Skiing Mt. Pilchuck

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  1. Jim Dockery

    Jim Dockery Well-Known Member

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    We took advantage of the only government shutdown benefit I can think of - the forest service didn't have the $ to shut down the road to Mt. Pilchuck yet so we managed to drive all the way to the trailhead parking lot for a rare easy winter climb. Due to recent rain then freeze cycles the snow had a manky breakable icy crust which resulted in a very slow, cautious descent (very few actual turns, mostly traverses with kick turns to change direction). The views, good exercise, and having the mountain to ourselves made up for it.

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    Mt. Rainier

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    Mt. Baker

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    Mt. Rainier & Puget Sound

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    Three Fingers
     
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    Nice views even if the crusty snow dampened the experience. I like the shot of Rainier.
     
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    Hey Jim, I am glad you got some benefit from the shutdown.

    I like Mt Baker the best here, and your Three Fingers seems too dark, I would brighten that middle area a bit more.
     
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    fantastic set Jim . I'm glad you got down safe, sounds like a white knuckle drive.
     
  5. Jim Dockery

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    That’s what I thought too Jim, but when I did it made that clear cuts too apparent for my taste.
     

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