Only about 6” of settled storm snow on the picnic table at the junction of telephone and hostel loop. Just enough to make telephone doable.
Back to Bragg (2 G’s)
Report Submitted by MaSid (trip) Date: Saturday Jan 28, 2023
Submitted: Saturday Jan 28, 2023 at 14:54
Telephone loop (CCW) and a bit of home road on LT gear. Good grip with the fishscales given the residual moisture at the base of the snow. Pleasant cruising in 2” of soft dry powder over a thin hard base in the morning on the east side. But deceiving. A few rocks lurking on a south facing downhill on the east side. Improved base on the north side and good fast cruising in yesterdays bike tracks. 2’ of total snow on home road. Only went to the top of the first hill, about 2k? By the time i got back to telephone, one pass with a roller packer had occurred. Shortly thereafter a second snowmobile came by with another wider pass, which did not improve on the single pass. Thin where the steering ski plates travelled, pretty much to ground. Ok if you stayed out of it. Not recommended for skinny skis at this point.
North side of telephone, approaching home road, before being roller packed.