A perfect slope of powder

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  1. Jim Dockery

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    My shadow at the top of one of my favorite backcountry ski runs near Stevens Pass, WA. This was a perfect crisp day with no wind and good snow. A couple runs down pristine slopes like this makes a backcountry day so much more aesthetically enjoyable than fighting for powder at a ski area. Hoping for a good season this year.

     
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    A powder hounds dream - and nary a track in sight. Yet :)
     
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    Nice imaging Jim. I am skiing vicariously through your posts.
     
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    Neat image, So how do you get up there? Snowshoes or using your skis?
     
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    This is really cool. One can almost feel the freshness and solitude here.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments.

    Ben, we use climbing skins on the bottom of our skis to ascend, then rip them off up top, change our bindings to hold down the heel, and ski down just like with Alpine gear.

    Jim, that freshness and quiet is a lot of why I love back-country skiing. The other thing is that if I carefully regulate my clothing layers I don't sweat much, esp. compared to a warm summer day of climbing.

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    Climbing past a cornice in the same area on another day.
     
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    This sure looks like a lot of work. But that alpine now is something else again. Just beautiful.
     
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    Spectacular, Jim.
     
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    I would have thought snow would make for horrible B&W images, You have proved that wrong, these are excellent!
     

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