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silaswild
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June 2, 2017, Silver Peak
« on: 06/02/17, 08:58 PM »

The road was drivable to 3600'. Straightforward skinning to the ridge crest. 1-2" butter cream skiing on west facing slopes for 1000'. Snow is melting fast. Get it now!
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Re: June 2, 2017, Silver Peak
« Reply #1 on: 06/12/17, 06:40 AM »

June 11: Drive 99% of the way to Windy Pass.  "ski" 85-90% of the way from car to N ridge step-over.  Main N basin still acceptable, W slopes toast; we dropped the alternative drainage on the E side of the N basin and it barely went through. Overall a great half day but I'd call it done.
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Re: June 2, 2017, Silver Peak
« Reply #2 on: 06/12/17, 11:16 AM »

Gave it a go on the W slopes. Connected the patches with minimal dry skiing/straightlining between rocks. Fun time, but I'd also call it done.
Good wildflower and post-ski grilling conditions, however.
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Re: June 2, 2017, Silver Peak
« Reply #3 on: 06/15/17, 03:10 PM »

We were up in the evening of 6/14. Drove within a hundred yards or so of the pass. Followed uptrack into the brush by the old growth treeline which was a mistake - pretty bad bushwhack on semi-dry ground to the pond at 4200'. NW basin was a lot of fun, good snow surface conditions up high off the ridge. Lappable but we ran out of time. On the way down we skied the switchbacked road/xc trail down to almost 3900' with one short carry - huge improvement! This will only last a couple more days though. Even on dry ground I think walking the road may be faster than the more direct bushwhack.
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