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Sunshine Cliff Session

Thursday, November 27th


Had a really good session today at Sunshine (also my friend Justin’s bday session! =), it was a bit cloudy but the sun was shining through for most of the day creating sort of a dull sunlight.  This was good until about 2 when it started to get a bit flat-light, but this was once we had gotten to know the cliff.  After doing about 4 chairs once we got there – 1 strawberry 3 angel, 1 of which to grab Justin’s gloves off the 16th chair of ang. express.

Justin entering le-wawa side-country, or slack country as a recent TW snow mag read.
Justin entering le-wawa sidecountry, or “slack country” as a recent TW snow mag read.
Justin, stoked
Justin, not so stoked right after the 45min initial hike.  We had some refreshments at the top.
Decent slope on the landing, could have been a bit steeper

Next was a trek up Wawa, past the gates off the green run on the left side and towards the weather station ridge, but not all the way up as we became interested in these wind-blown cliff drops which although were technically cornices which can be bad, we tested the snowpack enough to make sure that it was decent, and decent it was – soft landings on the 30ish degree slope that lay below, so this is where the session started and just kept progressing from hitting the natural cliff then building a small kicker to get a bit more air time.

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First Tracks at Sunshine

Mother nature has finally cooperated for Sunshine, and having the day off I decided to hike it seeing as how work has me on until next wednesday.  Got some first tracks on the 14cm in last 24hr and 34 in last 4 days.  A long hike up Strawberry lift twice and up Standish once gave me my fill of fresh lines and though was a pain in the ass hiking that far, having the entire hill to yourself (more or less) is pretty rewarding.

Some Rocky Mountain Sheep on the access rd greeting me on the way

Some Rocky Mountain Sheep on the access rd greeting me on the way

Decent coverage on the first hike up, but some rocks sticking through

Decent coverage on the first hike up, but some rocks sticking through

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