Day 30: love the life you live…such an amazing season so far. Skiing with great people. Started 3 months ago and the snow has melted out multiple times since the beginning. Skied 4 mountain ranges, new lines, old lines. Can’t believe I am so lucky. Another dawn patrol. Azaele had been begging me to take him out, so I took him to the south shot of Culverts. Good soft snow as always. Looking forward to new adventures.
Day 29: Earning the turn…today was rough. Strong blowing wind the entire hike. Wind burnt and frost bit face. Setting in the bootpack at 6:30 am. Hiking across little tuckermans ridge with +60 mph winds. -18 degrees air temp, I love these conditions. Always good snow.
Day 28: Was trying to make really conservative decisions after a nice long chat with Jake. Skiing low angled tree terrain, when I went into a 20 ft^2 open area and a new wind slab (2 inches deep) broke below me. Even though it wasn’t the persistent layers but a new layer from wind over night coupled with the shallow snowpack and rocks, that released. It is a really dangerous snow pack. This was small but something like this can easily send someone into a tree or rock and call it a day. Hoping for more snow. Till then skiing even more conservatively.