March 28, 2010

Springtime in Girdwood

Turk worked his big boards with a mastery of the mank.

Girdwood is a wet place. It's claim as the northern-most rain forest has me convinced. But, not far above the base elevation, the 'light precipitation' was falling in the form of a structured crystal in the late afternoon.

The snowpack down to 2000+/- ft el remained wintery all day, but by late afternoon, the 24" fresh in 24 hours had become a gloppy mashed potato base down to about 500 ft where it had become slushy.

The image below is Alex carrying some velocity.

1 comment:

Chugach Man said...

Keep it up Jack! Powder!