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jakeh
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April 24, 2019 Watson Traverse
« on: 04/29/19, 10:07 AM »

Had a fantastic day on the Watson Traverse Wednesday.  11 1/2 hours.  It's a long way out, don't let anyone fool you Smiley

-Parked ~.75 miles from the trailhead.
-Went up Grouse Creek, maybe 15 minutes through the woods climbers right before some adventurous skinning began.
-The exit of the Grouse drainage was firm, which would become a theme for the day.  Ski crampons were very nice.
-It was windy and solid up the Roman Wall, we didn't seriously consider the Park headwall when we reached the summit. 
-We skied down the Coxscomb a bit and then onto the lower Park and investigated the 'schrund and hopped it skiers left where it was pretty tame.  The next big crevasse we passed on skiers right and the rest was straightforward.
-Never really found great snow but it was still a great day and we didn't see anyone on the 10 mile traverse out in the sun.
-Small recent wet slide activity on various aspects on the way out but we didn't witness anything.


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Rowan Stewart
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Re: April 24, 2019 Watson Traverse
« Reply #1 on: 04/29/19, 10:48 AM »

Rad! thanks for the report
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