We found good skiing conditions off the West face of Goat ridge, towards Gulch creek. The main ridge
is scoured down to rock and tundra. The west face, just off the ridge has a 40 cm slightly stiff slab
sitting on a stiff (pencil +) planer windboard layer. Wendy could get stubborn shooting cracks within
the surface snow when skiing above another track. Lower down the surface snow slowly but steadily
gets looser as you descend. A mid elevation pit showed a solid right-side-up layering with only subtle
density changes, no crusts, and rough fracture character. We felt good about skiing steeper terrain.