-Sarah on Elk Pass-
Here are some photos to go along with Frank Howard’s trip report from Elk Pass.
I didn’t go as far as Tyrwhitt, but went about half-way up Blueberry Hill. I met Ron and Glen on Blueberry, and they gave me the low-down on the steep hills. They said it was very difficult descending with the shade/sun scenario. Ron crashed once. Typical spring skiing.
Starting around 12 noon, I used waxable skis with Swix Violet(zero). I had excellent grip in the shady parts of the trail, but had to use a bit of armstrong grip in the sunny spots.
Fox creek had the most snow that I’ve seen on it this winter. Unfortunately, the melting snow was dripping from the trees onto the trail(and on my head), and there will be a lot of icy spots tomorrow.
I was thrilled to meet trip reporter Diana Piggott and husband Bart on Elk Pass. I could tell it was her from a mile away because of the trademark hat. This was the second time I’ve met Diana on the trail; the first time was way back in 2010 on the Ribbon Creek trails when she was one of the few people who were familiar with this blog in its early days.