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Ron Mexico

[TR] Ski In 2012 - Whistler, Hinkhouse-ish, Silver Star - 5/11/2012

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Trip: Ski In 2012 - Whistler, Hinkhouse-ish, Silver Star -

 

Date: 5/11/2012

 

Trip Report:

Headed up to WA Pass last weekend to do some skiing. Left on Friday morning from Seattle. Didn't make the best time because of a false start due to a forgotten backpack, Jack In The Box for a lunch/breakfast, and stop at Darrington Shell station for provisions. Given that we weren't making great time and the superb weather we took the oppourtnity to pull over at some of the pull-offs to take a look at Colonial and Hozomeen through the binocs.

 

It was about 12:30 by the time we passed Rainy Pass so our motivation to do a big tour was waning. We pulled over at the Bridge Creek TH and decided to ski what I later found out to be Whistler Mountain. We packed light grabbed a couple of 22's and headed up. The snow was great and we skied down just in time to meet our buddy who was coming over from Spokane.

 

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He was eager to ski after getting a late start due to work so we debated on what to ski next. We ended up just parking at the WA Pass overlook road and headed up toward Hinkhouse Peak. We made it down just in time to ski corn before it got crusty.

 

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The next day we met up with the Ski In folks and skied Silverstar. It got pretty warm on the approach up to the larches. But the ski down was all good. Decided to go skiers right on the descent figuring the aspect was a little less cooked. Great snow the whole way down. We then retired to the cabin property and had beers and brats. All in all a great weekend and thanks to Dave and Kurt for the hospitality. It was a good time with good people.

 

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