Brooks are not recommended for approach or decent until you reach the Gulch valley bottom. Touring through small spruce is difficult. Riding in the trees was very good. No stumps or other objects found. Good snow for skinning. Stable and safe snowpack.
Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy, Cloudy. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN