Nisqually Chutes (MRNP) - Apr. 25
Taking advantage of the nice weather and unexpected late April powder, the Verdinas trudged up the Muir Snowfield for a run down the Nisqually Chutes. That's 3-strikes for yours truly but only a first-time offence for my accomplice. Conditions in the main chute were a mix of sun-affected powder, some thinly covered avalanche debris and surfy creamed corn. Notable highlights include painful sunburns for the both of us, and being harassed by Larry The Tool for allegedly endangering people's lives by riding down all the way to the parking lot. Cooler heads must have prevailed for nothing came of the incident after Larry stormed off to report our heinous crime to the "authorities."