Hooked up with Greg Louie and Crispin for a little powder skiing. We thought we would follow a nice skin track up the Phantom side of Snoqualmie Mt. Unfortunately, as we pulled into the parking lot, the ski area security guy, Kent, was trying to shut down the Alpental parking lots. It appears that a party of five skiers, that had already headed up Snoq. Mt., set off a small avalanche. The parking lot was soon to be a search and rescue staging area. Word was that two skiers had non-life threatening injuries, but would need help getting off the mountain. We decided on alternate plans and headed for our favorite tree skiing area, down the road, and managed to rack up three laps of good April Pow.