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[TR] Mount Shuksan - White Salmon Gl. 02/20/2020

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Trip: Mount Shuksan - White Salmon Gl.

Trip Date: 02/20/2020

Trip Report:

The paper says we are 7 inches ahead for rainfall right now in the Skagit Valley.   Probably why last week I did everything I could to break free of work and get out in the sun, high on Mount Shuksan.  I have to thank @dberdinka for organizing the hooky and @Trent  for sharing in the enthusiasm.  We weren't alone in our thinking- a few dozen others were seen out on the White Salmon, and even when we were descending after a run over by the North Face, more were coming.   Even the (in)famous Jason Hummel was out showing pro Cody Townsend around the mountain.  It was quite a day to soak up some rays and earn a few turns, so I can't blame anyone for joining in the fun.  I hope you were out somewhere too.....

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Gear Notes:
two sticks for the up, one or two for the down

Approach Notes:
I would drop thru the clear cut to the creek rather than try and stay high. Not bad turns to the valley bottom.
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Shootdang! Looks like a fantastic day to be out with some great conditions. Thanks for sharing the pictures, too, I’ve not swooned for Shuksan quite like this before. 

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Nice. Snoqualmie mountain was fun for that day, but Shuksan is another level. Thanks for the shots and stoke, I've got to get back there this year.

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5 minutes ago, Alisse said:

Glad to see you stoked on the skiing

When conditions are good, there are few things better!  Of course, I spent yesterday in a cloud on Mount Ann.  You win some and you lose some.

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hey, I spent yesterday breaking a binding on Smithbrook Road, so you could have done worse.

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I'm just happy that it happened there instead of on either of my upcoming hut trips, and with a partner who just said, "oh thank God, now we can go drink beer" instead of being pissed I ruined the day.  hah.

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:brew:  When life hands you lemons, there is always beer.

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4 hours ago, tanstaafl said:

I'm just happy that it happened there instead of on either of my upcoming hut trips, and with a partner who just said, "oh thank God, now we can go drink beer" instead of being pissed I ruined the day.  hah.

That's a VERY understanding partner considering how good the conditions were anywhere in the Stevens Pass vicinity yesterday.

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well,  he's married to me, so he gets a lot of practice being understanding.

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