Report Submitted by Bob Truman (trip) Date: Tuesday Jan 25, 2022
Submitted: Tuesday Jan 25, 2022 at 07:42
Redearth Creek is single trackset.
I met Susan as she was returning to the trailhead.
Nice views from the avalanche path.
Warden's cabin at 10.6K
Redearth Creek at 9K
Excellent conditions with cold snow and good tracks. Grooming on this trail has been very sketchy(sometimes non-existent) over the past three years so I was thrilled to have good tracksetting for 98% of the distance to the warden's cabin at 10.6K. The steep downhills on the return were safe and controllable.
There has been 1 cm of fresh snow since the Jan 20 tracksetting but it's well skied-in and the tracks were fast. Air temperature was -3 at the trailhead and the snow was -5. I had excellent grip with VR45(-2/-8).
The trail had some tree debris on the first 3K, but was clean thereafter.
From the turn-off to Shadow Lake at 10.3K, there is a skier-set track to the warden's cabin which is somewhat precarious. The snow is very deep and the tracks were collapsing frequently. Thankfully it was only a further 250 metres.