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 Post subject: Dragontail and Colchuck Glacier, May 1st
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:22 am 
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A couple of us headed up to colchuck lake yesterday. Ale and I spent thursday night at the lake. Kyle and Dan met up with us the next day on the colchuck glacier. Since I'm short on words I'll just start throwing up pictures.


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Dragontail at night
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Goodmorning...nice place to wake up
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Board vs. Boot
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Cashmere
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Ripper corn for the 1st lap off som sub-peak of colchuck
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After breakfast we headed up to colchuck col where I ran into Kyle and his friend Dan...nice to meet you both

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Boving route
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From the top of the glacier...Ale, Kyle and I skinned up and rode down the sw face of dragontail. A nice line with good snow and scenery.

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Kyle
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Kyle and I scrambled the ridge while Scott dropped in

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Scott dropping in
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Kyle coming down the sw face

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If all that wasn't enough...the top half of the colchuck glacier was loaded with windblown and packed powder from a storm a couple days earlier. Real nice turns back down to the lake

MAY 1ST
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Kyle
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Then the jibb'in started to happen

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We tried for this little gem but the wind had hammered it...some other time
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Sometimes you pay a fee when everything goes right. Commence rotten snow on talus followed by devils club and creeks. Hope you guys made it outta there!

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 Post subject: Re: Dragontail and Colchuck Glacier, May 1st
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:29 pm 
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Wow, sweet report from the PNW. That terrain is awesome.
Thanks for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: Dragontail and Colchuck Glacier, May 1st
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:46 pm 
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nice pictures - how long wos the jump.... and what to hell is in your day - big pack - Rucksack????


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 Post subject: Re: Dragontail and Colchuck Glacier, May 1st
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:56 pm 
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It was badass hanging out with you guys and getting all that pow was the Icing on the cake. :thatrocks:
Here are a few photos I got
Skinning up Colchuck Glacier with Jeff and Scott in the distance.
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Looking down at Colchuck Lake
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Jeff breaking trail with the Summit of Dragon Tail above him
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Once we hit the Col we traversed around to the SW face of Dragontail to access the summit couloir
Jeff and Scott skinning up to the Summit of Dragontail
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Scott drops in
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Then Jeff
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 Post subject: Re: Dragontail and Colchuck Glacier, May 1st
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:55 am 
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OUTSTANDING!!!!! :rock:


I have been wanting to get into that area for years, but the drive from PDX makes it seem restrictive....

Great pictures, and thanks for giving me some drool material, and convincing pictures for my regular partner to
start contemplating!

BTW, a few years ago I saw a TR on TAY where some maniac skied triple couloirs on Dragontail.... :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: Dragontail and Colchuck Glacier, May 1st
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:33 am 
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WoW!! Great photos!

Still high on the stoke this morn. Thanks for having me along and all the hard work getting up. soooo much fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Dragontail and Colchuck Glacier, May 1st
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:49 am 
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Looks like a great trip!

Hey Ale, are you up for Adams again this year. Earlier maybe?


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