Beautiful! Not good enough for crust skating but a lovely place to tromp around in the fresh pure air and sunshine!
Hiked up to the first big Spaulding meadow then skied across and down to the cabin, then out the cabin trail. The meadows have an amazing base with just a few inches on top that make skiing wonderful. Nobody has yet skied from the cabin toward Auk Mtn. Maybe you?
The traverse on 2/17 was excellent with deep snow. Twelve people packed most of the trail between the two cabins. We and others before us chipped ice off the blue diamonds. There was 10″ of snow on slush on Peterson Lake. Beware. We were able to ski all the way to the car at the Peterson Lake TH! Best snow of my 8 trips!
The backcountry was phenomenal and only 1 snow machine Friday. Great powder. The run down was soft with lots of snow on the sides.
There’s a foot of powder up there, tracked pretty well not only up to the cabin but also across to the upper meadow then down. I skied all the way to the parking lot, a rare opportunity.
The meadows are phenomenal powder. The Lake Creek trail is all frozen up so no more mud holes. We put skis on at the main meadow. The lower trail is too thin for skiing but a nice hike.
The lake creek access is a bit muddy but the skiing is awesome with about 10 inches of powdery snow up high.