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01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« on: 01/01/08, 05:53 PM »

happy new year!  Kelvin, GregL, Kona, and I met Jdclimber and Mike in Monroe this morning.  a tree fell on the highway 2 and karate chopped Mike's pickup -- cracked his camper shell but no personal injury.  when I pulled into the parking lot in Monroe I almost ran over Silas as he was exiting the grocery store.  we exchanged a few words and his group decided on Mooonlight bowl.  there's a nice skin track up Yod, and now there's a nice one up the south side.  the snow was fairly light.  Kelvin found what appeared to be a weak layer 1m from surface.  after our first run down the south side (950 vf), we met up with Ari, Jerm, and Yak-Nam.  we skied another run down the south side, but more skier's right.  more of the same:  good untracked pow-pow through spaced trees.  but a few small pockets exposed to yesterday's sun left a thin crust.  the third run we dropped down toward the highway.  fluffy.  back up again to gain vert for the ski/traverse back to car.  i will post photos after we get out of this slow traffic outside of Sultan.   

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Re: 01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« Reply #1 on: 01/02/08, 01:45 AM »

Great to hook up with you, Kam!

More pictures here:

http://www.randosaigai.com/yodelin010108.html
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Re: 01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« Reply #2 on: 01/02/08, 09:52 AM »

Awesome trip guys. Great pics, it reminds me why I don't carry a camera, as it would only pale in comparison to your art.
With Kelvin's pit findings and in light of the telemetry of this morning as well as reports from elsewhere, including skyline ridge, I think it might be worth noting that avalanche conditions appear to be extremely local, thereby making the NWAC bulletin more of a "guideline" than usual. I would think increased pit digging and conservative skiing (in terms of avy) should be a proper approach to what we have currently coating our fine hills.
Was a pleasure skiing with you all.
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Re: 01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« Reply #3 on: 01/02/08, 10:53 PM »

Nice skiing with you guys. It sure is nice when somebody else breaks a trail for you!

Did a little digging .. It seems one of those old chairlifts became High Campbell at Crystal!
http://hyak.net/lost/20.html
http://www.yodelin.org/Yodelin.org/yodelinhistory.asp
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« Reply #4 on: 01/03/08, 06:16 PM »

great photos, looks like an awesome day.  cool to see those pics from yodelin back in the day too--thanks for posting those links, jerm.  amazing to see that mt. with so few trees! 
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« Reply #5 on: 01/03/08, 06:26 PM »

nice pics and good trip report! One question where did you all park ?
thanks
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Re: 01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« Reply #6 on: 01/03/08, 08:51 PM »

Nice skiing with you guys. It sure is nice when somebody else breaks a trail for you!

Did a little digging .. It seems one of those old chairlifts became High Campbell at Crystal!
http://hyak.net/lost/20.html
http://www.yodelin.org/Yodelin.org/yodelinhistory.asp

not only high campbell at crystal but tye mill at stevens as well!
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Re: 01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« Reply #7 on: 01/03/08, 11:05 PM »

Jerm: nice bit of history about the place.  thanks for pointing out the links.
Robie: we parked at the Stevens Pass employee's dormitory parking lot.

more photos for those interested ---> CLICK HERE <----
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Re: 01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« Reply #8 on: 01/04/08, 08:59 AM »

more photos for those interested

That olive oil trick made me want to regurgitate. At least he could mix it with balsamic and carry some romaine in his pack.
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« Reply #9 on: 01/04/08, 06:41 PM »

Damn...Jen and I were at the pass staying with some friends in their motor home, we contemplated the  Yodelin  tour but skied the lifts instead Roll Eyes great photos, but I would expect no less.... catch you next time Cool
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Re: 01.01.08 -- Yodelin
« Reply #10 on: 01/05/08, 02:12 PM »

Nice pictures guys!! Happy new year!
Nice to see these heavily loaded trees!

Greetings from Switzerland ;-)
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