Top of Kings - Good as it gets
Broke trail to 4,000, and slumped down exhausted...Then the track poachers who were going to break trail with me showed up! I had already eaten and geared up, so down the perfect powder I went. The top would have been nice, but i needed help to get there. The snow was deep, light and dry, the day bluebird. Another 1000’ of powder above for the next group. The sun hurt the snow where it could, so total shade is what to look for. I got a good patch of sunny turns in towards the bottom, but by tomorrow the lower sun exposed snow will be crusted. Be very careful below 3500’. The road is a good idea. My “Sunny” turns would have been rocky 25’ to either side...
4,000’ high point
It has been essentially windless for the last few days. A tiny bit of wind transport from this ridge, but no issues. No crust layers on the north facing stuff, so solid for me.