Home > Trip Reports > Jim Hill N. Slope, Ode to the trip report

Jim Hill N. Slope, Ode to the trip report

3/19/23
WA Cascades East Slopes Central
809
3
Posted by John Morrow on 3/20/23 10:02am

The pertinent points:

Breakable sun crust formed on all but direct north aspects or fully tree shaded edges fromVentilator pullout to about 4500 feet.  

4500 ft. to our high point at 6400 ft. settled fast powder from overnight radiative cooling.  Boot top on a higher density settled base.  High clouds came in early which moderated solar warming and kept the snow cold and fast back to the top of the lowest headwall.  Below that temps were above freezing and, even without sun, areas free of crust from edge forest shading were getting heavy.  Sun was never strong enough to melt the breakable crust on the open east aspect where the typical skin track climbsthat avoids the lower headwall.

Lots of tracks from Saturday, but we were able to wander to find our own untracked lines.  

Evidentally, this is TR number 150 for me.  Figured I'd make it a even number after Avajane mentioned the dearth of TRs of late.

IMG_1276
IMG_0249
IMG_0260
IMG_0261
52760567288_ebc57e41ac_k

Magnificent!

Always been a big fan of you and your reports.

Thanks

Robie


Nice to see a Morrow trip report :) .


Thanks Robie and Will,

I appreciate the replies!

John


Reply to this TR

69313
jim-hill-n-slope-ode-to-the-trip-report
John Morrow
2023-03-20 17:02:16