I skinned up the mountain with skis around 4:30 , I climbed the south side thinking the sun would have softened it up nicely, but I found most everything still had a crust on it in spite of it being sunny and 40 today. Even though I knew it would mean a mile hike back to my car if I went off the north side I decided to try it out. The north side was still dry snow! It was a little dense, but it was by no means hard. It skiied really well and it proved to be totally worth skinning back a mile on the side of the road to my car.
Sking down Chat Noir
My sister Lee who lives in Utah came for a visit this weekend and she brought her snowboard. With a fresh coating of snow on the local backcountry we hiked up to earn some turns. At the summit we met some people that we asked to take our picture. I noticed one of the ladies was packing heat, so I asked if we could use the gun in the picture because it would be funny? She unloaded it and handed to me.
Lee and Me at the summit
and with a gun. Hahaha!
We took 2 runs, one on each side. The the south side actually had more fresh but the north side of the mountain rode better, because the fresh was a little too manky