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These are image galleries which have appeared on the Turns All Year home page in the past. Most are from backcountry skiing trips in the Washington Cascade Mountains, to such places as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Adams. Most thumbnail images on this page can be clicked to view the full-sized image, and lead into a slide show sequence for that gallery.
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The complete version of this photo gallery is now available on Turns All Year CD-ROM. Below you can view thumbnail photos from this gallery.

Turns All Year CD-ROM contains over 180 photo galleries, containing more than 3200 full-sized photos, from backcountry skiing and snowboarding trips in the Pacific Northwest.

from July 15, 2002:
Heliotrope Ridge-Coleman Glacier, Mt. Baker, Washington, July 5, 2002
TOMSKI finds snow
TOMSKI finds snow
Booting onto the Coleman
Booting onto the Coleman
Skinning at ~7500'
Skinning at ~7500'
Skinning at ~8500'
Skinning at ~8500'
Tom at ~9000'
Tom at ~9000'
Tom at ~9000'
Tom at ~9000'
Tom at ~8500'
Tom at ~8500'
Tom at ~8500'
Tom at ~8500'
Tom at ~8000'
Tom at ~8000'
Turn, Charles, turn!
Turn, Charles, turn!
Tom at ~7500'
Tom at ~7500'
Tom at ~7500'
Tom at ~7500'
Tom at ~7500'
Tom at ~7500'
Double-pole technique
Double-pole technique
Tom at ~6500'
Tom at ~6500'
Last turns down the Coleman
Last turns down the Coleman
All-terrain skiing
All-terrain skiing
Last turns
Last turns

Photos by Tom Szwedko and Charles Eldridge.

Associated trip report: "By prior arrangement, I met TOMSKI at the Heliotrope trailhead; Tom is on a 3 week PNW ski pilgrimage, and was spending several days skiing around Mt. Baker after several at Mt. Rainier. The trail had only small patches of snow before it disappeared at treeline at about 4900'. We followed a nice boot track up onto the Coleman under sunny skies, with a trace of new snow deepening to about 1/2" at 6500'. The underlying snow was very well frozen, and a climbing party said there was more new snow up higher, from squalls the previous day. We started skinning about 6500', and the new snow deepened to about 1" at 7000' and 4" above 8000'. We followed the boot track to the ridge between the Coleman and Deming Glaciers, stopping at about 9200'. Climbers coming down the Roman Wall were proceeding very cautiously, and it appeared that most of the new snow had not stuck on that slope, creating very firm conditions.
   After lunch we skied back down the up track in the best July ski conditions I think I have ever had. The new snow remained loose and powdery down to about 7000', and was fast and very smooth. Below 7000' the day's warmth had begun to melt the new snow and soften the underlying old snow, but the skiing stayed fast, smooth, and very enjoyable to the base of the last steeper drop off of the glacier. We skied down toward the trail just to skier's left of the up track, and were able to keep skis on all the way to the trail at 4900' with one short stretch of all-terrain skiing across some grass; the last 500' or so became fairly runneled in places, but was soft enough to still provide decent skiing. A fantastic day and a 4300' run."
Charles Eldridge

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