Mt Taylor

South Coast Inland

Peter Gilbert , Saturday 2nd April, 2022 9:25PM

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold, Stormy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

Summited Mt Taylor via Joffrey Lakes and the South ridge. The day started clear with blue skys at 8:00 but by 13:00 clouds down to 2000m had rolled in depositing <1cm/he From 1200m to 2300m there was a firm crust below new, unconsolidated snow. 5cm at 1600m 15+cm on W through E slopes. Southerly aspects were stripped down to ryme and firm bootable crust. Temps at 2318m we're -8 at 13:23