Thumbtack snowpatch

9/20/20
WA Snoqualmie Pass
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Posted by AntiqueLaser on 9/21/20 8:51pm

Finally after all the smoke it was time to get some September turns in the Thumbtack Basin! 

Clearly I wasn't the only one with such a great idea as I saw 5 (!) other folks with skis...the Snow Lake Superhighway/Dog Park was unsurprisingly busy until I left the main trail at the Source Lake cutoff.  Fall colors have progressed a lot since my last time in the mountains a few weeks ago, but there were still plenty of berries to munch on.

I'm not really sure what I want to call the perennial snowpatch: Snoqualmie Snowfield? Chair Pk 'Glacier'? Either way, it skied relatively smoothly with only a few rocks to dodge. 

The pika were plentiful and it felt like they were cheering me on during my laps as I celebrated another full year of turns. yay skiing!

 

alp
2020-09-22 04:15:22
mikerolfs

Nice one, AL.  The thumbtack is what I have heard it called.  It's more substantial than  the "median strips" some of us have been threading.

Did you slide with the other skiers?

2020-09-22 17:14:23
telemack
2020-10-08 00:36:52
Randito

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