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Bean Basin

5/13/23
WA Cascades East Slopes Central
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Posted by clumsy on 5/14/23 4:49pm

Hit consistent snow around 5k ft at the entrance to the basin.  Skied off Judis Peak and then the shoulder of Earl.  No overnight freeze, snow was a mix of sticky and mash potatoes, but still a super fun day.  Had to dodge some rocks below Earl lower down.  So many fun looking lines in this basin, planning on coming back a bit earlier next year.

Bean Basin

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Epic views

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Earl from the shoulder

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Earl from below

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Seemed a little thin, but I think we could have skied the main chute if we could move faster and sun wasn't so intense

Skiing down the shoulder of Earl

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It really is a nice spot, but I’m always late. So often by the time you can drive close it is cooked. Beautiful pictures.


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