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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:40 pm 
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Location: closer to josh, kris, and mel than craig
Ok, let's try this again:

I'm thinking about organizing a one day backcountry ski tour for Sunday, 1/23. Because conditions are variable, I'll wait until later in the week to post exactly where I'm going.

This will be a mellow ski tour, so you won't need to be in phenomenal shape, but please know how to use all of your gear (especially your avy gear!) and be able to ski reasonably spaced trees without fearing for your life. If you have any questions about your skill level, you are more than welcome to contact me.

Expect to leave Seattle around 7am and return around 4pm.

To keep things kerfuffle free, I'll cap the trip at 8 people (including myself).

Gear required:
skis (with AT or tele bindings - for speed reasons, no snowshoes)
boots
poles
skins
probe (can rent from club)
shovel (can rent from club)
beacon (can rent from club)
desire to shred

If you're interested in coming please post:
1. Can you drive? How many?
2. Do you need to rent any gear?
3. What's your previous backcountry ski experience


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:47 pm 
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I'm going on my own trip!

1. I can drive 2 more + their gear
2. No need to rent any gear
3. I have done lots tours and a few multi-day trips in the PNW, Colorado, and California. And by the weekend, I will be a graduate of Avy 1


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:45 am 
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Thanks for organizing, Ava!

1. I can drive, if needed although my little Honda civic is not ideal on ice
2. Have all the needed gear.
3. I have done ~ half a dozen moderate back country tours, so I am still learning! However, I love it!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:54 pm 
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1. Nope
2. I have all the gear
3. Lots of skiing experience, with a fair amount in the backcountry


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:22 pm 
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Definitely interested. I'm new to the area and haven't been out touring yet so I'd be psyched to go.

1. 2wd honda civic with no chains, can in a pinch but probably shouldn't
2. I have all the gear
3. Plenty of backcountry skiing experience in New Hampshire over the past 4-5 years, mostly day trips, few overnights

Jesse Billingham

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:02 pm 
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1) have car, can drive 3 others (its a forester, so pretty good in the snow)
2) have everything
3) intermediate amount of experience, some longer/overnight tours

-Adam


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Once again, I'm in!

1. Have car (w/ 4wd and chains), can take up to 3 others
2. Have all gear
3. Lots of skiing experience, some shorter tours and yo-yo laps, familiar w/ my avy gear and its use.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Ok, so it looks like we will have some decent weather to get our shred on this weekend!

I would like to head out to the Stevens Pass area -- there are several tours out there that look like they might be fun (Arrowhead or Jim Hill, in particular). I will spend tomorrow getting more beta on the routes and will bring extra maps for those who would like to navigate.

Because Stevens is gaining a reputation for being difficult to park at, I suggest we leave Seattle at 6:30 am. We will rally at the Burke Museum parking lot (it will be free to leave your cars there for the day since it's a Sunday) and head out from there. Expect to be back in Seattle no later than 4-5pm.

Driving: Since Adam and I have the cars that seem most equipped for the snow, we'll go with that.

Car 1 (Ava):
Ava
Kris
Becky

Car 2 (Adam):
Adam
Jesse
Jason

Please let me know if you're not able to make it by tomorrow by 5pm. And make sure you take a look at the avy forecast for Sunday - I'm expecting low avy conditions, but it's always great to have everyone on the same avy danger page.


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