Dec 1, Alpental

I got started about 12:30 with temperatures in the low forties.  Actually was a pretty nice day with the sun coming in and out.  Weaved through the creeks at the bottom of Alpental and made good time up to Chair 2.   Area was pretty quiet with only two snow shoers ahead of me, and tracks from a morning group of two or three.  Snow from Chair 2 to the top was about 4" of new over the raincrust.  Conditions were springlike.  Contemplated International for a descent, but stuck with what I knew, and retraced my uptrack down Rollen to Gunmount and back over to Debbie's Gold.  Skiing was pretty sticky, but was able to avoid hitting any rocks.  Hopefully we will get a good dump for tomorrow.

Top of Chair 2, Alpental

View into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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