Last Summer a privately owned section of my favorite hill was pretty much clear cut with a few hardwoods left behind. This was an area of the hill that I really hadn’t accessed much before. The spring snow pack was in peel-away corn mode today, with an inch of fresh snow on it that dropped this morning from a squall. The squall came through at the border between a cold front and a warm front, and although it was pretty windy still, this afternoon was on the warm side of the border. It was in the mid 40s as I skinned up. I didn’t have much time so I only planned on one run.
For the run I only skinned up to the top of the timber cut, peeled off my climbing skins and dropped in for some really fun turns
Although most of it was pretty plush there were a few spots where I had to ski through a menagerie of snow snakes
At the bottom I wanted more, so I skinned back up my same tracks. But this time I skinned all the way up to the northern ridge of the mountain.
At the ridge there is some natural little meadows that were fun. Ive hiked through this area several time before but never skied here
There’s also a few Glacial Eratic Boulders that are neat too.
After skipping through the meadows on my skis I bushwhacked my way through some brush to the area of the timber cut. It once again did not disappoint.