It was a beautiful day to ski up to Blueberry hill with new tracksetting, sunny skies, and wet snow. The wet snow wasn’t so good, but it’s spring and we must make accommodation for it. Frank Howard has a good attitude about it, so make sure you read his Trip Report.
The temperature in PLPP was +3 at 12 noon. When I left at 3 pm it was starting to snow. It’s supposed to get cold tonight and stay at 0°C or below tomorrow. 5 cm of snow is in the forecast. If they groom the usual trails tonight, Pocaterra from the hut to Packers junction should be in nice shape, along with Lynx.
I used my fishscale waxless skis and had awesome grip. The snow on Blueberry was uniformly soft, so it wasn’t too scary coming back down but it was very slow.
At the Elk pass/Blueberry junction, Susanne, Lynette, Lori and I were discussing the pros and cons of waxless skis, waxable and klister. I mentioned to Lynette and Lori that klister was probably the best solution for today’s conditions if you’re willing to get your fingers sticky. I also said klister is no good when there’s fresh falling snow, and now that I’ve read Lynette’s trip report, I see that’s exactly what they encountered.
I took the big hill back down to the parking lot. Did anyone ski Fox creek on the way back? If so, how was it?
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