Dave and I had scouted the spring skiing prospects of the LRR on Wednesday and decided we better get after it because the “pack” is melting fast (plus there wasn’t much to begin with)!!!
Dave felt the “Siren Song” of the Super Gully on Lost River Mt calling strongly to him and we felt we could still ski a line in it if we negotiated the bony stretches carefully! Plus, new snow fell on the range Friday.
The new snow turned out to be a blessing and a bit of a curse…it formed some wind slabs in the upper gully that looked and felt suspect, especially as the sun radiated it with it’s springtime intensity, so we stopped at 11,000′ and it craftly hid some of the bony sections under a fine smooth layer to await unsuspecting skis and snowboards!!!
STILL… the areas with a base were sweet and soft and we made chained 8 turns from 11,000′ down!