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September 17-18, 2018 Spider Meadow
« on: 09/18/18, 06:13 PM »

With the snow at my usual late summer spots melting or melted, I was uninspired for a September ski. Aidan suggested Spider Meadow and I thought it would be as good (or bad) as anywhere else, so I agreed to tag along. It turned out way better than expected. New snow over the previous two days had erased any suncups and refreshed the snow surface. It was actually good skiing! We camped high above the waterfall at my new favorite spot. Fall colors are out. So are the hunters. (FIVE in spider meadow proper!) Cold night.

Picturesque trail in.


Views from Spider Gap:




Great (for September) skiing:




Alpenglow from camp on Maude and Seven Finger Jack


Ice crystals that appeared to grow overnight


Morning run below camp



The state of the Spider Glacier


Beautiful walk out - fall colors showing:




Hunters in the meadow


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Fall City Brian
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Re: September 17-18, 2018 Spider Meadow
« Reply #1 on: 09/19/18, 01:39 PM »

Thanks for the post Mike!  Great pictures, as always.  Especially as I'm sitting here chained to my desk.
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Re: September 17-18, 2018 Spider Meadow
« Reply #2 on: 09/19/18, 02:16 PM »

Mike, sounds like we had similar conditions but you had an excellent campout and two days' new on old.
I enjoyed the pix of your ski buddy's freewheelin' freeheelin'.
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Re: September 17-18, 2018 Spider Meadow
« Reply #3 on: 09/23/18, 06:25 PM »

Heels still free
Thanks for the beautiful pics, Mike, and as always, the STOKE
Bring it ON!
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Re: September 17-18, 2018 Spider Meadow
« Reply #4 on: 09/23/18, 06:57 PM »

Heels still free
Thanks for the beautiful pics, Mike, and as always, the STOKE
Bring it ON!


Pete we need to make another ski trip together!
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