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[TR] Alpental Backcountry - Pineapple Basin via Source Lake 03/01/2020

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Trip: Alpental Backcountry - Pineapple Basin via Source Lake

Trip Date: 03/01/2020

Trip Report:

 

Spent the final day of my AIARE 1 course with a clutch of stoked and smart folks, along with Trevor and Joe from PGS.

 

Reached our decision point at Source Lake around 10:00am, just in time to see some sun-induced loose wet slide activity on the main Chair Peak apron, which didn’t seem to bother the hoards of folks underneath them... decided to reject our option to Snow Lake slopes. Toured up into Pineapple Basin in a group of 12 total (!); found rather fantastic north-facing snow up there, with the Friday/Saturday storm snow generally well bonded to the 2/22 interface. Two runs on Pineapple Express, with pretty flat light in the afternoon (2nd) run. A fine place to cement a few days of avalanche training!

 

 

Gear Notes:
AT gear, about 30 homemade cookies for the crew

Approach Notes:
Plenty of folks in the basin that day, watch out for yellow snow

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Cookies + pow = nice

That slope above Source definitely deserves more respect than many give it....

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On 3/3/2020 at 7:52 PM, Kameron said:

Cookies + pow = nice

That slope above Source definitely deserves more respect than many give it....

Agreed on that avy apron above Source. Simply not a sunny day uproute for me...

On 3/4/2020 at 9:20 AM, Alisse said:

Homemade cookies, that's +5 partner points for sure!

Goods that are not shared are not goods, you know!?! :D

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