November 30th, 2007
The snow was light and fluffy but the base wasn’t there yet; at the closed lift area (Alpental) the run we wanted to do (International) was a mass of barely-covered boulders. We traversed climber’s-left to the top of Chair One and skied down amongst the bushes to an open glade where–for a short pitch–the turns were heavenly. A couple yo-yo’s and a core-shot to one of my skis and we were back to the car.
I didn’t really take any pics except as an afterthought, with the cell phone, when Andreas boarded down the bridge. A whole posse went out to Mt Rainier on Saturday for higher-elevation snow but Friday was a trial run for my tweaky knee; I felt I should wait a little while longer lest I put myself out for the season. So I went for a run instead, my first in weeks. It was good.
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