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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2014, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Since I'd never gotten around to making it up to this peak before, I decided to subject my friends to this very wind-blown ridge on this rather windy day. We started a bit after 9am, and skied up behind a pair of snowshoers. The snowshoers turned around at Zupjok, presumably on account of the wind.

We, however, were not as given to following common sense and continued on, reaching the summit of Alpaca about 2:30pm. On the way back, the song in my head was "This is the song that never ends", replacing "song" with "ridge" and "singing" with "skiing". We got back to the parking lot around 6:30.

Apart from the weather, the conditions we're pretty good for skiing. Everything is pretty well covered. With the long hours of daylight, now is a great time to go bag this peak.

The image uploader is giving me an error, but not telling me what it is. At any rate here is a photo of the Alpaca's south ridge:
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2014, 06:50 PM
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Ha! That was me and Ashi in the wind on Zupjok summit

I'll do my TR in a bit... nothing like a little snowfall/blizzard in May, eh?

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Lol . We saw the clouds let up a bit when we were near the road. I was wondering if views let up on the ridge. And great tune, I sing it on logging roads as "This is the road that never ends".
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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quote:Originally posted by ashi

I was wondering if views let up on the ridge.
Not really. The level of visibility in my photo was pretty par for the course. It was a good character building day.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 09:02 PM
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That is a cool shot of the white ridge, obscured in misty cloud.

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