Saturday brought brilliant sunshine and warm temps for Mary, Simon and I as we skied out of Aspendell.
Mary had not been on her backcountry gear in close to five years and Simon had never been backcountry skiing at all, but they both looked like veterans skinning up.
The hot weather took its toll on the snow, so we elected to head down pretty quickly.
After a couple turns Mary found her groove in the mushy snow.
We had a short stretch of pleasantly soft winter snow here.
Then back to the mush.
Sometimes the toughest part is getting off the skis and onto the road!
Our day was spent in the terrain directly above Simon's head.
Both Simon and Mary did an awesome job skiing in fairly poor conditions and I very much enjoyed getting out with them.