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2023-03-01 at 21:48 - comment by SteveR

Great to see you back at it, Bob! We skied Blueberry from Boulton today and I agree-conditions on Moraine and Fox were great, as was everything else. And yes-we noticed the lack of tracksetting on that sometimes troublesome corner (when the tracks are fast) on Elk Pass, which as you say makes sense as the track is often washed out there anyway. I took Boulton on the way back and it was in unusually good shape as well.

2023-03-01 at 19:30 - comment by Mike W

Bob, glad to hear you're recovered and back at it!

Excellent conditions on the SkierBob Special

Report Submitted by Bob Truman
(trip) Date: Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Submitted: Wednesday Mar 01, 2023 at 19:25


Today's skiing in PLPP deserved two wows. I never get tired of this loop with all its variety: Steep uphill climbing, fast downhills, sustained cruising, the beautiful single track through the forest and terrific scenery.

It was nice to be back on the trails after a 35-day layoff where I was inactive while recovering from surgery.

The temperature when I started up Whiskey Jack at 12 noon was -5 and the snow was -6. There was about 1 cm of fresh snow on WJ and Tyrwhitt, and just a dusting on Elk Pass. The fresh snow was beneficial for getting grip while climbing, but it did slow the glide somewhat.

I ran into a large contingent of friendly folks from the West Winds hiking group on Tyrwhitt who were doing a one-way from Elk Pass to Pocaterra Hut.

Fox Creek and Moraine were in excellent condition. Did anyone else notice the fast corner on Elk Pass where the groomers lifted the tracksetter and just left corduroy? It's much better this way because the tracks always get washed out and it was impossible to stay in the tracks anyway.

The West Winds hikers on Tyrwhitt. They were doing a one-way from Elk Pass to Pocaterra Hut.

Beautiful conditions as I started out from Boulton Creek.

Lots of skiers on the trails today. This is the top of Elk Pass.

Whiskey Jack had a cm of fresh snow over the recent grooming.

Elk Pass

Fox Creek was in great shape.

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