High Pressure

By:  Sam
January 3, 2011

The next day, “partly cloudy” turned into “sunny”, so Allen and I headed out on a photo mission. A bit of an anomaly for this area, Allen and I found that sunny south facing slopes were not melting and getting sun effected, so we lapped them all day, returning to the car only as the light began to fade.

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at Shuksan…. Allen on the other hand might need a little more photoshopping.

Shuksan: the beautiful site of many adventures yet-to-happen.

Allen led the way.

It’s almost more fun to just look around than to go skiing, almost.

This isn’t what it looks like, that little slough happened the day before…. but for dramatic purposes, “CHECK OUT ALLEN OUTRUNNING THAT AVALANCHE”

The “Waynes World” extreme close up.

For all you east coasters – some mellow tree skiing 3 days after a storm. Cha-Ching.

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  1. scottydubsnw
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 1:04 am  

    that last photo of peak thru trees you say to be larabee, close, this is winchester mtn, larabee is to looker left( if standing in baker’s lot. Larabee is a taller, shear rock with snowy slope facing the e-se. I look at these mtns many days thru winter with imagination that i will summit and snowboard descent them all!!!!!

    • jake
      wrote on January 6th, 2011 at 11:08 am  

      That pic was correctly labeled as Larrabee. Winchester does not have that much of an exposed face.

  2. Ben
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 9:42 am  

    nice pictures, looks like fun!!!

    I hate near-certain inconvenience!

  3. Greg
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 11:39 am  

    great TR Sam! Pretty friggin clear why you moved :D

    That woods shot definitely got me giddy… loved it

  4. savantskis
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 11:57 am  

    Was wondering what you guys have been up to out there. Thanks for the update and some pics. The Jan thaw didn’t hit out there I take it

  5. Porter Haney
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 4:43 pm  

    I’d like to know about Allen’s aggressive hitch hiking.

  6. christian
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 5:24 pm  


  7. Sam
    wrote on January 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm  

    so a guy on TAY says that those were cougar tracks. Cougar, lynx, or bobcat: it’s pretty cool to know that they’re out there.

    As for allen’s hitch hiking, we were deciding which would be the best way to approach getting a ride: either having him show a little skin, or going all crazy style and running into the road naked with a rock in hand threatening cars (actually witnessed this in India). I’m not going to tell you which tactic he actually used though….

  8. Samthemandaddy
    wrote on January 7th, 2011 at 2:34 pm  

    The tracks are obviously cougar based on my google image research. The toes are always more splayed. In addition I saw one in SC (yes south carolina) and it had big feet. Keep working on your spelling Sam.

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