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Relay Peak Road Patches, July 19, 2017

On July 19th Spence and I found some relatively easy access snow patches above and below the Relay Peak Road. It only took 25 minutes to get to the snow from the Mt. Rose Highway Summit.

We skied two different lines. The first offered some separated patches above the road that nearly connected with a longer patch below the road. We were able to leave our skis on to sidestep down to the next patch.

Spence heading down the lower portion of our first run.
Spence

Stev on the lower portion of our first run.
Stev

Stev bootpacking back up.
Stev

A video edit of our first run - skiing 6 patches with 5 portages -

Relay Peak Road Patches on 7:19:17 (Medium) from Stev Fargan on Vimeo.

On our way back the next line offered a longer continuous upper patch with more than the width of the road separating it from the lower patch. We did have to take our skis off between the upper and lower patches here.

Spence starting down on our second run with Chickadee Ridge in the background.
Spence

Stev slarving corn snow on our second run.
Stev

Stev starting down our third run with Chickadee Ridge in the background.
Stev

Spence angling down.
Spence

Spence about to weave through a little glade.
Spence

We easily found quality snow as well as a place to return to in the future.

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