So I don't have much time for a full TR, or too download photos, as I'm on my way to work as we speak, but I didn't have work yesterday so I headed up to the bowl
HH was atrocious. I was concerned for my general safety, with all the undermined snow. Hiked 5-600 vertical only snowboarded 300 vertical. Snow wasnt so great there either, I could tell nobody was there for at least a few days. Damage from Irene was increbile. And not "boulder hopping" but the "boulder climbing" to get there wasn't fun, but was an adventure.
LG was a different story. There was patches of fog rolling in and out from 1-3. Falling ice was loud, and when the fog was set in with the sound of ice, just being there was scary! Coverage of LG was great. The top cornice wasn't icy. And with a total count of 9 people the inch of snow we got was still fresh. Right when I topped put the fog rolled away, and for a brief moment I had my first "above the clouds" view. Spectacular. The ride down was soft and forgiving, setting a hard edge gave way to little wet sluffs, but I felt comfortable.
Drove 200 miles there, and back, in the same day, hiked 9-10 miles with a 60 pound bag, had my car battery die at Pinkham notch (thank god for manual I kick started her with a kind push of two big men) and I was awake for 20 consecutive hours......absolutely worth ever inch of energy!
If weather doesn't change drastically, get out there and enjoy it!!!