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Avalanche at Crystal Mountain destroys chairlift
The Seattle Times ^ | 3/10/2014 | Cathy McLain

Posted on 03/11/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT by steve86

An avalanche at Crystal Mountain has destroyed the High Campbell chairlift, the resort is reporting on its Facebook page Monday.

Specifically, the bottom terminal and towers of the chairlift were destroyed.

The resort described Monday afternoon’s avalanche as “huge” and said it was “triggered by an explosive on The Throne.”

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1 posted on 03/11/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT by steve86
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To: steve86

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Trail Map PDF

http://crystalmountainresort.com/files/1091/Maps_CM_10-15-13_FINAL_Web.pdf


2 posted on 03/11/2014 12:57:30 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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“Triggered by an explosive on The Throne”

I’ve had those, but not as bad.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 12:58:55 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: steve86

I was never advanced enough to routinely ski the High Campbell lift, but I could have gotten down under good conditions.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 12:59:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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I once spent a whole sunny lunchtime in the spring sipping a frozen beer and watching an avalanche come down the side of Mount Rainier across the valley. Wow. It took nearly an hour from top to bottom.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 1:00:58 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: steve86

In 1980, my brother and I owned that mountain. He’s since passed. In memoriam, FJC.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 1:02:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: steve86

So, this avalanche was intentional?


7 posted on 03/11/2014 1:02:35 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Uncle Miltie

You watched from the Summit House?


8 posted on 03/11/2014 1:03:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: WayneS

A much smaller version was intentional.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 1:03:24 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Straight down Sunnyside with moguls as high as your waist, hips and knees flying, and your head unperturbed in a steady straight line down the mountain. Miss you, bro.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 1:04:55 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: steve86

Now the skiers can’t tumble down the mountain side?
So hilarious.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 1:05:18 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: steve86

I hope David, Jennifer, and General Beringer got out okay.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 1:07:12 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: bicyclerepair

That lift covered only a very small, but advanced part of the resort. Look at the trail map. It will be re-built this summer.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 1:07:35 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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Way back then, there was a chalet, don’t recall what it was named. We were sitting a few feet down the snowbank away from the lip of Green Valley. I had one of my first beers ever in hand. It had been in the snow all morning, and was frozen. Rainier Beer.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 1:08:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: steve86

I see.

Those avalanches DO have a way of getting out of control...


15 posted on 03/11/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: steve86

In my Fiorini class, “If it holds snow, we ski it.”

We would try out some pretty outrageous slopes. We would get to the top, and someone would volunteer to jump onto the top few feet to see if it kicked off an avalanche. If not, we’d all go.

Once, a guy had to swim down with the avalanche he created. But he kept his head up.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 1:12:25 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Bob. Wonder where Bob is now. Prolly dead. He was a great skier and teacher, but pretty fat. :-)


17 posted on 03/11/2014 1:13:32 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I ran for political office once. I dropped into the shop, and Julie Fiorini said, “I’m so proud of you, the McCaw boys and Bill” (Gates). Ha!

Buzz was a friend through steelhead club.

(Apologies to all for my misty memory tour...)


18 posted on 03/11/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“I’ve had those, but not as bad.”

Yesterday I suffered a sneeze attack “on the Throne.” Thought I was gonna launch!


19 posted on 03/11/2014 1:17:03 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

And if anyone knows who I really am by now, send me a private message. :-)


20 posted on 03/11/2014 1:17:43 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
(Apologies to all for my misty memory tour...)

It's cool bro. It was touching to watch.

21 posted on 03/11/2014 1:21:05 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Triggered by an explosive on The Throne”

I’ve had those, but not as bad.


Prolly not as white either.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 1:35:57 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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...an explosive on The Throne...

I had one of those after overindulging in hot wings once.

Damage was minimal.

23 posted on 03/11/2014 2:18:16 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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M-80 tossed in the H.S. lavatory.


24 posted on 03/11/2014 3:07:58 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Uncle Miltie

But did it knock you off the chair?


25 posted on 03/11/2014 3:25:32 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Uncle Miltie

I know the current owners


26 posted on 03/11/2014 4:17:38 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Jeff Bezos? Turned conservative?


27 posted on 03/11/2014 9:29:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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