baked and damp but still nice. Slipped on the crust while trying to arrest my fall and abraded a nice chunk of skin off of my thumb. Put the gloves on stupid!  Skinning a bit of a struggle with sluffing and poor edging. Whippet and ski crampons might have been smart.


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Re: March 19, 2017 ONP Hurr Environs
« Reply #1 on: 03/19/17, 10:27 PM »

Mostly sunny in the morning turning mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Low temps around 17 last night with an inch of new dust on supportive crust made for pleasant yet challenging turns on northern aspects with southern exposures getting a bit sun baked and damp but still nice. Slipped on the crust while trying to arrest my fall and abraded a nice chunk of skin off of my thumb. Put the gloves on stupid!  Skinning a bit of a struggle with sluffing and poor edging. Whippet and ski crampons might have been smart.

Thanks for the beta!... I gate is open during the week after April 1, yes? I've yet to make it out this year... had much fun last year and 3 or 4 years back
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Re: March 19, 2017 ONP Hurr Environs
« Reply #2 on: 03/19/17, 10:44 PM »

Thanks for the beta!... I gate is open during the week after April 1, yes? I've yet to make it out this year... had much fun last year and 3 or 4 years back

I asked the gate keeper this morning on the way up regarding April road access and she replied "It doesn't look good." From my experience, road access in April is intermittent and not reliable. But, having said that I have been pleasantly surprised to learn that it was open when I expected it to be closed. Not the best scenario if you aren't a local! Anyone else like to chime in here?
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Re: March 19, 2017 ONP Hurr Environs
« Reply #3 on: 03/31/17, 10:50 PM »

I asked the gate keeper this morning on the way up regarding April road access and she replied "It doesn't look good." From my experience, road access in April is intermittent and not reliable. But, having said that I have been pleasantly surprised to learn that it was open when I expected it to be closed. Not the best scenario if you aren't a local! Anyone else like to chime in here?

Do you know if they will allow a person to mountain bike in?
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Re: March 19, 2017 ONP Hurr Environs
« Reply #4 on: 04/01/17, 09:46 AM »

abraded a nice chunk of skin off of my thumb. Put the gloves on stupid!  
Watch it, bruddah runcle---in January it was a twig in the face....
I recognize the distinctive sweeping 3-pin GS turns in the photo Cool
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Re: March 19, 2017 ONP Hurr Environs
« Reply #5 on: 04/01/17, 02:11 PM »

[quote author=Mike Cheney link=topic=38153.msg154913#msg154913 date=149102581

I just talked to the "ranger" at the Parks visitor center and asked her what the official policy is regarding access past the locked gate.. Her reply was "If you want to walk or ski past the closed gate you are welcome to do so." 

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Re: March 19, 2017 ONP Hurr Environs
« Reply #6 on: 04/01/17, 02:13 PM »

Watch it, bruddah runcle---in January it was a twig in the face....
I recognize the distinctive sweeping 3-pin GS turns in the photo Cool

Good eye Mack!
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