We started at the tilly jane trailhead at 6:15. Ive gone up that trail way too many times.
The telemetry read 13 inches of new snow in the previous two days prior, with winds no greater than 20 mph. The powder in the alpine was perfect! We crossed Eliot Glacier and headed up to the moraine separating snowdome and langille bowls.
We scored a 3,000 foot perfect angle powder run into a steep access gully to the Coe Glacier.
Turns with Barret Spur in background
Coe Glacier Area
We bootpacked up Barrett Spur, it was really good powder except for the top 100 feet or so, which was a few inches of really light powder over textured ice. Barret Spur has a nice steep pitch.
We toured up the Coe Glacier and back to Langille bowls. The Coe Glacier has some great scenery.
We made it up the snowdome to about 8,800 feet. Plans were to go all the way up the top of the dome, but our legs were tired. A 9,500 vertical day was enough. We made some good turns down Eliot Glacier and back to the tilly jane trailhead at 3,800 feet.
we got back to the car at 6 making it a 12 hour day, with 16 miles of travel, 8 miles on skins and 8 miles on boards.