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silaswild
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May 12, 2017, Crystal backcountry
« on: 05/12/17, 06:15 PM »

We found smooth 1" corn on north slopes 6400'-5000', 2-6" smooth mush on south slopes to 5300' where ski (95mm width) penetration became too deep for sitterless senior safety.
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Re: May 12, 2017, Crystal backcountry
« Reply #1 on: 05/12/17, 11:56 PM »

How's coverage at the base?
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silaswild
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Re: May 12, 2017, Crystal backcountry
« Reply #2 on: 05/13/17, 09:53 AM »

Walk 10 yards from the lodge, then skin.
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Chuck C
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Re: May 12, 2017, Crystal backcountry
« Reply #3 on: 05/13/17, 10:37 AM »

Walk 10 yards from the lodge, then skin.

Blech.  A 3 meter carry is outside my tolerance window.  Maybe I can find someone to carry my skis for me.
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Re: May 12, 2017, Crystal backcountry
« Reply #4 on: 05/15/17, 10:07 AM »

~4 inches of fresh/new Saturday afternoon up high... turns above 6,000 or so were excellent!  That first bit right at the start will probably turn into a short(very short?) walk with the upcoming sun later this week... but once you get above the base the mountain is in great shape.
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