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January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« on: 01/23/08, 07:38 PM »

[I can't get the photo to be IN this thread, so click here]

This is an annual MLK, Jr weekend trip for me to the Baker area. While this year I joined some gal friends in a chalet in Glacier, I committed to touring with the guys on Monday.

I met the four Seattle crew (Kevin, Rok, Aldo, and Ethan) at the Mountaineers Lodge. Rok and Ethan had toured Saturday with Louis from B'ham and invited him to join us. By the time we skinned across the parking lot, we picked up our 7th, Abram, also from B'ham. 

The entire day was simply superb! You can't beat blue bird and glorious sunshine from the get go! The views from Artist Point were unrivaled-- better than the day before! The cold cold temperatures made for no warming possibilities or slides around the south side of Table Mountain and along Ptarmigan Ridge. A pit dug at the saddle also revealed stable consolidated conditions. Winds from Saturday and Sunday left stunning sastrugi that smiled in the sun.

There was some crust, but we found great turns in the trees towards the Wells Creek Basin from the saddle, and from our Ptarmigan Ridge high point.

Back at Artist Point I witnessed the magnificent full moon rise and the blushing of Shuksan! What a hell of a ending to a fabulous day!

More photos here
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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #1 on: 01/23/08, 08:01 PM »

Very nice! And great documentation, too. Thank you.
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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #2 on: 01/23/08, 08:38 PM »

Wonderful gallery!
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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #3 on: 01/23/08, 10:32 PM »

Nice shots Jess -- the shoulder seems fully recovered!
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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #4 on: 01/24/08, 02:34 AM »

Very nice
Did you cycle/race at Cappadocia?
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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #5 on: 01/24/08, 08:58 AM »

Wow, I skied my August turns there.  Pretty different.  Absolutely beautiful pictures.  Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #6 on: 01/24/08, 03:53 PM »

Great shots Jessica!

It was my first time out that way as well. And the day before, a circumnav of Table Mountain too... 10 years ago, I had my inaugural taste of  backcountry skiing at artist point, and the view of shuksan in bluesky, with fresh powder in the trees had me hooked!

A most wonderful day out indeed, in great conditions and great company! The horizon is nicely filled by a palette of snowy singularities, enchanting as just about anyplace in BC or the alps.

more photos coming...

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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #7 on: 01/26/08, 02:07 PM »

Beautiful photos Jessica!!
Seeing some of the amazing photos on TAY has inspired me to get serious about upgrading from my less then cool Nikon Coolpix. 

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Re: January 21, 2008: (towards) Coleman Pinnacle
« Reply #8 on: 01/31/08, 09:54 PM »

More photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/kevinsteffa/08_01_Baker

Day 1: round table mtn...
Day 2: looking for ptarmigans!
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