April 1, 2010
South Fork North Bowl - Chugach State Park
MW's words of a couple of weeks ago, "it doesn't look that heinous," came back to me on the east-facing ascent above Chugach State Park's South Fork Trailhead. The approach slope had thaw-freeze and wind effects, but just around the corner is a place they call 'North Bowl' for good reason. Although the last snow was 2 weeks ago, North Bowl had preserved boot top soft snow worthy of 4 laps.