Crystal Mountain

April 8, 2004.

A beautiful day at Crystal Mountain!  Slush skiing is underrated.  I had a blast skiing on the slush with my new skiis (165cm pocket rockets).

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PICT0097: Closeup of the top of Rainier.

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PICT0098: Rainier from the top of REX.

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PICT0099: Closeup of Little Tahoma Peak (Washington's 3rd highest mountain).

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PICT0100: Not sure...

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PICT0101: Whitman Glacier / Whitman Crest, I think.

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PICT0102: Mount Stuart

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PICT0103: Top of the Green Valley chair.

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PICT0106: Flags at the base of the Crystal area.

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PICT0109: Mount Adams!

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PICT0113: Mount Adams again.

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PICT0117: Iceberg ridge.

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PICT0123: Snorthing Elk bowl...one of my favorite places to ski when there is fresh powder.

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PICT0125: Nothing special.  Shadow of a tree.  Snow.  Trees.  Blue sky.  Some whispy clouds.

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PICT0126: Green Valley.

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PICT0127: Mount Adams again.

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PICT0129: Mount Rainier again.

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PICT0130: Powder bowl.

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PICT0133: On the high campbell chair...Riding the chair is a foreboding experience.

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PICT0135: Looking down from the top of Powder bowl.  PICT0130 was taken from that road down there.  I was a little uncomfortable standing this close to the cornice.  In February, I had the worst ski fall of my life on this run:

I fell out of control for about 400 vertical feet.  It was spectacular.  I wish I had that on video.  It took me 40 minutes to find and gather my missing gear.  I never found one of my poles.

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PICT0136: Mount Stuart.

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PICT0137: Silver King / Mount Adams.