I got some new boots about a month ago which I haven't used, which I suppose is somewhat indicative of this season... So I took advantage of the weather and set out Snoqualmie-way with no objective in mind but to give the new boots a whirl--and to find some powder. ha! tall order I know, but I knew it was hiding out there somewhere...
unless of course you count royal conk-ness fairyland powder-room dust...
almost but not yet
...wind buffed softness as for the boots: no blisters!
to steep corn
mixed conditions a bit grabby towards the bottom and the luge run out the Commonwealth was no more than bearable, but overall conditions were surprisingly good, better than anticipated.
Always amazing to me this time of year the stark divide between North and South. Up on the ridge the south-side was a baking solar oven, the stillness occasionally broken by a release. On the north-side it was cold and holding pow where (wind) protected.
Ski crampons came in real handy in the morning hours.