Feb. 15, Slot Quickie

Sunrise from the summit of Snoqualmie Mountain

Broke out early for an assault on Snoqualmie Mt.  Once again, destination The Slot.   Ski partner Seth, had to be done by 9:00, so we made a pre-dawn start at 5:00.    Headlights stayed on until almost 7:00.   Summited Snoq.  Mt., then dropped back down to the slot entrance.   Turns in the slot were good, but the apron had slid and was nasty.  Also, the ski out was still frozen up and provided no good turns.  All in all, good exercise, and nice to get to lay first tracks in the couloir for the day.   As we finished, about a dozen people were just getting started on the climb.  Finished right at nine, and took a couple minutes at the beacon practice area to make sure we still knew how to work our avy beacons.




Feb 8-12, Alpine Skiing - Lake Tahoe

With the snow sucking in Washington, headed to North Lake Tahoe to enjoy some inbounds turns.   Skied Squaw, Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, and Sugarbowl.   The beginning of the week had some leftover powder, and the rest of the week had plenty of sunshine.

Typical Squaw - Steep and Bumpy                           The Gang

Frank skiing the steeps at Kirkwood                                and deep

Lining up for Alpine Meadows back bowl

      Rob, Francine, Kevin, Frank                                  Francine, Frank