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    Default Snow conditions in the Kenai Mountains

    Winchester and I headed up for ptarmigan yesterday. Couple inches at 1200 feet and gradually worked into about 8 inches at 2700. There was a crust that I would break through evey step, Winchester could stay up most of the time. Saw a lot of tracks, a day late it seemed. Saw one whitetail past and that was it. Anyway, if I had brought snowshoes would have been able to hunt much further and harder. Who would think an avalanche by October 5.






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    Trying the first picture again.


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    Wow and avalanche already huhh! cool photos wish there was more birds for you, glad to see photo's out of the Kenai Mts. Being in Arizona I miss those mts. Can't wait next spring I'll be back.

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    Back into the mountains yesterday. Sow has melted off up to around 2200 feet. After that it is still failry deep and snowshoes are a huge help. Unfortunately the crust on top has deteriorated and Winchester was breaking through about half the time, very hard on the dogs now. He found some on a west facing slope at 3000 feet. One of those times when you are thankful and sorry at the same time for having a big running setter. Took a couple of willows out of that covey after a hard climb and called it a day given the conditions for the dog.

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    The central Kenai mountains (Cooper Landing area) got dumped on pretty good today, 8+ inches above treeline, wet and heavy. Probably need a few days of settling/cold to minimize avalanche issues in those steeper valleys.

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