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December 31, 2018, Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 01/03/19, 03:46 PM »

Skied the N slope of Chair, Holy Diver on the NW of Roosevelt, and E face of Roosevelt. Perfect sunny weather with nice stable powder. Very minor loose wet slides. Some debris from the last avalanche cycle.

Skinned up past Source Lake to below Chair Peak. A couple people were climbing the N Face of Chair and left a skin track below the E Face. They reported good conditions with minimal wallowing. We skinned almost to the base of the NEB and traversed below the N Face then skied nice powder into the couloir down to Snow Lake. The couloir had some avalanche debris, probably from 12/29, but fairly easy to avoid. Matthew was feeling really sick to his stomach so he skied out Snow Lake and took a nap in the lodge. Josiah and I continued skinning almost to Chair Peak Lake, then dug through deep stable powder to the northern subpeak of Roosevelt. We stopped to enjoy the beautiful views then skied the Holy Diver couloir. Wind blown at the top with good but slightly wind-affected snow down low. The descent to Lower Wildcat did not look worth it, so we climbed back out the way we came in and enjoyed an awesome descent to Snow Lake. Skinned across Snow Lake and up to the divide, then down to Source Lake on refrozen sun crust and avalanche debris.

Josiah made a nice video about the day here.
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