April 3, 2011

Hatch to Microdot

Hatch Peak to Microdot sunny aspects offered crunchy crust varying in thickness from a thin veneer to a three-inch armor, while north facing tilted terrain held cold powder.  'Thousand' run off Hatch was unworthy of a second lap, so a short lap on Microdot was the next best alternative.

The Hatcher area south-facing slopes had been cooked in last week's sunshine, but did not soften in the grey light of yesterday.  We happily found smokey fluff in the north facing chutes.  There were lots of tracks in the Nose Bleed area, but we found some fresh lines.

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