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May 27, 2002, Folklife Tour (Chair Peak Circumnav)
« on: 09/09/02, 06:34 PM »

I heard this route referred to as the "Folklife Tour" several years ago on the old Mountaineers Backcountry Ski Trip Reports page [may it RIP]. Tom and I repeated this "ski-cumnavigation" of Chair Peak on this gray Memorial Day.

We followed the usual route from Alpental up to and over Pineapple Pass, then traversed benches and steep forest to near Melakwa Lake and on to Melakwa Pass. From this pass we descended past Chair Peak Lake to Snow Lake and walked across the lake below the north face of Chair. Then we popped back over the Snow Lake Divide and skiied out past Source Lake to the car. Other than the usual clot of climbers on the South Face of The Tooth we didn't see anyone else all day.

Snow conditions were stable although we avoided all terrain funnels. Ski conditions were some good corn on some aspects, otherwise lots of old rotten avalanche debris.

Pictures from this trip can be found here.

Freshie
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