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    Patchskiing 2019 Edition

    Instead of posting a separate TR for every patchskiing day, I'm going to put them in one thread. I hope that others will add to this. I also hope to provide views, creamed corn and soft-serve snow images, along with some dog stoke.
    I'll post a few highlights from each day.
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    Mt. Sputnik, February 5, 2019

    Mt. Sputnik Dawn Patrol. After shoveling snow the previous day and waking up to more snow overnight. I knew I would have to shovel more snow. I woke up early and headed out just after first daylight. First, I needed to follow Mt. Sputnik's policy: "If it is deep enough to shovel, it is deep enough to ski."

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    Mt. Sputnik, February 10, 2019

    When a storm either closes roads or makes driving conditions dangerous, there is nothing better than having a home resort to ski.
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    Penny and Vets on an "out of bounds" run.
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    The backside of Mt. Sputnik can be seen in the background. Fortunately, Mt. Sputnik has an open boundary policy.
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    Mt. Sputnik, February 22, 2019

    My third February 2019 ski day at Mt. Sputnik was a three-dog-day.

    Penny, Zooey, Makisha, and Vets on Driveway Run
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    Big Springs Road, April 8, 2019

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    What's the scoop on Ebbets opening for the Fireball Dragon Couloir, Vets?
    I might have a snowmobile we could use for that peak above the lake to the south.

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    Big Springs Road, April 19, 2019
    Vets, Makisha, Penny, and Zooey
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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    What's the scoop on Ebbets opening for the Fireball Dragon Couloir, Vets?
    I might have a snowmobile we could use for that peak above the lake to the south.
    Chinese Fireball Dragon Chute is good to go and should be good for a while.
    Here is a photo I took last Sunday (6/2/19)
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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol, April 27, 2019

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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol, April 28, 2019

    Zooey loves the snow
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    Penny and Zooey follow Vets into the sunset.
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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol, April 29, 2019

    Vets on his first run (self-timer photo)
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    Vets spraying creamed corn snow further down.
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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol, May 1, 2019

    Zooey and Penny join Vets on his first run of the evening
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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol, May 3, 2019

    This evening our destination was the area around and above the "frog pond."

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    Vets and Zooey
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    Monitor Pass, Leviathan Peak, May 4, 2019

    Vets skiing below the Leviathan Peak Fire Lookout
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    Monitor Pass, Dusk Patrol, May 10, 2019

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    Monitor Pass, May 12, 2019

    We headed back to Monitor Pass since the skiing was so good and there were more lines to explore.

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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol, May 13, 2019

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    Antelope Ridge, May 19, 2019

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    Monitor Pass, May 25, 2019

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    Sonora Pass Dusk Patrol, May 30, 2019

    After hearing that Sonora Pass opened earlier in the day, Mrs. Vets encouraged me to head up to Sonora Pass for a dusk patrol recon mission.

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    Ebbetts Pass, June 2, 2019

    We originally planned to ski somewhere off of the top of the pass. However, the large amount of snow meant that there was limited parking up on the pass. We came up with a plan B that had us starting from Kinney Reservoir and heading up a ridge to find some fine turns.

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    Vets starts down
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    Zooey checks her speed by throwing in a turn while following Vets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vets View Post
    Chinese Fireball Dragon Chute is good to go and should be good for a while.
    Here is a photo I took last Sunday (6/2/19)
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    linky stinky, no work.

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    Sonora Pass Dusk Patrol, June 5, 2019

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    Monitor Pass Dusk Patrol, June 7, 2019

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    I'm trying to get my bud to take his snomo to Folger Peak for laps, Vets.
    Is the campground open?

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