Rusty Knees and I took advantage of the storm to skin from the car for the first time in months. It was snowing steadily as we ascended, and we got some sunbreaks in the PM. We crossed many barely covered creeks down low as we traversed from Big Chief to Skyline. A few hundred feet up we got several inches of fresh from overnight atop the thin base from the last week. There were about 8 skinners and several polite booters (i.e. they used a different track). We ended up sharing a skin track with John from Granite Falls---howdy, pal. We did two half-runs from the top of Skyline on excellent windblown fresh on an adequate base. Keeping the weight distributed evenly, we could almost pretend it was winter. Steady breezes kept filling and smoothing the "piste", and quite a few turns were spooned. Getting through the lower reaches back to the base was "fun". I hope the coming rain event leaves a consolidated layer to build on!
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana