Larry Goldie from North Cascades Mountain Guides just sent me a couple pics of skiing up near Slate Peak in the North Cascades. He and Paul Butler from North Cascade Heli headed up for an early season tour on some lightweight XCD gear. Larry reports that it was thin but skiable and that it felt good to drop the knee on the light tele gear.
It is good to see the boys can still muster a solid tele turn given their affinity for AT gear these days. It is also good to see that the snowpack is slowly working its way toward ski season. It is a bit sparse around hood right now. The mountain biking remains excellent at lower elevations and south facing terrain though.
We finally got restocked on Off-Piste Ball caps (they are due in the office early next week). They went quickly last year. I ordered a few more this time, but if you missed the last round, get 'em now. We went with a single style and color this time - but they are still 100% organic cotton and $16 includes shipping in the US.
Have a good Thanksgiving week.