With the arrival of our friend James from Kiwi-land, our moist although recently warm winter took a turn for the colder. We started out with a super fluffy storm followed by 3 days of sunny and cool conditions.
To take advantage of the fluffy snow we skied nothing but north facing aspects over the long weekend. After a day of skiing powder at the resort (my second lift serv day of the year) I took James out to the White Salmon Glacier for a casual 5000′ warm up day.
The next day I convinced James to follow me to Stone Man on mount Herman with promises of eternal fame and glory. Stone Man is a really fun line and the run as a whole is one of the longest you can find that close to the ski area. I still don’t see where the hoopla around it comes from.
It has gotten rather cold (by PNW standards) and has continued to snow here. The avalanche danger has been considerable to high though so we have been rather confined. Hopefully things will stabilize soon so we can get back out.
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