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    Blackcomb slide covers backcountry approach (pic)

    Returning from the Spearhead yesterday, we saw this release about 2pm.
    (the main backcountry access hike/skin exiting Blackcomb Glacier)

    Lots of noticeable breaks on N/NE faces. Hopefully the cycle's calming down.
    Good reminder to check your beacon and space out on the approach

    Photo taken from our vantage point atop the Husume Flank a few minutes after:
    Last edited by Squirrel99; 05-01-2007 at 11:17 AM.

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    Is that people up at the crown? Triggered by them?

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    That's a lot of people on a slope for conditions doing that.

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    thats the chilkoot trail... theres gold in them hills!

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    We got a late start that day (had to take the dog to doggy daycare, it took forever to get a one ride lift ticket from guest services, etc) and we were a little sketched by the huge # of people on the hike out, so we chilled in a moat for a while to see what the weather was going to do and to let the crowd thin a little. Most people were going out towards spearhead, so we went down the circle glacier and rode decker, which was nice (at least before the light went flat for good, then it kinda sucked).

    Does that slide in your picture cover the skin track that leads up to the col right next to Blackcombe Peak, or is it farther to the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prestonf View Post
    Does that slide in your picture cover the skin track that leads up to the col right next to Blackcombe Peak, or is it farther to the right?
    Yep

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    So you did find powder up there. I'm not surprised. There was powder off Hwy 20, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lani View Post
    So you did find powder up there. I'm not surprised. There was powder off Hwy 20, too.
    I skied some pow. I was happy

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    Did it hit anyone, I wouldnt be surprised alot of people pass through there.

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    bump for stoke

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