Cascade Fire Road – B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L
By the time I hit the trail at 1:45 pm, it had “warmed” up to -15. It felt a lot milder with the sun shining brightly, no wind, and a big blue sky.
The snow was green wax cold. Wonderful new tracks, set yesterday, which were still a little soft and a bit slow, but I made it to the end in 1:25 which was probably the fastest ever. It was also a lot warmer at the end, at the higher elevation. Another skier who had a thermometer said it was -5. Same situation as on Skogan Pass yesterday.
I was chasing Nadja who was out for a leisurely ski. In any event, I felt a sense of accomplishment when I was able to keep up with her.
At the end of the trail, I talked to a couple from Seattle who were getting in as much skiing as they could while in the area. Believe it or not, they knew all about SkiHere.ca. They said it was a lot easier planning their trip with the help of this blog.
At the end of the trail, there were skier tracks through the deep snow, continuing on past the Stoney Creek bridge. You can go a long ways out there in the backcountry.
Most of the excitement is on the return with all the downhill, so it was a fast trip back. The last long hill was fantastic today.
Conditions in the mountains are at their ultimate right now. Everywhere I go, the snow and trails are terrific. The forecast high for the mountains for tomorrow is -4. Couldn’t be better.
Where did you ski today? How badly did the recent warm spell hurt the trails at West Bragg? Comments are always welcome!