December 20, 2008

Pete's Creek - Chugach National Forest

Pete's North has some wind slab on exposed ridge lines, but nearly all of the terrain has terrific soft snow. There were only 3 skiers on Pete's North. Saw 4 knuckledraggers on Pete's South, and 5 skinning below avalanche debris on Lipps.

Wow! The Lipps slide is sobering. Watching those guys skinning below that slope was worrisome, but it didn't go.

Took seriously Lisa Portune's advisory to stay on slopes less than 35 degrees. Measured the line off the summit at 38. Skied lines in the mid to lower 30's.

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