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April 26, 2003, Hawkins, Salmon La Sac

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Posted by BrentH on 4/26/03 9:39am
Road is driveable past Big Boulder Creek to just before spur road to trailhead (3200'). We were able to skin all but 500 vf of the approach. Climbed Hawkin's S ridge to 6800' and took two 1700 vf runs into the basin NW of the ridge. Stable conditions. A couple inches of consolidating new on a firm base; skied OK. The day began with rain over Snoqualmie Pass and in Roslyn (1 hr at the Roslyn Bakery), but it was dry and clearing when we started at 10 am. 7200vf.
I think we saw you across the basin from us. Were there four of you?

We hiked up the 4WD road toward Huckleberry Mountain (nearly 1000 vf with no snow), took a nice run between Huckleberry and Hawkins (best snow of the day) and then made a climbing traverse through forest and occasional avy debris below Hawkins. We returned via the south spur of Hawkins, a nice loop trip.

If you saw skiers on the W side of Hawkins, that would be our party of 3. Only other people we encountered was a party of 3 snowshoers who did not go above 6500' on the SW ridge.

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2003-04-26 16:39:13