Eightmile: NE Face

6/6/20
WA Cascades Central E
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Posted by Jens Holsten on 6/17/20 5:10pm

The same day that Mike Rolfs saw 696 people on the Colchuck trail (https://turns-all-year.com/trip-reports/colchuck), Pat, Ben, and I decided to try something different. We made the surprisingly easy hike to Eightmile's NE side. Some people would like a little more snow for this tour, but we still had a great time and spent the same amount of time on the approach as we would getting to the Colchuck Glacier. In a more normal (very bony in the Stuart Range this year) season, this would make a very convenient spring ski with mileage comparable to Colchuck, but with easier walking and steeper skiing. Of course, off sleds, this line is Stuart Range powder classic. I was stoked to find it a great spring option too! 

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Ben climbing up. Follow your eye out the Icicle all the way to Peshastin.

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Ben tears the top panel a new one

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Pat follows suit

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Yew!

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A great day in the backyard

Awesome, Jens! Love it!

2020-06-19 02:33:04
mikerolfs

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