Runs: 12; YTD cum runs: 574
After the week of powder, today was kind of a joke. It's been busy all week, but today all the parking lots were full. Reports of powder brings out the crowds, but they were a day late. There was only about 8 cm overnight, and I had trouble finding even that generally. No, all the fresh lines are gone. On top of this, the warm I wrote about yesterday did a number on the hill. There's a line that crosses the hil at about the top of Rolling Thunder that demarcates the good snow from the stuff that froze overnight into a rutted mess. So for instance, while the top of Goat's Head Soup looked nice...
...and looking down looked good...
...about 2/3rds the way down the slope (where the trees start to get tight, coincidentally) it turned from cut up powder to icy, crusty, rutted moguls. Not fun. Part of the problem was that even where I was standing lacked much new snow. Compare this shot of my pole to yesterday's:
And I had to whack it to get it in that far.
So while there was some nice untracked powder around up high (if you know where to look), it was generally a high speed cruising day, but the viz didn't really even support that.
|Flat light at the top of Scapegoat/Rolling Thunder|
|Serious snow on Goat's Eye chair|