Wolverine Bowl, for a Second Time, and My First Powder Day of the Season

I can’t believe it was January 4th before I got to ski untracked powder this season.  Its been a pretty dismal snow year, so far.  But, we finally got some snow, and even though it was only 5 degrees Fahrenheit, I went out and had some fun:

The avalanche danger has been pretty high this year, because we aren't getting steady snow.  So, I stuck to upper Wolverine Bowl, because its really high in elevation (so it will have good snow) and its low angle (making it safe from avalanches).  Here you can see six of my eight sets of tracks

The avalanche danger has been pretty high this year, because we aren’t getting steady snow. So, I stuck to upper Wolverine Bowl, because its really high in elevation (so it usually has good snow) and its low angle (making it safe from avalanches). Here you can see six of my eight sets of tracks. This is about 10,500 feet in elevation, with the summit of Mount Wolverine to the right

Safe and sound (and cold) back at the bottom, with Mount Wolverine in the background

Safe and sound (and cold) back at the bottom, with Mount Wolverine in the background.  This is the south face of Wolverine, my tracks in the picture above are off the north face just below the peak

 

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