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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3/17/15 Four leaf clover!!!!



Base of Table
My lucky streak continued today!!! John Allen, Grady McCombs, Eric Triplett and I left snowater at about 9 am. The air temperature at 5000 ft  had reached 40 degrees yesterday and we were concerned the snow pack might be "crusty the clown". Our plan was to skin out under Mt Herman, head for the Herman saddle, and ride the backside bowl. Mazama bowl is northish facing, and has a couple well placed mountains around it. We hoped it would not be sun effected.



Mazama Bowl
Eric's ski poles would not work so we had to share. Grady led the way and picked an excellent route. The lakes and creeks were all running so we had to be careful. At one point we had to cross the semi frozen lake one at a time. Always makes me nervous!!!


Mazama bowl was fun, but had a slight crust. Grady and I hiked up to the base of Table and dropped a cool spine line. The sky was overcast so our photos were not as good as yesterday. We were simply stoked to make fresh turns.



Grady sending it!



The ride back towards the ski area was even more fun!!! The sun had softened the crust and we milked the turns! Spending the day with 3 of my best friends in the world made today special!! 46 hikes to go!!! More snow in the forecast for this weekend, and the ski area could open on Friday!!! Things are looking up!!!