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 Post subject: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:31 pm 
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We started at the tilly jane trailhead at 6:15. Ive gone up that trail way too many times.

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The telemetry read 13 inches of new snow in the previous two days prior, with winds no greater than 20 mph. The powder in the alpine was perfect! We crossed Eliot Glacier and headed up to the moraine separating snowdome and langille bowls.
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We scored a 3,000 foot perfect angle powder run into a steep access gully to the Coe Glacier.

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Turns with Barret Spur in background

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Access Gully

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Coe Glacier Area

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We bootpacked up Barrett Spur, it was really good powder except for the top 100 feet or so, which was a few inches of really light powder over textured ice. Barret Spur has a nice steep pitch.

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We toured up the Coe Glacier and back to Langille bowls. The Coe Glacier has some great scenery.

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We made it up the snowdome to about 8,800 feet. Plans were to go all the way up the top of the dome, but our legs were tired. A 9,500 vertical day was enough. We made some good turns down Eliot Glacier and back to the tilly jane trailhead at 3,800 feet.

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we got back to the car at 6 making it a 12 hour day, with 16 miles of travel, 8 miles on skins and 8 miles on boards.

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Way to get after it! It's cool you picked up Monitor and Barret this season, eye candy attained. :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
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Sweet Christoph! Way to get the timing right for some beautiful high alpine powder runs, and thanks for sharing them.

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Sweet shots!

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:42 am 
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Sick pix! What's up with Rainier?


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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:13 pm 
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photos were taken by ryanirv, hes lurking on this board somewhere...

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
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Dude that's a pretty epic trip. We tried to hit snowdome on saturday, but the sleet and winds from friday night scoured that area. I would like hit that area this summer.


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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
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Nice man, way to get the goods in prime conditions. 9500 feet in a day is beastly too :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:15 am 
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Good job Chris. Makes me want to put together a volcano circuit!

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
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Nice timing Chris! You guys scored on the new pow.

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Sweeeeet!!

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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
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Looks like an incredible tour! Nice work


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 Post subject: Re: April 17th, Mt. Hood North Side Traverse
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traverse? but you went down. :mrgreen: :thatrocks:


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