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    benk and I went hiking in a heather-adjacent...

    benk and I went hiking in a heather-adjacent canyon. Evidently yesterday there were 20-30 people touring up there, today there was just us plus a couple others. Moar pow for us I guess. Heather...
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    Pretty good first day. Got out with benk and went...

    Pretty good first day. Got out with benk and went real high in White River, found 4-5 inches of wind consolidated pow and no real wind fuckery until the bottom.

    pulled into the parking lot just...
  3. Skiing is fun. Newton funtimes, probably 4 or...

    Skiing is fun.

    Newton funtimes, probably 4 or 5 separate groups up there. Started out blue, then began snowing around 10:30. All photoslutting is patatero
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  4. yeahhhh good times with patatero and powholic...

    yeahhhh good times with patatero and powholic yesterday

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5792/23978975922_337935a0a1_b.jpg

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1579/24061011696_d541d4c7eb_c.jpg

    I've...
  5. Got up to TD&H early yesterday with benk. Results...

    Got up to TD&H early yesterday with benk. Results were pretty great.

    v o l c a n o e s

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5726/24011059665_71364ee706_b.jpg

    whiteroooooooooom
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  6. All-time day today. One of my best days on Mt...

    All-time day today. One of my best days on Mt Hood, ever.

    Started out around 8 with benk skinning towards Tom Dick & Harry. Was thinking we might be skiing trees/protected terrain in wind and...
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    Damn, y'all getting into stuff that I took a hard...

    Damn, y'all getting into stuff that I took a hard look at last year but haven't had a chance to ski yet. Nice pics, would be fun to meet up sometime this season.
  8. Went and poked around with benk and friends from...

    Went and poked around with benk and friends from Tline lot. Decent corn skiing found on S/SE aspects of White River at ~8k ft at 10-10:30 this morning, and my guess is that tomorrow will probably be...
  9. Where you thinking about walking? Interesting...

    Where you thinking about walking? Interesting forecast for the rest of the week.
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    Absolutely beautiful day up at Paradise today: ...

    Absolutely beautiful day up at Paradise today:

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    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8602/16058332003_483129c62c_b.jpg

    There was...
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    No skiing for me today. Waiting for real powder...

    No skiing for me today. Waiting for real powder snows to return.

    Which might be 2016 at this rate, but at least there's precip in the forecast.
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    Skied Super Bowl from just above 9k ft today....

    Skied Super Bowl from just above 9k ft today. Truly great spring skiing conditions...in January.

    Started about 7:30:
    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8589/16182112379_0599850fb7_b.jpg

    Oh hey...
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    Ehhhhhhh probably 4-5 hours up, 30-45 min back...

    Ehhhhhhh probably 4-5 hours up, 30-45 min back down.
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    Yeah, the parking lot is 4200, so at least 4.5k...

    Yeah, the parking lot is 4200, so at least 4.5k ft of climbing.



    Probably not, but I bet today/tomorrow would be great summit days. Tomorrow might even have good corn.

    If forecast for this...
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    benk, friend of benk, and I started in White...

    benk, friend of benk, and I started in White River thinking "Eh, maybe we'll poke around the fin" and ended up climbing almost to 9k ft. Skied the big bowl just below lookers left side of Wyeast....
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    I usually only dig to the first major...

    I usually only dig to the first major consolidation layer- probably should have tried to dig to the dirt this time, based on this report: http://www.nwac.us/observations/pk/19/
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    I think that all of Portland Metro Area was on Mt...

    I think that all of Portland Metro Area was on Mt Hood today. 26 was a junkshow by 2pm; no accidents, just people without chains or snow tires fucking everything up.

    Skied some pow in Newton just...
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    At an undisclosed location in eastern Oregon with...

    At an undisclosed location in eastern Oregon with benk last weekend:

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8663/15908286948_caea61fb71_c.jpg
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    How I described today to Patatero: "Crust on...

    How I described today to Patatero:

    "Crust on dust on rock. No real skiing was had. Cold as fuck."

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15798826432_1b4f969335_c.jpg
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  20. Ehhhh I don't love the look of that edge...

    Ehhhh I don't love the look of that edge compression underfoot. I've already got a beaterish pair of 120s- 550 is a little too rich for my blood with skis that need some work.

    NWskibum, they'are...
  21. Any pictures of those compressions underfoot on...

    Any pictures of those compressions underfoot on the Spoons? Pretty tempted...
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    Hope you all are paying attention to the...

    Hope you all are paying attention to the forecast. Current 72hr snowfall ending on Sunday:

    http://i.imgur.com/uLOcuSY.gif

    Definitely enough to get out and tour, even with bare grass at the...
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    http://i.imgur.com/mVsF1KC.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/mVsF1KC.gif
  24. DIIBBBBBSSSS. Just let me know where to send the...

    DIIBBBBBSSSS. Just let me know where to send the $$.
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    Awesome iggyskier, hope to make it out. Snow...

    Awesome iggyskier, hope to make it out.

    Snow in Meadows and Timberline base areas today...
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    Ahhhhhhhh nice to be back. Probably going to...

    Ahhhhhhhh nice to be back.

