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allyson
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first day of summer, dusk patrol, silver peak
« on: 06/22/06, 02:20 PM »

cass and i headed up after work to snoqualmie pass.  got lost in the hyak sprawl looking for the road to twin lakes, so didn't get hiking until 7:30pm.  parked the car at 3950', hit skinable snow at 4300'.  only one short portage.  climbed to the saddle at 5050', drank a beer and toasted the long days.  began skiing a little after 9pm, arrived back at the car by a little before 10.  fun!  Grin

coverage was still pretty good, but probably will only last another week or 2.  go get it while you can!  and if you get lost, ask a surveilance guy.  Smiley
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Re: first day of summer, dusk patrol, silver peak
« Reply #1 on: 06/23/06, 11:59 AM »

Well said!  Wink
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Re: first day of summer, dusk patrol, silver peak
« Reply #2 on: 06/23/06, 12:44 PM »

If you get too lost up there you could stay at the Stash Shack, there's three bunks and a bunch of stale Budwieser Cool
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Re: first day of summer, dusk patrol, silver peak
« Reply #3 on: 06/23/06, 02:45 PM »

Nice job milking the short drive/short haul route! Somehow more sensible than Mailbox. Did you find the 2-3' wide snow ribbon along the upper logging roads there and was it useful? That was an amusing phenomenon we discovered in an almost-too-late outing a few years ago.
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Re: first day of summer, dusk patrol, silver peak
« Reply #4 on: 06/23/06, 05:15 PM »

Guess we missed that snow ribbon, unless it melted (there were discontinous ribbons of snow along the logging roads we hiked up, but didn't reach mostly continous snow until crossing over the ridgeline near ~4,300-ft.  That line of snow looked like it continued further down the western side of the ridge some distance, but decided not to chase that ribbon down since it was nearly dark by then.
Somehow more sensible than Mailbox.
Whad'ya mean?  Wink  I was kicking myself yesterday evening for not hauling the skis up to the top of Bandera Mtn for this fine patch  Grin:


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Re: first day of summer, dusk patrol, silver peak
« Reply #5 on: 06/23/06, 05:30 PM »

I have to admit that I once thought about coming back with skis when hiking Mailbox in late winter, but quickly my mind shifted to "what the HELL are you thinking of?" But I love knowing that someone actually found it to be a worthy enterprise.
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Re: first day of summer, dusk patrol, silver peak
« Reply #6 on: 06/23/06, 11:04 PM »

there's that big of a patch on bandera??  cass, why didn't you bring skis?? Wink
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