April 14, 2001, Bear Gap
About six inches of good snow above 5000' on open slopes on the north side of ridge west of Bear Gap and in trees below. We avoided upper steep areas for the first run. With no sliding activity and clouds had pretty well covered the sun by 1:30 I followed a couple other skiers up to the ridge top in one of the few places cornices would allow. I did not ski the south side but it looked like there is enough snow there. Plenty of snow to ski to parking lot, heavy but light crust had softened.