The hunt continues on in the search of powder and untracked lines. With an original plan of climbing some ice over on Lincoln, nature had a different idea. With the warm spell hitting us pretty hard across the county, it was an easy decision to bail in the ice and spend another day in search of some powder to ride on before it all melts away. So I called up a buddy and grabbed Conan and we were on our way. Ive been noticing the sun has been doing alot of work at melting all this early snow that we have been having and so the options to find some decent snow are starting to slim down. I figured that finding something around the divide would be the best bet and after seeing the snowpack on Torreys NW face, I wanted to find another aspect to test the snow on. So we headed on up the gulch in search of some northeastern faces. Sure enough, we found what we were looking for..
After an ongoing assessment of the snowpack on the climb up and a pit dug at about 11,200ft or so, we found ourselves a decently stable snowpack to ski on! So after about and hour or so and about 1000ft vertical of climbing, we found ourselves on top of one nice looking October line. So after a little safety debriefing we all 3 started on down and enjoyed a ripping nice ride back down the the valley floor! A great zone, and I think I will be back in the morning for a little dawn patrol before work!