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June 18, 2006, "Hidden" location, North Cascades
« on: 06/24/06, 08:38 AM »

Silas suggested that my friend Krista and I join him and his daughter on their Father's Day ski trip. Who could pass up the opportunity to ski with movie stars! (Jennie and Silas make an appearance in the documentary The Heart of the Game, as Jennie played basketball for Roosevelt).

A whole crew of us--Peggy, Eric, Rob, Jennie, Lindsay, Silas, Krista, and I (spanning over 50 years)-- gathered at the park and ride at 7 am and rearranged into two cars for the drive to the North Cascades. Trail was mosquito and snow free for the first mile or more until we crossed the creek. In a debris coated section of snow we switched shoes, or simply put on the ski,  for the climb to the ridge. Snow was soft and slippery. Frustrating for new(er) skiers. Those with ski crampons climbed steadily and strong. Just below the saddle, Silas had a lengthy chat with an old friend, telemark legend, whose name completely escapes me at this moment a week later, as he was descending from the summit.

We continued to the ridge for a windy view. Then with a few short portages on some lovely rock, we continued to climb (and down climb). Rob pulled ahead and skinned up from below the summit. Lindsay was on foot and hugged the rocklined ridge. Silas followed Rob. The others of us skied around the other side of prominant rock band to attempt the approach to the summit another route.

The turns were fine! Great corn snow. Wonderful weather and good company. We skied it down to the base!

Drive Fast! Ski Strong! Happy Father's Day Silas!

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Re: June 18, 2006, "Hidden" location, North Cascades
« Reply #1 on: 06/24/06, 10:45 PM »

Not a "Lake" and there were no "Peaks" right?  Wink

Life is short, spray hard
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