Pablito wrote:I haven't been out yet, but it seems like that last round of storms probably took care of coverage at the higher elevations. That's where they're going to have to go anyway, cuz there isn't going to be any wind lower down this weekend.
Forecasts are for 6-12 MPH. If it's deep snow, I don't think that that's enough wind. If it's crusty or hardpack, probably. Any perspectives? Last week when I was at Skyline, most of the guys were on 14s in similar wind.
A 14M LEI is pretty big to haul up to Red Lake Ridge.
I was out skiing on Red Lake Peak and also near Roundtop last weekend, and the snow situation above 9k feet is pretty crappy. Basically all the exposed slopes and ridgelines were pretty thin coverage, with lots of ice and icy vegetation sticking through. Got some great powder skiing in the trees on east facing slopes, but nowhere I'd want to fly a kite. I was trying for my first snowkite run, but there was insufficient wind...