    Probably going to get the first measurable snowfall in Meadows base area in the next couple days:...
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    Super heavy snow in Newton, and mega tree bombs...

    Super heavy snow in Newton, and mega tree bombs everywhere. One lap and out.

    Happy to have 2ft of high density spackle to prolong the spring ski season...bring on the corn
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    Big day today: Leave car at HRM lot, start...

    Big day today: Leave car at HRM lot, start skinning at Tilly Jane trailhead, up Cooper spur to 9500 ft:

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/13344840274_3cb69da4df_c.jpg

    Traverse across at that...
  29. I will buy this ski. I will bike over to your...

    I will buy this ski. I will bike over to your factory and help you make this ski. I will bring you beer for this ski.

    Basically, where do I send the bribe? Guaranteed much testing on PNW...
  30. Having skied the shit out the skinny goats for a...

    Having skied the shit out the skinny goats for a couple seasons, I'm all in on the Steeple (probably both pair). When I'm in pow I occasionally wish the Skinny Goat was a little less skinny (even...
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    Move to the east coast and spend a couple years...

    Move to the east coast and spend a couple years skiing in the Mid Atlantic. Hood will regain its former status.
  32. Glad everyone made it out ok. We were one of...

    Glad everyone made it out ok.

    We were one of the trailbreaking parties in front of you, and we we probably saw each other at some point on Saturday. Our group was wondering who had taken the...
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    For some reason I didn't pull the camera out...

    For some reason I didn't pull the camera out yesterday. Could have been the "crowds" - I'm guessing there were at least 20 people in Newton Canyon yesterday, split into at least 5 different groups....
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    Nipple deep pow in Newton today. Tied for the...

    Nipple deep pow in Newton today. Tied for the deepest and blowerist I've skied up there. If the last night's snow had come in as cold as the night before, it would have been all-time. Instead it was...
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    Pits were bomber on Saturday, but things have...

    Pits were bomber on Saturday, but things have certainly changed since then. Gonna do a bunch of touring this weekend, but will play it safe. Hopefully upper Newton trees have filled in a bit, and...
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    In case you were wondering when Heather/PR are...

    In case you were wondering when Heather/PR are going to open, there are currently two ways into the canyon. One is a 1-ft-wide but walkable snow bridge that we didn't realize existed yesterday...
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    Any beta from Meadows today, e.g. did off-groom...

    Any beta from Meadows today, e.g. did off-groom stuff corn up, and if so, around what time?
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    Looks like peak-bagging weather this weekend.

    Looks like peak-bagging weather this weekend.
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    Cruised around Meadows today with Patatero and...

    Cruised around Meadows today with Patatero and non-mag Dave. The base area was *barely* above the freezing line, so the snow was heavy, but super skiable. Lots of carveable windbuff in many places,...
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    One thing I didn't see mentioned in this thread...

    One thing I didn't see mentioned in this thread is how surfy the tips are. I'm 6'5", 215, and found them fun even on pretty deep days. For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AzkoUM_hj8

    I...
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    Do you think the 138 redesign will improve the...

    Do you think the 138 redesign will improve the skinning characteristics at all? That was the biggest reason I stopped using the 138s as my BC ski- skinning on them was a nightmare on anything close...
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    That is...insanely useful. Thank you!

    That is...insanely useful. Thank you!
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    Ahhhhhh so you guys were the ones that left the...

    Ahhhhhh so you guys were the ones that left the tracks up in the crater. Nice!

    Short tour to top of Palmer to harvest spring-like turns. Beautiful day, chocolate-chip city, but hey, good corn...
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    They can range from "well-plowed and no problem"...

    They can range from "well-plowed and no problem" to "Nuking, occasional whiteout, pushing snow with the Subaru air dam". The first is much more common than the second, but it can get gnarly up there....
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    Current Hood status: nuking up high ...

    Current Hood status: nuking up high

    http://www.skimountaineer.com/MtnWebCams/Hood-MtnWebCams.html
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    I've only been here for two spring/summer...

    I've only been here for two spring/summer seasons, but the past two years its seemed like June is the best combination of reliable corn-producing weather and plenty of snowpack. July can also be rad-...
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    Note to Portlanders: Rainier/Tatoosh is only 3...

    Note to Portlanders: Rainier/Tatoosh is only 3 hours from town to being parked at Narada Falls lot and moving towards sick terrain:


    http://youtu.be/p6aAtHrnLUU

    Yes, thats some junkshow chute...
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    Beautiful day in the Tatoosh yesterday. 1:38 of...

    Beautiful day in the Tatoosh yesterday. 1:38 of which I remembered to turn my camera on:


    http://youtu.be/p6aAtHrnLUU

    If you watch until the end, you get to watch my legs-fried-end-of-the-day...
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    Above treeline the top 1 inch was windslab sluff,...

    Above treeline the top 1 inch was windslab sluff, and on convexities I could get about 5-6 inches of windslab to break away. Rock solid in the trees, stayed out of anything truly steep and wind...
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    ^^^Thats why you need to buy a BC setup :D 89...

    ^^^Thats why you need to buy a BC setup :D

    89 seconds of a great day today in Newton Canyon, both above and below treeline:


    http://youtu.be/Rous1Eqo5Do
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