Took a little break on April fools day to let the snow settle a bit. Usually go corn skiing in City Creek but that will have to wait a week or so.
Had a good partner, haven't skied with her since November.
We went up Broads, finding it a bit warm, with wet slides coming off the rocks by 9:30 or so on the south east facing, preventing a run on Bonkers. We ran the gauntlet outta there.
We skied off the shoulder of Dromedary, entering Mill B south. Near the bottom of the run we discovered quite a large avalanche. This portion, I believe released sympathetically to the larger slide, running from above.
The upper crown appeared to have been triggered from the sun heating the rocks, initiating the fracture.
The upper slide running down, triggered the lower looker's left slide, which went into old snow layering.
Slide probably ran on Friday with the day time heating.
We decided not to ski the crazy chute, instead heading up into the eastern bowl for a lower angled run down past the Sundial continuing out past Lake Blanche and out Mill B south through the mank at lower elevations.
While I was up in Broads and Mill B yesterday, a wet slab pulled out on the shoulder of Raymond. Without a good refreeze, the best way to go for a look and see was up Porter Fork.
Climbed out to the ridge on Gobblers and could see the slide but I wanted a closer look, so I skied off the ridge and down the south west facing. It had gone isothermal and large rollers were runing off every turn. The crust from the midle of March remained supportable under the mank.
I descended using the aspen grove and low slope angles, but looking the situation over, I decided a crown profile wasn't in the cards for safety reasons.
Took the photos from the best vantage I felt safe on and climbed back up onto the Gobblers ridge.
I found a new arch on the ridge and named it the Gash.
Ascent continued to the top of the dead snag, where skins were removed and a descent back down Porter made.
Skiing wasn't bad in the damp powder to the lower breakover. After that the snow was once again isothermal above the old surface. Yellow wax prevented the herky jerky and the Goode's kept me from getting hung up in the mank, allowing a quick exit.