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Syttende Mai 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 05/17/17, 11:50 AM »

Ankle-deep glue @ 3100' turned into boot deep 'taters at 4350' and finally knee-deep hot powder at 5420'. NNE aspects rode acceptably to about 4.2k, from there down it was a struggle. Plenty of cover remains, although you should keep an ear open for running water in the usual places. Lots of tree bombs on the way down with the intermittent sound of snow releasing off the cliff above the Cascade Traverse & Lower I.

Chairs 1 & 2 intermittently spinning to load both pro patrol & maintenance personnel. Visibility went from pea soup fog at the bottom to pretty good in the crotch of Debbie's back to classic "negative" visibility from the exit of E-Bowl to the top as the fog caught up. First few turns off the top were like being inside of a ping pong ball, but fortunately it gave way to high overcast before things got too sticky. The moguls have not yet been put away for the summer - as for the soup, I didn't have time to stop at the Aardvark on my way out to inquire about today's selection.

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