I've been lurking this forum for 5 years to get reports on conditions, so I figured its about time I do my part and post a report. Hiked up to the snowfields twice this week. Definitely NOT slacking to climb up there with gear, especially when the sherbie is melted out so you have to hike down.
Monday we started hiking before sunrise. The 5 inches of powder
up top made it worth the early start.
Wednesday had a fresh inch to fill in our tracks from earlier. Mashed potatoes and creamed corn all day, a few inches deep. Left Gully and Chute still had t2b coverage. We traversed to left because I had just ridden chute the week before
Here you go RR, this was my best shot of the snowfield coverage on Monday Afternoon:
It has been above freezing and raining on the summit all day, so I'm assuming it has already melted down a little more. We tracked up the left side of photo, higher snowfields on north east side were longer and still untouched.
Above the clouds view from center headwall on Wednesday:
And a few shots of me conducting tests on the snowpack for you guys
If we get any more snow this week I might hike up again.