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Alisse

Windy Knob (Blewett Pass)

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<Sweet pic of Arie with a grin on his face in the middle of a turn through cold powder>

Windy Knob didn't live up to its name yesterday (thankfully) but it didn't disappoint: the snow was great and the skiing on moderate slopes we did was fantastic! Not a ton of other people, either. :moondance:

We encountered some small pockets of shallow, soft windslab alternating with scoured sections. On the way up, we dug a pit (so fast with such a low snowpack) but weren't entirely confident about interpreting the results of our tests so we stuck to conservative terrain. No avalanche activity, whompfing, or cracking was witnessed and we only saw evidence of a slide (small crown) on a far-off mountainside. 

East-side snowpack was so shallow, felt like early early season. Luckily the rocks were mostly covered and the biggest threats were sticks, logs, open creeks, and a skin glue issue..

A great day in the blue skies and sunshine!! I'm sad my photos are currently inaccessible.

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