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goleary
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June 11, Colchuck Glacier
« on: 06/12/17, 09:59 AM »

Ed & I brought our skis up the NBC and the extra effort was worthwhile!  There were a few patches from the Summit to the col but the real fun started at the col.  Nearly 3k feet and 1 very short carry brought us to where the trail enters the boulder field on the south west end of the lake.

We saw a couple other groups getting their June turns as well.



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Re: June 11, Colchuck Glacier
« Reply #1 on: 06/12/17, 11:15 AM »

Nice work! I was in the area on Friday and the snow was firm. I bet it was perfect for the NBC. I skied on Aasgard too early and got rattled. I had a turn-around time of 11am though, as I needed to pick up kids from school at 2:45 in Wenatchee Smiley
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Re: June 11, Colchuck Glacier
« Reply #2 on: 06/13/17, 09:21 AM »

It was actually a tad softer in the NBC than I would have preferred, that route gets hits by the sun early!!  The North Face was quite firm though and the Glacier was softer than we expected (around 12pm I believe) considering the lack of sun.
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Re: June 11, Colchuck Glacier
« Reply #3 on: 06/13/17, 05:32 PM »

Any chance you spotted a solitary skin lying around on the glacier or the snowfield between the glacier and the trail?  I lost one a couple weeks ago.
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Re: June 11, Colchuck Glacier
« Reply #4 on: 06/14/17, 10:07 AM »

Any chance you spotted a solitary skin lying around on the glacier or the snowfield between the glacier and the trail?  I lost one a couple weeks ago.

Sorry, I can't say that I did. We were moving pretty quick.
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