Definitely a little harder finding quality turns in the backcountry this year. When Chris Bamer shot me an email looking for a tour this week, I told him Summit West might be as good as it gets. Well, to be a little more adventurous, we headed out to Silver Peak. Open slopes and a groomed cross country trail for access made the decision relatively easy. We didn't find any good turns, but enjoyed the views and got some good exercise.
Chris with Granite in the distance
Snow conditions were firm rain runneled slopes.
High winds kept us away from the summit. Poor snow coverage on the Annette Lake side of the ridge.