Mt. Sputnik Dawn Patrol

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Stev, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Stev

    Stev Out on the slopes Skier

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    Mt. Sputnik, February 5, 2019

    Mt. Sputnik Dawn Patrol. After shoveling snow the previous day and waking up to more snow overnight. I knew I would have to shovel more snow. I woke up early and headed out just after first daylight. First, I needed to follow Mt. Sputnik's policy: "If it is deep enough to shovel, it is deep enough to ski."

    Penny leads Stev on the Driveway Patch
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    Stev continues down the Driveway Patch
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    Stev and Penny skiing Sagebrush Glade
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  2. JFB

    JFB Getting on the lift Skier

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    Great TR. Strong work, Stev.
     
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  3. Mike King

    Mike King AKA Habacomike Instructor

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    Way to select appropriate terrain given the avalanche forecast. Was the skin track too steep?
     
  4. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    Did you have your beacon?
     
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    Stev

    Stev Out on the slopes Skier

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    I dug pits the previous day as well as that morning. I was confident of the stability of the snow. I was also lead by avy rescue dog Penny, so I knew I would be safe.
    I didn't need to skin since the lodge at Mt. Sputnik is at the top of the runs. The bootpack back up wasn't bad at all.
    P.S. I left my beacon in my car and lived to tell about it.
     
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  6. firebanex

    firebanex Getting off the lift Skier

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    Love it, reminds me I need to do some more work to make the local terrain a bit more accessible here.
     
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