Day 4 of (1, 2, 3, 4):
After two days at Baker and a day on Rainier, Marc and I headed to Stevens
Pass for a little change of pace. It was more expensive and more
commercialized than Baker, but also closer, which was important since we
both had flights to catch that evening.

We weren't that impressed until we found the back bowl. Then we were a bit
happier. Marc makes his way through the thick snow.
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Just off the trail near the power lines (or should I say powder lines?) was
a nice patch of mostly untracked snow. We just couldn't resist.

I went first and didn't stop until I got to the bottom. The snow was just
incredible, especially compared to the thick, tracked-up in bounds snow.
Marc went next, exploring the snow on his way down.
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Marc sets off a few snowballs that get bigger and bigger as they roll.

Marc chasing the biggest of the rollers (just left of the top of the big
tree). That ball probably weighed more than Marc when it came to rest.

As I filmed Marc, I noticed the nice patch of untracked snow on the other
side of the trees on the little knoll. Marc went first and filmed me
taking the drop.
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Marc cruising through the nice snow in the open snowfields.
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After lunch we headed over toward 7th Heaven. I hiked up from the top of
the lift and took this panoramic shot looking down from the ridge toward
the base area and the mountains beyond. Note the untouched powder on the
lower right. It didn't stay untouched for long.

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