Forums Trip Reports Jan 28th – MRNP –
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    Salal
    7 Posts

    The snowpack here in washington has been taking a beating. But.. there still has been good snowboarding to be found. One look at the dawg on the webcam the day prior ruled out much larger lines and plans. Even with the sunny days, the snowpack above a certain elevation has not been corning up. We decided to stay around 5-6000 on south slopes. This turned out to be a good backup plan and resulted in a satisfying day. We had the whole area to ourselves besides one lonely goat bootpackin up our skintrack. What a clown.

    The culprit

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    We ended up connecting all the south slopes of plummer, the pinnacle, the castle and the manatee down almost to butler creek each run.

    Johns lack of split crampons had me waiting on the divide as the day turned night. As a result I ended up witnessing a spectacular sunset. We also got locked in at the gate but it was all worth it.

    Behold…fire in the sky

    #635473
    glasshouse_bc
    31 Posts

    Those sunset pictures are incredible.

    Thanks for showing them

    #635474
    Flying Scotsman
    23 Posts

    Damn goats, musta been on slowshoes if it was busting your skin track. Amazing sunset.

    #635475
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @glasshouse_bc wrote:

    Those sunset pictures are incredible.

    hellyeah, sweet pics :rock:

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #635476
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Indeed, the sunset photos are amazing!

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #635477
    JimmyC
    351 Posts

    Another thumbs up for the sunset pics. Nice!!

    #635478
    KiterTodd
    2 Posts

    Beautiful shots! Are those sunset shots HDR?

    #635479
    FLOWTORCH
    159 Posts

    Tell that Goat Kook to get outta the skin track or I’m gonna go start a thread on the internet to register to my discontent.

    Great pics.

    #635480
    dude_reino
    467 Posts

    @FLOWTORCH wrote:

    Tell that Goat Kook to get outta the skin track or I’m gonna go start a thread on the internet to register to my discontent.

    Great pics.

    The goats think the same thing when they see us trying to scramble up some sketchy rock face in snowboard boots. 😉

    #635481
    Salal
    7 Posts

    Thanks – the shots are not hdr…natural light and very little processing.

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