Waiting about a month for the carbon river road to open, we made the annual trek up through spray park onto the Russell glacier.
It’s been a good year, because the Russell snowpack is holding up like it is the end of June. We were able to skin from 6k with two small carries.
We started skiing from 9100 feet right below the Russell headwall- snow looked dirty. We were able hook up 4 slopes with a few boot packs before traversing over right below the Flett headwall( I’ll add my gps tract if garmin’s website starts ever working again).
Skiing was fantastic- firm corn with very manageable minor suncups. Couldn’t believe it was the end of July!!
The walk out was long as usual......