The snow has finally come to Lassen. Any where from a foot down low to 3 feet along the ridge lines. Some sierra cement with no stability issues on most aspects. Some point release stuff of the bigger rock formations and some natural shedding from a heavy wet storm. With the heavy snow it has firmed up and the saying goes if its white its ride able!
Let me know if you do plan on coming up! I'm usually solo so I would not mind riding with someone! A cold storm is coming in next week. As of now it looks to be around Wednesday. Should make things prime! We may also see a couple inches this weekend but depending on how far a trip it is for ya it may not be worth it if you're looking for a little softer conditions.
^Where did you find the good corn up there on Saturday? I was up there too. Toured up to the Ridge Lake area, but it looked too torn up and icy from the recent rain and wind on most aspects. Seemed like the southerly facing stuff might have had some softer corn like conditions, but I was experiencing a lot of whomping/collapsing in those areas and it seemed like wetslides could be a problem there. IDK though I'm still just a backcountry rookie and playing it extra safe until I can learn and get more experience.
I did score some fun conditions on a couple previous weekends up there though and am hoping to get back up soon (after some new snow hopefully). Also cool to see some other splitters have been hitting the area up and would be nice to ride with you if possible, since I've been going solo mostly. I guess I'll keep an eye on this thread and post when I'm going to make it back... In the meantime here's a little footage from a trip up there a few weeks ago (nothing special, but it was fun being pretty much my first earned turns on the splitty):
I found the goods on Dillers south bowl!! It was late afternoon and plenty of sun had found its way there. Looks like you went up to the no name peak 8662 right above ridge lakes and rode that north aspect. That gets a lot of people play also and I could expect that wasn't the best conditions. If you can give me 24 hours notice I can make it up just about any day I just have to locate a babysitter. I do return to work at the end of the month so my time will start to get limited as the spring months inch closer!