Been up Dix many times long ago (including one day when the view was about 20'). Nearest slide I tried was on McComb, maybe Hough. Ah, memories.
I just now discovered this comment! Funny, my first time up Dix had similar view < 20 ft...I lost all view and got slammed with the cloud ceiling at about 3500 ft ON Macomb Slide. Being rather foolish at the time, I wore jeans. Note: I still have the scars on my inner thighs from that wet mistake. I then proceeded to see the non-existent views from S. Dix aka Carson, E. Dix aka Grace, Hough and finally Dix in 60 mph winds blowing the rain sideways. As you said...ah, memories. Wet ones, but good ones!
nice trip and a very descriptive, vivid report :)
I was wondering if you came across a bowl-like feature in either the V slide or Hunter's slide, with a diagonal crack? This is a very distinctive feature, and you would probably remember it. I'm asking because I climbed one of those two slides back in September, 2001, and can't remember which one it was, but it was this distinctive bowl-like feature about 1/3 of the way up, or so, that would clearly identify it. In an act of sheer lunacy, I climbed the diagonal crack in the bowl, unprotected (in my hiking boots), and made it w/out falling. We now refer to it as "Jim's Crack". So does this ring a bell?
I recall that the bowl on Hunters had a diagonal crack that looked interesting. I wasn't about to descend down that though! What rating would you give the crack (Class 4 or 5?)
Sorry for the delayed response. I remember that on the Hunters Pass Slide as well...looking over it that is.
Sorry for the delayed response. I remember that on the Hunters Pass Slide as well...looking over it that is. Was there a deep pool below it a bit bottled up by debris?