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 Post subject: Blue Hole in the Chugach
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:21 pm 
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Skies turned blue for a brief opportunity to get after it. First objective is to scope Eddies South Face for some POW.
On approach looking towards Wolverine ridge and Shark Fin
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Found snowsavage on the trail. We could only hike so far on the ridge before we had to drop ...


Hiking out and a look at the North Face of TinCan
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Next is was on to something bigger. Plan was to go after Wolverine but our sunny forecast started with a thick cloud deck and we were contemplating what to do. After freezing in an empty motorized parking lot the sun started to show itself over TinCan first. We changed plans and headed up TinCan with our objective being a rib off of the North Face Proper summit.

On approach we see the library and Kickstep
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There's snowsavage
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Things look nice HIGH in the Chugach
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Snowsavage and our token skier already thinking about line number 2 on Eddies
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Snowsavage dropping
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Action shots courtesy of snowsavage of the line from top to bottom
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Next we toured up the Eddies valley looking for a chute to climb. We settled on this one whose upper section measured 50 degrees.
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On top of the ridge we get a closer view of our original objective which obviously came out of the clouds. We did notice some tracks on the route we were intending to ride which seemed to stop only a few turns into the line. On our climb there was some sun crusts as all south facing slopes got a good dose of sun exposure so we assumed they may have ran into something sketchy and took another route down and presumed we made the right decision today. But who knows we have our own chute to rip :thumpsup:
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Snowsavage picks chute to enter
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I rode what we climbed for an sick powder run. Our skier friend from Colorado followed
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Here is a short vid of both of the lines


Great days in the Chugach :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Hole in the Chugach
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Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
milky white here in Valdez, no fly days :( ...and I hear the Northern Lights were going off there too! Damn

Oh yeh, Nice Work!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Hole in the Chugach
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DAMN!!!!!! my wife wants to move to Alyeska! DAMN!!!!
you guys win!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Blue Hole in the Chugach
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:07 am 
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FUCKING ALASKA! :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Hole in the Chugach
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BGnight wrote:
FUCKING ALASKA! :rock:


+1, of course, it's been dark there for the first half of the season...

See the Roger's Pass TRs.... *****ing CANADA!

BG, I know the Cali season has been atrocious, not all that much better here in Colorado, hate to say it, but perhaps it is time to think about the potential effects of climate change and whether we really can do anything about it.
It should be winter here, but we have an early spring right now, with frozen surfaces all 'round, and, perhaps if one gets lucky, the chance of finding softened snow on S facing lines with lots of sun. in March we should still be riding cold winter POW here in Colorado.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Hole in the Chugach
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aw yeh looks wicket up there!!! nice work, keep it up!
fukin alaska yeh, goin off..... hopefully all the free radicals who've bin loitering around rev will head north soon, smell ya later! have fun up there!!

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Hole in the Chugach
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barrows wrote:
I know the Cali season has been atrocious, not all that much better here in Colorado
I imagine we'll have a shortage of water, and high fire warnings from here to Cali this summer.

FUCKING ALASKA. :) Nice work.


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I'm in an optimistic mood as we're supposed to get 5-7' above 7500ft this week :bananas:
March never lets us down :)


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Hole in the Chugach
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BGnight wrote:
I'm in an optimistic mood as we're supposed to get 5-7' above 7500ft this week :bananas:
March never lets us down :)



:thumpsup: Good, it never hurts to be optimistic. Send that moisture along our way when you are done with it. Typically El Nino is good to us in April, and even May, so there is still hope.

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Awesome stoke! Thank you!

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