May 2

Lacking a refreeze but desirous of turns I headed for consolidated snow, otherwise know as the Devil's Castle area at Alta. I met two old friends in the upper parking area.

Geno offering a ginseng root.

We skied the back corner of the traverse, initiating a few rollers from lingering unsettled snow.

A second run was made on the apron. That had a marginally refrozen and breakable crust for the first few turns, then deep supportable slush.

Done by noon.

The snow is approaching a summer state, with pole penetration of less than a foot.


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