Despite the record breaking warm temps and early arrival of our Spring snowpack we finished another avalanche course yesterday. After a day in Crawford Notch we hopped the high speed quad on Wildcat Mountain and were actually able to see some layers in the snow off the south side of the summit. Lots of old MF Crusts still visible in the very dense wet snow.
For our ski tour the next day we headed to the familiar, but now heavily traveled, Tuckerman Ravine trail.
Despite the low avalanche danger we got to manage some typical spring-time hazards like loose wet snow surface slides, avoiding fall-line’s of falling ice, route-finding, etc. The
The Sherburne Ski Trail was barely skiable at the bottom, with a few mandatory mud turns needed.