Jove, lake face and NE bowl
A friend and I went up Jove on Sunday looking to find less rain and more powder; we almost drowned trying to get packed up in Leavenworth it was raining so hard at my house.
We came in from the lake wenatchee side and ascended via Jove's long NE ridge so we could return via the NE bowl. Conditions were very aspect dependent, any terrain with east-south exposure had a very firm surface crust, west-north aspects had more consolidated pow and softer crusts in the trees and skied very well with wide planks in open bowls. There were old glide features on north aspects of jove up high and plenty of wind transport but no signs of instability on lower angle terrain. The areas we were skiing picked up 3"-4" throughout the day. Definitely a fun zone and deserving of a longer visit