|Top: Perfect tele slopes, Middle: great snow, Bottom: Crater Mountain above all|
I wasn't sure I'd get out, but the opportunity presented itself Saturday as I drove back to Great Falls from Helena after a two day meeting and I took a detour to Stemple Pass.
The sky cleared, the sun came out and the temperature rose to 2 degrees. At last above zero!!
I took a nice route on a high trail toward Crater Mountain, thinking I would reach that peak.
Instead, I found a great telemark slope and did some yo-yo's with some nice turns.
The new snow, the clear skies, the higher temperature made for a nice, short ski.