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Michael
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June 3rd, 2006, Mt Fortune
« on: 06/04/06, 11:20 AM »

Cass managed to convince me not to sleep in on Saturday morning to recuperate from a long week and I am glad he did.
We left the car at the end of the Ingalls trailhead (now very easily accessible to the end - it's soo nice not to have to walk the last 2.5 miles  Grin) at 9am. About a 15 mn walk up the trail and we were able to put our skis on, we navigated our way to best connect the snow patches and cross the various creeks. At about 4900 feet coverage started being continuous. We made it to the top of Fortune around 11:30 and stayed there for a good hour enjoying the views and a nap in the sun. We met two other skiers at the top - friends of Paul Russell.
The ski down on the first 2300 feet was excellent - we got the great corn we were hoping for. After that it became more interesting ;-) with creek crossings - sometimes on some "interesting" snowbridges and unconnected snow patches we had to connect by taking a little speed.
We made it within 150 feet elevation from the car, a 5 mn walk and we were back at the car.
A great tour.

Chris enjoying the great corn on the first slope:


Chris developed a new technique for going over the snowbridges - it worked Grin:


A couple more pictures of Chris: 1, 2
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Re: June 3rd, 2006, Mt Fortune
« Reply #1 on: 06/04/06, 12:55 PM »

Another fine day out in the mountains  Cool 
Even though Michael didn't get to sleep-in, he managed to catch-up on that lost sleep at the summit

Additional trip photos are posted here
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Re: June 3rd, 2006, Mt Fortune
« Reply #2 on: 06/04/06, 08:17 PM »

Looks like you guys had a great day and got caught up on some zzzzz's as well, nice job!  Imagine that was bryan and carol up there.  We tried Fortune and Ingalls 2 weeks ago and got caught in that sudden storm.  Never been so wet...then managed to leave my soggy pants on top of the car after changing so quickly.  You didn't find them on the road did you??  Angry
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Re: June 3rd, 2006, Mt Fortune
« Reply #3 on: 06/05/06, 11:24 PM »

Imagine that was bryan and carol up there.  We tried Fortune and Ingalls 2 weeks ago and got caught in that sudden storm.  Never been so wet...then managed to leave my soggy pants on top of the car after changing so quickly.  You didn't find them on the road did you??  Angry

Yes, I believe it was them. They told us about your trauma from a couple of weeks ago and the fact that you didn;t want to go back  Wink
...and no, I did not see the pants, by now many people probably drove over them like you drive over BBQs  Grin.
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Re: June 3rd, 2006, Mt Fortune
« Reply #4 on: 06/06/06, 08:54 PM »

...and no, I did not see the pants, by now many people probably drove over them like you drive over BBQs  Grin.
oooo, ouch, paul--you're never going to live that bbq incident down!  Wink  but i know what it's like to leave pants on top of a car after skiing, i lost a pair last year up near hart's pass.  i still think about how lonely they must be, or how happy someone else must be...

michael and cass--sweet trip, dooods!  glad you got some good turns in.  way to sleep it/ski it down to the base!   Cool
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snowshoe?? why would you??
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