Overnight the temperature dropped into the middle teen's and the Targhee grooming crew did the strategic runs while leaving enough of the fresh pow alone so people could still venture off and find some stashes.
With 12" of fresh over the past couple of days several in our group were chomping at the bit to hike Mary's. After setting off several charges the patrol opened the gate and the race was on.
The whole crew really got after it today. As previously noted, just the right number of groomed runs, unspoiled pow and good visibility had everyone doing laps.
A couple of years ago the locals were on the back deck of the Trap looking up at Fred's Mountain as the snow kept coming down. One of them commented "Here comes the fill". I asked who's Phil? To which they responded "It's all going to fill in tonight". I like fill!
It started snowing again in earnest around 2 PM which again limited visibility. When this happens we start heading into the trees to pick up some contour and run after run produced new lines and fresh tracks.
The evening wrapped up with an awesome spaghetti dinner cooked by none other than Chef Bruce Morrissette.
It was "lights out" between 9 & 10 for most everyone as we are under a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" with potentially another 8+ inches of snow on the way with temp's in the low to mid 20's. Looks like we will be "testing" more wide skis...