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Ruth Gorge, AK-Fresh snow, weather improving

Hap­py East­er from the Ruth Gorge, AK

Peak 11,300. Moun­tain Mad­ness photo

Dave called in to say Hap­py East­er to all and left a dispatch:

Today, Sat­ur­day, we played in the snow a bunch- lots of it, over two feet of new overnight and 30 mph winds to keep the night inter­est­ing. Today we worked on skills includ­ing look­ing at the avalanche haz­ards and camp con­struc­tion in stormy con­di­tions. We also made plans for an East­er egg hunt.

Hap­py East­er every­one! Mark H. found the eggs today in record time! After our hunt we worked on crevasse res­cue with Mark H. extri­cat­ing a pack we named Fred into the crevasse. Mark man­aged to get Fred out in 20 min­utes- a great per­for­mance. The weath­er seems to be improv­ing so we’re off to 11,300 on Mon­day. In the mean­time, we’ve enjoyed que­sadil­las, cheese­cake, and some East­er sweets- life is good!