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 Post subject: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Hooked up with Ale Capone, BS, and Leeland(sp?) yesterday to get some in the Baker area. We decided to head towards Hadley Peak. Ben wasn't feeling like pushing the vanagon up the snowy road (can't blame him), so we parked well before the trailhead parking lot and decided to go for the Cascadian approach instead of skinning the road at around 9am. We boot packed maybe 1000 vert through some tight trees and a pillow field, then got to a place where we could start skinning.

We ended up reaching the zone around 1:30 or so, scoped some lines and started heading that way, around 2:45 we got sopped in clouds and came up on a nice line and decided to drop. The snow was amazing, stable waist deep blower. Skinned back up and while debating another line, with the skin track set, we decided we should probably start heading back as it was quite a trek.

We decided to skin back the summer trail and road instead of the bushwhacking way we approached, and reached the car at around 8 pm after skinning and skiing with headlamps for a couple hours.

All in all a great day with some of the deepest October pow I've laid a track in.


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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Sounds like a perfect day. I get so envious of you north cascades folk sometimes ... I may just move to bellingham.


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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Nice! I'm so jealous I can't stand it. We've got nothin' up here right now. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:19 am 
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Congrats! Looks like you found some solid peeps to ride with.

Keep the stoke up! :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
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looking good!

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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:04 pm 
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helll yeah :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Thanks, Hopefully this next week doesn't get to warm and wash all the goodness away. Looks like there's great early season conditions all over right now! Hopefully its a good winter :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:19 pm 
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saign wrote:
Thanks, Hopefully this next week doesn't get to warm and wash all the goodness away. Looks like there's great early season conditions all over right now! Hopefully its a good winter :thumpsup:


I wish that was true for down here. It's been a freaking monsoon ever since this storm came in. I was hoping we would catch a break with a cold front :cry: You get a nice dump one week just to be wiped out by a tropical front the next, what a cock-tease. Well, I'm glad you were able to find other people.


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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
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i went up to heliotrope with two other friends yesterday the 27th and we had a good time. it rained pretty much the whole time we were on the trail and around 5500 ft it started to snow. it was good deep powder near the top but quickly became very heavy and wet.

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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:57 pm 
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that was a fun day and a great start to my season. nice meeting you and nice video edit, too (although a little light on the bushwhacking footage)!

i'm still trying to remember how to take photos in cascade winter lighting; here's a couple... the rest will be in the early season TR that i'll start once i get a few more photos of my new van.

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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
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Nice work boys!


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 Post subject: Re: Baker wilderness 10-26-12
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Rad shots Ben. I shoulda broke out the camera more, as that was quite the bushwhack, and I wish I got more shots of you guys riding....next time...

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