Mini-TR Everybody Wang Chung Tonight 3.6.09

(Last Updated On: March 7, 2009)

Yesterday Luke and I searched for some halfway decent snow on the Wang Chung face of Axtel. As some of my previous posts have mentioned, we’re in a dry, warm, windy, and cloudy weather phase here, so finding good snow has gotten tough to come by. Since the Wang Chung face is high and a north aspect, I guessed that we would be able to find some lightly wind textured ripply recycled pow (that’s the best way to describe it). That’s exactly what we found on the face, with the lower apron being marginal windboard snow. Photo from ’07:
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We ended up trending skier’s left and avoiding the Eraser chute, assuming the snow quality there would be poor. Another group skied the Pencil chute at about the same time and said that conditions were “scary” due to a hard and variable snowpack. Not many photos on yet another graybird day, but here’s Luke:
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Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.  He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing.He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.    He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing. He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

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