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PowderGangster

[TR] Heliotrope Ridge, MT Baker - 11/4/2013

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Trip: Heliotrope Ridge, MT Baker -

 

Date: 11/4/2013

 

Trip Report:

It is time to get the boards waxed skins cut and your beacon batteries changed cause ski season is here!

 

I picked up the freshly waxed boards from the shop Friday and I was eager to put them to good use. There was only really one option to get skiing in considering the storms that hit the north Cascades and I wasn't the only one that thought so. 50 people at the trailhead at 9am was going to make for more of a whistler slackcountry expreience than a solo tour.

 

[img:center]http://powdergangster.ca/wp-content/uploads/Heliotrope-5.jpg[/img]

 

The sun was shining the snow was silky. For those looking to head out bring some hiking boots as the trail was pretty clear right to the base of the glacier. My toes are feeling the effects of a 10km hike in ski boots.

 

Coverage was great above the first rolling break in terrain on heliotrope ridge. The slope is scrapled!

 

[img:center]http://powdergangster.ca/wp-content/uploads/Heliotrope-4.jpg[/img]

 

It was a great day for taking pictures!

 

check out the link for more photo's powdergangster.ca

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Nice. So, with 50 people at the trailhead does that mean the washout on Forest Rd. #39 has been repaired or did everyone do the plod or cycle approach?

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