After three days working I was itching to get back in the swing of things, so I took an exploratory tour up out of South Lake. I more or less followed the summer trail up to Long Lake. There are a couple of bare spots near the beginning and a fair number of early sun cups, but travel on foot was fast and efficient. I then switched to skinning as the terrain opened up.
Hurd Peak from near the outlet of Long Lake.
Picture Puzzle Peak (center) and Chocolate Peak (far left).
Fascinating snow sculpture along Long Lake
Majestic Mt Goode with the big face of Trapezoidal Peak to the right.
Looking east to Cloudripper (left center) and Picture Puzzle (right) of the Inconsolable Range.
Good skiing here!
Left the car around 8:20. On top of the col around 11:00. East facing slopes were softening nicely at that time. Anything more northerly was still firm. What a beautiful zone!
Weather Service is predicting anywhere from one to two feet of snow up here over the next couple of days. Interesting!