I checked my email before heading to bed and had an email from Crispin Prahl. We had skied the Alpental backcountry on Tuesday and talked about hooking up for a tour. Well Crispin had dug up one of his usual conspirators, Jeremy Allyn, and was planning on a 7:20 am start to ski the Slot Couloir on the North side of Snoqualmie Mt.. I usually try to enjoy my sleep, so I ignored his email and figured if I woke up and was motivated, I would find them in the parking lot. I managed to get out of bed, and since I only live ten minutes away, managed to be late (7:22). I arrived to see Crispin and Jeremy already skinning up the slope below the Phantom Slide. Kindly they waited for me to catch up. A skin track had been put in on Tuesday, that led directly to the slot entrance. We made it to the top of the slot in a quick two hours. The group yesterday was only two skiers, and the slot looked like it had plenty of fresh snow. Pretty much a perfect day.Good ski partners, an easy skin track to follow, and perfect snow conditions. Glad I got out of bed!
Crsipin, all smiles, perched on the edge of the Slot Couloir
Jeremy slips into position