Washington Pass (Perfect)
Today made up for the Spring I lost. One of those days that make you really want another one...But it’s not needed...
Drove up late in the evening and saw some wild temps as I got above 4,000. While going uphill from Winthrop around 11, it went from 47 to 52 by the hairpin, and then dropped to 42 at the Pass! I was worried about mashed potatoes, but was counting on a clear enough night to get some crust recovery and I did. 41 degrees at 7am, but with a hard crust that still skinned well. Was thinking of going in deep, but was solo, and I found perfect corn, a beautiful Alpine Bowl, and a Larch Ridge I took to 6900’ with steeps on each side. I did laps. Light, high overcast all day till I left around 2:00. Everyone was having fun up there today!
Early Winters Lake Bowl
Perfect mid morning corn on a great late spring day