Arriving at the junction with Whiskey Jack
The Fire Lookout is in sight.
Thick smoky haze in the valley from the Fire Lookout.
Wet section on Tyrwhitt North
With the recent 15-25 cm snowfall in the Front Ranges, I was expecting the Pocaterra Backdoor parking lot overfilled by late morning. Only 5 cars were there already. A good skier track had already been set with hiking tracks on the side over about 15-20 cm of fresh snow. Nice early season conditions on Pocaterra. Broke first ski track of the season up North Lookout. Snow depth by the Fire Lookout was at least 20 cm, with -8 C and no winds at all. Pretty smoky view and smell all around, with summits to the south barely visible through thick haze. The glide back down was nice, but without a compacted snow base, gravel and small rocks were shaved (beware). Skied up Tyrwhitt to the meadows with a good skier track. A few wet sections and rocks, but overall quite skiable for a first snowfall, with a mid-fall winter wonderland.
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2021-11-01 - comment by Chuck
Nice selection of photos Normand, with a very informative report... Thanks