Cascadian Couloir -- Final Days

5/12/21
WA Cascades East Slopes Central
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Posted by Cali4nia on 5/13/21 12:40pm

Very nice descent of Cascadian Couloir of Mt Stuart. Rippin' corn turns from the false summit for the top 1/2 of the descent; pretty sloppy below that. Coverage down to around 500 vertical feet above Ingalls Creek.

We unfortunately do not think this fabulous couloir will be skiable much longer. The bottom half didn't refreeze the night before so will probably melt pretty fast. We actually didn't think it looked skiable from Longs Pass, but thankfully pressed on and were rewarded handsomely.

Parked about 2 miles from the trailhead, several snow drifts stop progress there. Last mile to Esmeralda TH is full snow but probably won't last much longer. 100% skinning from TH to Longs Pass, skied down to Ingalls Creek.

Spectacular skiing all around.

How is the SE flank holding up? Do you have pictures?


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