What Would (oldest grandson's initials) Do? Why the woods of course. How foolish of me to even ask. Yesterday afternoon the only thing on the mountain that was not solid ice was upper Antelope, which was actually pretty good. And it was windy. Therefore the snow blowing off the trails must be in the woods, right? CB would declare the woods to be a powder heaven and dive in with abandon, sight unseen. Sounds like good reasoning. Why not? I chose the former &%#thouse glade, now Moose Woods (between Fall line and Chute, http://www.madriverglen.com/maps/iMapLarge.php
). There was powder. It was:-
I did not ski it like CB would. I skied it like an old guy. I sideslipped as many vertical feet as I turned. I did not see the moose. I first skied those woods at least 10 years ago on 205s. Today I was humiliated on 165 phats. What happened? I did have fun with the challenge but bailed on doing it again. Trivia question, How do you get pine needles inside your goggles. Ans. ski at Mad River Glen.
After that one run I went to my car to get the bailout option, the race stock slalom skis with alpine bindings. Upper Antelope was very good with lots of snow and very little, easily avoided ice. Same for Chute, Cantalope Chute and Catamount. It was a midstation day which I enjoyed thoroughly.
The lower mountain cover is hurting more with each snowless day. There have been far too many. This weekend I leave for Steamboat and then Alta.