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November 17, 2002, Rainy Lake area, N. Cascades
« on: 11/17/02, 03:31 PM »

Expecting an insufficient base, we we're planning on heading to the Lyall Glacier.  But we never made it because the light was a little flat, and the skiing was so good in the trees.  Two and a half to three feet of snow (@6000ft), nice dry powder, ski penetration about a foot - probably the best November turns I've ever had.   Smiley  The terrain was a little odd where we were, with steep cliffy sections mixed with flat spots, but we did find some fun boulder gardens, which were, suprisingly, skiable.  A great day, and we were able to ski all the way back to the car (just under 2 feet at highway level).
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Re: November 17, Rainy Lake area, N Cascades
« Reply #1 on: 11/18/02, 03:26 AM »

Great report, Phil, Thanks.

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