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kevino

colchuck lake area conditions 12/24

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they actually install a seasonal tram that runs from 8 mile campground to colchuck lake. You have to ride a poma to get up to aasguard pass, unfortunately.

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Is the Stuart Lake TH kept open this time o'year?

 

Smartasses aside, generally the road is closed at Icicle in winter. But technically the Stuart TH is open year round, it just depends on whether you can drive there or not. So I am a smartass too.

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Any more recent photo beta? Hoping the TC runnels are a little more filled in by now...

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Any more recent photo beta? Hoping the TC runnels are a little more filled in by now...

 

check them out and report back, please :-)

 

I was up there last Friday, 12/28. I looked closely and saw no ice in the runnels. It looked like a lot light powder over rock. Here is a photo of Colchuck Peak with similar conditions. I skied the NBC, and there was no ice anywhere in the gulley.

 

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TC's looked the same yesterday as in john's pics.

 

Stuarts north side was sporting a mean wind slab on sugar. One foot on two in places going up the sherpa. Awesome schralping.

 

Thanks kevino and john.

 

The skin track we put in the mtnrs past the junction is flawless. Trick is to hug the bottum of colchuck as soon as you get through the first meadow. 0 up and downs and talus to contend with.

 

 

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