Friday, February 8, 2008

Red Mtn skiing and Engineer Pass climbs

Skied this morning on the newly re-opened pass.  There is quite a bit of windslab, but great skiing on N & NW aspects below treeline.  Lots of signs of natural avalanches during the past storm and from the sounds of the control work being done this morning, some large triggered slides occured.  Didn't get a chance to see them, but certainly heard them - yipes!  Significant amounts of wind transport has happened over the past few days and felt the most cohesive slabs I've felt all winter in wind affected areas.  Sking is good, but I'd advise a great deal of caution for the next few days.

On the way down, we had a great view of Gravity's Rainbow and the other climbs in the area. Conditions looked fantastic!

The snow and warmer weather has healed and filled things back in.  It appears that at least one person climbed Kennedy's this morning, but no tracks up to the other climbs yet.  All look very good, despite some strong sun this morning.