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Ben Beckerich

Volcanoes right now?

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Adams? Hood? South Sister? Looking to cut something up, wondering if anybody has any idea what the slush's looking like... glaciers completely melted out and sun-cupped from hell, or is there still some time yet?

 

I've never done the South Sister Slog, so that'd be my preference.. but I also suspect it's probably the worst of the three

 

Thanks

 

-Ben

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you can probably do south sis without stepping on snow. There was a report on portlandhikers a few days ago. someone went to the hogsback this past weekend reported could get there without touching snow for the most part/or almost--vast majority of the route. Adams when I skied it over a month ago kept my trail runners on till 10,500ft but on the snow in early morn.

 

someone just posted a TR up the Adams glacier and said it was nice and should be good for a while. There is a decent 'climb' (if you're putting south sister in the mix) called The Brothers in the Olympics it would be a shorter drive than to south sis. if you want some more challenge go for north sister-south sister is a family hike if you're talking the dog route

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Just looking for the ride down, not the climb.. something I can skin up in a short morning and shred back down at lunch. But I've not AT'd this late in the season before, and don't know if there's any shredable snow up there. I did one of my speed runs up Hood about this time last year, and some guys were in the crater doing jumps over the bergschrund- so I know it's possible to get late season turns/carves in, but I'm also sure it's completely conditions dependent.

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