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For Easter Sunday, SACsters Rick Matula and Kipp Bajaj, set off for some exercise, a conditioning hike, of sorts....

We departed from the Timberline parking lot ca. 7 am, into blustery conditions, but hopeful we might just get above the cloud ceiling--it never happened. We pushed on above Silcox Hut into deep snow, and then tracked west to follow the Palmer lift line up. The postholing continued, along with more or less sustained wind of 25+ mph; gusts over 35 mph; and cold temps. Visibility never improved beyond 50 meters. We topped out above the Palmer snowfield, and decided to return home.

Still a good day,


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