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Jim Crowley wrote on 3/5/06 9:10 PM:

> I was fortunate enough to able to go backcountry skiing both days during this
> magical upslope weekend.
> 
> The 2-3 wt.% H2O powder was about as dry snow as I've ever skied. Here's a
> video
> showing why I think I've heard this kind of snow called "blower":
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/hfqyd
> 
> On Saturday I was joined by my trusty sidekick, Bill, shown here on the skin
> track:
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/qcdxl
> 
> There were snowshowers throughout the day, accumulating a couple inches. The
> wind wasn't bad. The total snowfall for the upslope event was probably close
> to
> the 18" reported by the NWS for Underhill. Combine that with the 20" of
> equally
> dry snow that fell over the past 10 days and you get mid-thigh snow.
> 
> There were plenty of opening through the forest, all untracked before we
> passed
> through:
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/rxc2v
> http://tinyurl.com/rthvw
> http://tinyurl.com/pfayl
> http://tinyurl.com/pq849
> http://tinyurl.com/sx6as
> 
> Today was bright, clear and windless. A perfect late winter day. Skiing was
> better than Saturday because the snow started to settle, providing some
from the cool Ukrainian ski picture on the front page of
http://nytimes.com/

--Dan

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