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A short walk and a few turns - August skiing

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You know how to bring a smile to the faces of people who are experiencing 100* heat. 

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post #3 of 11

Yeah, 88*F in Tahoe today!

 

JF

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Nice view several months from your last post of that trek. Much crustier than the last time, but I'd take it today.   Sick looking pick poles.  If you can't self arrest with those, you just might die (or eek.gif put out an eye) trying.

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nice!

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Nice!  Looks like some serious weapons built into the grip of the ski pole.

 

1000

post #7 of 11

sweet, are those props from the Dark knight movie?   

 

Be careful scratching your nose..

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Wow....I could almost feel the snow under my feet.  They was one sketchy looking "walk".  Those pick poles are intimidating.  Great stuff!

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Is that more snow than there usually is there in August?

post #10 of 11

Beautiful. That looks like HUGE fun!

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Originally Posted by Blake Saunders View Post

Is that more snow than there usually is there in August?

 

 

err...NO....and Yes.   This place is 3800m above sea level (12500ft) so you can have bare ice or 3m (10ft) snowpack. I've walked down here when you can barely scratch the surface with steel crampons, and wading in waist deep fresh snow - in the same month!

 

 

In winter we ski 2800m (9000ft) to the valley floor, you will experience very different snow conditions in one run - A normal run may start wind scoured, turning to just wind hardened then bottomless pow, to sun crust, then firm like a piste, ending in slush.  When you go back for another lap it may well have all changed ;)

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