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  1. My Glop Stopper Glopped!

    Hi All! Hoping I can get some guidance! During a backcountry hut trip in MT this past weekend, I used Black Diamond Glop Stopper to pre-treat my Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins before going out and boy did it do something strange. Rather than evenly coating the skin, the wax clumped and glopped on the skin (see attached photo). Wondering if this has happened to anyone else and if the old paper bag with the iron trick might work to straighten it out. Thanks in advance! IMG_0560.heic IMG_6761.HEIC IMG_6763.HEIC
  2. Wise volcano climbers and skiers of this website and the PNW: Wondering if anyone can share their wisdom of forecasting good volcano ski conditions (winter/ pre-corn). I pretty much assume anything above treeline is wind blasted, golfball sized rime chunks, boilerplate ice, or sastrugi (usually a combo) during the winter. This sour grapes attitude has left me really surprised when friends report skiing (Mt. Hood in most cases) powder from the summit, or even on the Palmer during the winter (okay, maybe more like March-April, and given that it doesn't seem to happen that often!). I am not really talking about corn cycle, although any wisdom is appreciated. Mostly how to determine whether the skiing will be ice chunder or decent above timberline. It seems that most big storms are windy and rowdy, and just scour anything above timberline, with the exception of localized lee pockets of softer snow. Does it just take less windy storms? Better aspect/terrain choices? It also seems that given a few clear midwinter days, anything sunny gets icy or a nasty sun crust- yet I am surprised by the winter corn harvests I read about from such periods. Obviously my cynical mindset is holding me back from the goods, so can anyone walk me through their conditions forecasting process? Is it a matter of just hoping for the best or are you all semi pro meteorologists? Thanks and happy (ice) skiing! Max
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