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.

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