|First day of Spring and look at the icicles on the Kings Hill Pass Cabin!|
|Jim Heckel enjoys perfect day and perfect snow on Deadman run|
|Even the tele turns were perfect|
Two to three inches of powder fell overnight atop the hard and packed 55 inches of settled snow.
The skies cleared and it was a perfectly bluebird day for skiing the Deadman run from Kings Hill Pass.
It was a tad cold, 14 degrees when we started and the northwest wind cut through us, promising a weather change for Monday and Tuesday for a predicted snowstorm.
Jim Heckel wanted to get back for the Duke-Michigan March Madness, so we agreed not to tele in the south Deadman bowls.
But, when we got there we found ourselves flirting with all-out tele runs, descending about three-quarters of the way down the bowl before staying true to our pledge to ski through without yo-yo-ing. I've got to admit I wonder about our judgment in passing up those luscious bowls. What little bit of downhill we did was heavenly.
Once we started down the ridgeline we found that a light cover of snow was sitting on top of icy hardpack.
Our final couple of miles was pretty fast going because of it.
We did this run in 2 hours and 45 minutes without pushing.
I'm convinced we could have done this 8-miles plus run in less than two hours if we had tried.
This was a great way to start the spring season.