I headed up to the north side of Mt Baird in the Snake River Range and found 6-700 vert of ‘saucered’ summer snow to carve on. I stayed off my butt and on my skis and considering that it looked like a summertime lake of wind chop, I was pleased.
As an added bonus, I was nearly run over by 3 mountain goats, heading for greener pastures. I saw them moving towards me on my contour so I waited quietly and sure enough, they popped over a ridge about 50 feet away, heading straight for me. I made a subtle move after snapping a couple of pictures and they scampered off. It was quite a moment!
Now to see if enough snow will last to get through this summer and keep my project going!!!