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[TR] Black Peak-Ski descent - South Ridge 5/26/200

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Trip: Black Peak-Ski descent - South Ridge

 

Date: 5/26/2008

 

Trip Report:

During the Ski-in, David Parker and I had revenge on a route that shut us down a few years ago. Making it even sweeter, we were able to ski off of it from just below its summit. It was great to hook up with him again!

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Enjoying the 5th annual Ski-in Party. Attending were The Keg,David, me, Robin,Eva, Brian, Fern, Julia, Kellie,Kurt, Ryan, and Monica

After yet another amazing group meal , we took off sunday in a packed car with Kellie, Kurt, Robin, David, and Myself.

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Black peak had its avalanche issues though there were slopes that not all of us wanted to cross.These slides went all the way to the ground, just like the ones in Whistler.THey may have gone off during the last hot weekend.

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Racing a storm cloud David and I took off for the summit making it up in 5 hours. The weather ended up not being an issue though. It was worse to the East of all places. It rained every night in Mazama. It was just fine in the mountains Saturday and Sunday.

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The view was all they said it would be.

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The ski down was deep up high but the lower we got the more firm it was . We had a great run. Amazing how fast you can get down on skis. Before we knew it Robin was nursing us back with beer at the car. Stoked for the coming season! WayneP1040975.JPG

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Sweet. Nice to see this TR. I am sure everything about Black Peak and its approach is better covered with snow than it is in August.

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What a great ski, and the views over the ridge at Goode are incredible. I found the first turn or two off the top to be a bit gripping, as I felt I was sliding towards the void...

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Looks like a great time Wayne and David. We were up on Snowfield and Colonial wondering if anyone else was enjoying the sunshine in the North Cascades this weekend.

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Great job ignoring the weather forecasts!! Anyone check out the Silver Star Creek start to Silver Star?? Is there still snow from the road?? I'd like to get that ski in soon!! Thanks for any info!!

 

 

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Nope, no snow at the road, probably snow around 4600' or so... judging from some snow still on Cutthroat road at the highway.

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WOW it goes fast!! I got a little beta on TAY.com as well. They said snow becomes continuous about 4200. Still worth a shot!! Thanks a bunch!!

 

 

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