With little wind, mild temperatures, and cold nights the prospects for powder preservation were good on high north facing slopes. The trick was getting there.
Nemo and I opted to ride up from the gate near Twin Lakes to the trailhead at Coldwater Creek. The spin was an adventure in itself with ice & frozen slush. A couple of close calls, but no crashes.
Four years ago, almost to the day, I was in the same area chasing powder.
4/9/11. See my blog entry here . Ouch. Looks like about eight to ten FEET more snow.
Getting in and out from Coldwater was only a little tricky. Skis suffered some minor damage.
The 18" that fell Tuesday had settled to 10" to 12" of "ego snow."
Thank you sir may I have another?
Back on the bikes for a little more adventure down to the car.
Super fun day. Thank Nemo!