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A Most Stupendous & Audacious Undertaking

Sugar Bowl's secret snow cave
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 Only a small fraction of the thousands of people who come to ski at Sugar Bowl have any idea that on the road into the parking lot, they're passing about 50 feet from a spectacular ice cave. 

It pays to look out the window and pay attention to your surroundings:

I first noticed this cave on a trip a couple of weeks ago with Laura.  We explored it a bit but didn't have good equipment like crampons to prevent our feet from sliding on the ice.  Last weekend, papertygre  and I checked it out, with proper equipment.



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The previous visit -- there was much more ice then.  It's amazing how quickly it's melting.

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See the full photoset here.