Below Panorama Point
Hey, my first trip report on the revamped website!
After putting off skiing while rock climbing this month, I had only a few days left to ski so went for old reliable. It was very busy on the trail to Pan Point. Looking at the march to Muir/upper Paradise Glacier, I got an attack of the lazies when I saw a strip of snow running down the gullies below Pan Point. Hike for the goods, or settle for convenience? With no partner to motivate me, I opted for close. I hiked it 4 times for about 500'. I could watch the ants on the trail near Glacier Vista, but I was all alone for quite a while. That strip is now toast for the year, since I collapsed it twice near the bottom. On the way out I kept my boots on to hit a micro patch, then exited via Edith Creek.
The Pinnacle Glacier slush-cup snowfield is still skiable, if someone wants something else near the car. Muir looked severely suncupped.
155 months of TAY. Obstruction Point might still hold a slope or two in a week.