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Sunshine Route conditions

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I was planning on skiing the Sunshine Route on Hood this weekend when in the area - does anyone have any info on snow/crevasse conditions above Snowdome?

 

Thanks,

Keith

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was thinking of doing the same thing - i'd imagine it'll be great corn and no crevasse issues at all, given the snowpack and the fact that the great heatwave just broke, bringign fresh precip

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That's definitely what we're hoping as well. Kinda surprised to not see any TRs for the route (or the Spur) up yet...

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those climbs rarely get tr's - most folks don't wander onto the n side of the mtn anyhow, that's why it's fun to visit

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Here's a photo update for you- should give some idea. Took a slog up Defiance in the warm temps on this past Sunday- pretty views, but kinda hazy.

 

5-18-08_Hood.jpg

 

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I'd tend to say that's quite a bit of snow. Looks like things are much more closed up than when I was last up there on July 4, 2006... Let's just hope for an overnight freeze.

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Chad,

Any snow on Defiance when you went up? Meg and I hiked the PCT from Herman Creek CG and were stopped about 5mi. in by 2' snowpack. So much for a training hike!

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James,

 

Shoulda taken a picture of the top. It was impressive...even with the hot temps, there was still a six foot wall of snow by some of the sheds. Crazy!

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what's the deal w/ the huge rockfall looking thign in the middle of the coe?

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what's the deal w/ the huge rockfall looking thign in the middle of the coe?

 

How about the avy debris on the Elliot (from Copper Spur) below Tie-in-Rock? Right across my shortcut route on the ski circumnav to avoid losing elevation. I guess high temps in May really do make for good slides!

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