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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Rodbelan » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:27 am

Where is it? You do not need to be precise... Just an indicator. I bet you are somewhere in PNW.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:39 am

Rodbelan wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:27 am
Where is it? You do not need to be precise... Just an indicator. I bet you are somewhere in PNW.
sorry, I edited the post.

I am in Southcentral Alaska.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Tom M » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:05 am

jyw5 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:55 am
so using cheap Fischer OTX 5 boots. didn't want to wear out my Alfa leathers.
Your comment on the Alfa's made me smile. Looks like you still have good snow depth at HP.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:10 pm

That looks like a great day out guys. It made me want to be out there.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:29 pm

jyw5 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:55 am

That's one of my favorite play spots in possibly the best xcd spot anywhere.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:30 pm

jyw5 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:55 am
Winter still going strong in Alaska. Skiing today was great. we got about 10 inches of snow over the past week. Can't complain. Finally, some good spring weather. This season will go until mid to late May. then, return for Summer corn up high in June/July.

S112 with 35mm mohair skins, NNN BC, 2 coats hot waxed polar white tip/tail. hot waxed blue wax on the scales. wet snow, so using cheap Fischer OTX 5 boots. didn't want to wear out my Alfa leathers. used the skins for the morning (30F-36F) up and down and only take them off on the way down at the end of the day when temps reach 40F at 3pm. max steepness is about 25 degrees.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:31 pm

Well the photo didn't print but it looks like Gold Cord Mine.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:16 am

Right now, Hatcher Pass is pretty great. It has been very sunny. Hard crust in the morning, soft corn/mash potatoes in the afternoon. I have been skiing around 10am to 3pm. There seems to be a 3hr sweet spot. I think we have another 3 wks left of the spring snow season...then a break for a month before being able to hike up to shaded chutes of summer corn. I'm eager to try it out as I got the Alfa Guards with S112s. Haven't done any significant summer skiing in 2 years. Of course, as we reopen for work, I may be stuck going back to work and unable to do anything else...but can't really complain...I have been off for 6 wks...and looks like at least another 3 wks.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:51 am

Last Wednesday at the Ruth Glacier, Alaska Range. Elevation: 5500ft-7200ft.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Tue May 12, 2020 6:32 am

I was going to mention that this would be the year to fly up to the Ruth, with no or at least very few out of staters.. Were you climbing or just skiing? A spectacular place, post more pics.

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