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September 23rd 2017, Mt. Hood South Side
« on: 09/24/17, 01:53 PM »

Timberline was reporting a 15 inch base at the lodge with 26 total for the year. I was incredulous but we went anyway. They were not exaggerating.

It was almost frozen solid and made for perfect skining when we took off. We turned around when the sun popped out around noon. The top inch of snow transitioned to something like corn but it wasn't hot enough yet to bake it into slush. We seized the moment and immediately made the decision to make some turns.  Excellent skiing and less rock dodging than I've ever had to do in September and the snow stayed perfect as low as we cared to ski. We could have skied half way to government camp. Unbelievable for September! Eventually we stopped and reskinned,  making our way back up to just below the top of the Mile. By this time things were getting slushy so we crossed to the other side of the resort and followed the access gully back to pavement where we were surprised to be greeted by a couple hundred tourists just hanging out in the parking lot. Amazingly calm and quiet day on the mountain with no wind and just enough sun.

TAY ON!!!



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