Young's Traverse reverse (Asulkan Hut to Parking)

Glacier National Park

nick.randell4 , Saturday 26th March, 2022 8:50AM

We took the Young's traverse in the Asulkan Hut up Young's Peak and down the illecillewaet Glacier direction. Conditions from the Hut to the summit of Youngs were somewhat wind-affected, all previous tracks (~20) from the 24th had been buried by wind-affect overnight. One party member skied the headwall and reported conditions between wind-packed and slightly compacted powder. Conditions from Youngs to Lookout were much more wind affected. From Lookout down the glacier to valley bottom was progressively hard-breakable crust to heavy slush on the lower portion of the glacier and at valley bottom.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Heavy, Wet, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. Riding quality was ok.