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  1. #1451
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    Angle parking only skiing Angle parking only with spider the ski dog following along

    Its really early to be in here but nobody hit any rocks

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    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  2. #1452
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    Thanks for the turns this weekend Al, and thanks for helping me out with my skins.

  3. #1453
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    Swiss and Gary, I am wondering if there is much snow at Shames? We kinda got hammered by a rain / snow mix here yesterday so things are not looking great here for skiing this weekend. Any chance Shames has snow?

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    on wednesday we finished brushing that run up to the chair line and up the line a little, I think the program is done

    Bri guy sez they wana wrap the program for this year SO go in for the pass pictures soonest

    lota rain last night, i think the warm temps were everywhere ... stay home and collect points
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    I'm outta town slayin' sand and gravel in other parts of the province, A.P.

    I'm thinkin' the terrace area experienced a full thermonuclear, pineapple express driven monsoon meltdown. Hopefully temps cool and precip continues for some recovery snowfall.

    Pounded warm rain all day in Terrace yesterday. Warm temps to plus 4ish at 1400 meters 1/3 of the distance to Rupert, plus 7 today at base of shames.

    Buddy in rupert reported that hays creek that runs beside the civic center is overflowing its banks...I recall living in rupert and making note of the 24 hour precip value required for it to do so but can't recall...i think it was over 100mm in 24 hours...

    Looks like the Stewart/Bell 2 area fared much better yesterday with some warming today though.

    Winter storm reported in Bear Pass with accumulation of about 15cms. Turned to rain today. Don't know where snowline is presently, but yesterday produced a decent snowfall and there's now 35cms at treeline.

    Suspect line of demarcation between warm and cold yesterday to be somewhere at the southern fringe of Cambria Icefield. Guido's Ghettowerx Gut Feel intuition.

    Mez/Bear Pass yesterday

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    Cliff out sand/gravel line somewhere in the southern interior yesterday. Hero dirt.

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  6. #1456
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    Headed into the Seven Sisters a couple of weeks ago to see how much I sucked carrying an overnight pack and to check if I remembered how to sleep outside. OK also to spend time in one of my favorite places on the planet. Getting back to town meant getting my quad back from a 6 year lend to the ski hill, so that meant I could actually access without a multi-day approach. Anyway, sitting here with a stomach bug in La Ventana has awarded me the time to post er up.

    I hope that the rain I hear you're getting isn't screwing everything up, and that freezing levels haven't gotten too far up the alpine.

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    Coyote Creek trail was snow covered most of the way up. At least 2/3's of it, with the last 1/3 probably 20 - 40cms. Got my quad riding game up at least. Managed to get the quad to within about 0.5 of a km to the end of the road, so I was pretty happy when I packed up my shit and headed up.

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    This corner is one of my favorite spots, the massif shows itself for the first time on the trail.

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    Terrace is down at the edge of the valley cloud in the middle middle of the photo.

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    Mt Atna is visible way off upper right. You could see the Howsen Range from my camping spot as well.

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    It was a glorious sunset up there.

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    My one actual ski run (other than the ski out, which really wasn't much of a ski, more of a survival-fest back to the quad). The 300 vert or so was really shitty. 20mm breakable sun crust. Glad I wasn't there for the pow.

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    At least the avi debris was friendly.

    And with that, I headed back to town. Humbled by a big place and a full pack. Lovely night under spectacular stars with a few meteorites thrown in the mix.

    So I figured I started on the quad at 160m (500'), parked it at 1400m (4600') in 40cms of snow, possibly some gone by now...; and walked to 1900m (6233'). Where I set up camp. My pit was at about 1930m and I had 1.4m HS. There was a sun crust on the surface (1cm), at 40cms and 65cms.
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  7. #1457
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    Great photos and write up, Gary. Looks like an awesome trip!


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  8. #1458
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    Nice work Gary! Great to see some really nice fresh pics from the Sisses. And when u said u quadded up the coyote creek road...didja do the old valley bottom start or the new logging road then hook into the C.C. road up a coupla thousand feet? As for the stomach bug, hope you brought along adequate supplies of that Polish Porch Peeler vodka to kill the germs. Before hauling back a swig a decade ago, I recall reading the fine print on the label and it sed that along with killing brain cells it kills parameciums. Win/win.
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  9. #1459
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    Nice solo mission Gary! What a cool part of the world you live in, I really enjoyed the photos. Have a great season once it fully arrives!

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    Bell 2/Redflat Creek showing a 145cms snowpack depth just below treeline today.

    Damn fine start in that part of the neighborhood.

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