(Last Updated On: April 9, 2012)
After finding some good turns on Baldy the weekend before, we decided to head out to the same area again the following weekend. This time, we brought our visiting friend, Jim, and checked out a new line on the east side.
Just past the summit, we found a dogleg couloir that emptied into the eastern basin. But due to an overhanging cornice and some funky snow conditions, the entrance was tricky. We decided to save it for another time. But, Frank kept checking it out anyway 🙂
After skiing the eastern bowl, we traversed skiers right toward an eastern ridge. I got this photo of the couloirs that empty into the eastern bowl. The one we had in mind is the obvious dogleg on the right.
As we loaded up the snowmobiles to return to the trail head, I took time to pause. With snow conditions rapidly deteriorating, portions of dirt road being exposed, creeks running wet, and an out-of-town trip planned for the following week, I realized that there was a good chance this would be the last time I use my snowmobile this year. Spring has sprung early and March skied more like May. For that reason, I kept calling it the month of “Mayrch”. Still, there IS snow and when there is snow there IS skiing. I’ll be skiing until I can’t anymore 🙂