Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot

Route & General Observations

Started from the pull-out at 11:15 am. 52°, sunny, high scattered clouds, breeze in and out. Took the regular skinner up to 3200 ft elevation . Snow was a lot firmer and deeper than we were expecting. Probed 145 cm deep at 1700 ft elevation. Gaining the ridge line (2300 ft) the snow became even more supportable, and the wind really picked up (2800 ft). Lots of wind effect on the ridge line, some exposed tundra patches. Cornice on the ridge is smaller than it has been in years past.

Skiied the west bowl down. Plenty of sluffing. A little variable at the top of the run (very old debris?) but excellent corn the rest of the way down the apron. Hiked out the creek. Very slushy by the time we got back to the campground. Back at the pull-out at 2:45 pm.

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.