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Dr Foster

May 26, 2002, Pinapple Basin
« on: 09/09/02, 06:24 PM »

Abuse. The word of the day. It rained during our entire ascent of Pinapple basin to the notch at the top of pinapple ridge before ascending to the top of the couloir for the ride down. Snow coverage was excellent although some loose rock deposited in avy debris that was relatively fresh from the recent rain loading. Traversed east towards alpine lakes and then back to the ridge line before the final ascent. Snow stability was solid although mixed with a lot of consolidated avy debris. The second shoot after the top bowl produced considerable slough although straightlining into the lower bowl was still possible to skiers left. Should have gone up to Piss Pass. Expect a lot more movement before the snow consolidates - water percilation from bedrock run off and avy debris makes the main chute a questionable ride - would recommend holding off in Pinapple if for nothing else - to find less rotten/better consolidated snow. The big hit in the middle of the top bowl is still good ... net is that it's a bumpy ride. Piss Pass is a lot better right now.

Dr Foster
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