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Charlie Hagedorn
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November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 11/18/17, 06:04 PM »

Fun sunny day out, west of the Pass.

Snow began on the trail at 3k, skinning at 3.2k, off the trail at 3.6k, pole-deep at 4.2k. Insistent tree-bombing, both wet (in the sun) and dry, all day.

Little instability noted. A little bit of loose-wet in the sun, one larger apparent loose-wet on an east face. Test slopes, cornice-drops, and skiing all produced negligible results.

Windslab exists on both east and west sides of south ridges, but the bond seemed surprisingly good. Expect a soft suncrust on solar slopes.

Skiing in the shade yielded boot+ crushed-velvet pow above 4.5k. Pow-hunters tomorrow ahead of the storm might look for high, sheltered, and shady, away from tree drips, to maximize ski quality.

Winds at mid-day were light and out of the east, moving only a trace of snow over south ridges.

Edit: Photos added. Don't overstoke on the stoke.


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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #1 on: 11/18/17, 08:36 PM »

Sweet photos!
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Jake the Brit
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #2 on: 11/18/17, 08:51 PM »

Is photo number 3 somewhere on the HiBox ridge? What a line! Reminds me of the back of Dragontail, but steeper and longer.
Stellar photos.
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cumulus
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #3 on: 11/18/17, 09:13 PM »

oh good you changed it to west of the pass...  I was beginning to think you were a master of atmospheric optic bending to get a pic of the big K like that east of the pass...

nice pics!
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #4 on: 11/18/17, 09:31 PM »

I grew up on the east coast; closer to the ocean is east... Oops. Smiley.
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #5 on: 11/18/17, 09:37 PM »

What lens/camera do you use?  Those are stupendous images!
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #6 on: 11/19/17, 07:00 AM »

Thanks -- these three were on a full-frame camera, using an older 70-300mm lens, mostly at 300mm. The key bit is the good visibility!
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #7 on: 11/19/17, 07:05 AM »

I grew up on the east coast; closer to the ocean is east... Oops. Smiley.

I grew up in the Midwest, mountains are always to the west. I still get it wrong too. Feels weird saying going east to the mountains.

Great shots. I agree. That does look a little like dragon tail at the top.
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #8 on: 11/19/17, 02:08 PM »

Great photo of Kaleetan!
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Re: November 18, 2017, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #9 on: 11/20/17, 10:49 PM »

Is photo number 3 somewhere on the HiBox ridge? What a line! Reminds me of the back of Dragontail, but steeper and longer.
Stellar photos.
Looks like Kaleteen to me
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