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 Peak:  Mt. Democrat (14er)
 Route:  South Slope
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  benners
 Date of Information:  03/24/2012
 Date Posted:  03/26/2012
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Saturday, March 24th, 2012. We skied the main chute skiers right of the summit from around 13,800. From 13,800 to the summit was dry, though I suppose if you like walking over rocks with your skis on you could make it go from the true summit. The chute was in excellent condition, corning up well around 10am and granting a ski all the way back to the Kite Lake TH. We dug a pit at the base of the chute, isolated a column, and recorded a CT of 30+ and a shear score of 3. The chute is very stable, and is lending good skiing from summit ridge to car right now. Feel free to PM me if you need any additional info.

-benners

P.S. The third photo is a shot of Arkansas from Democrat's summit.



Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4


  • Comments or Questions (2)
Elliot


Nice pics!     2012-03-26 11:34:47
Skied the same gulley on friday thenn some of the short shots on the ridge connecting dem and buckskin sun. Thought there would be more people skiing here this weekend but it was pretty quiet.


benners


Thanks man     2012-03-26 13:05:18
Yeah I was surprised at the relative lack of people as well. This chute is the best skiing we saw coming off Democrat's summit ridge yet most recent parties have been skiing the chute further skier's left.

Anyways, glad you hit it, the snow was the best I've skied this spring.



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