A few inches of snow have renewed existing snowpack surfaces, and today created connectors that allowed skiing between snowfields. The connectors will mostly be gone by tomorrow, but the renewed surface will remain to some degree. High winds today and during storm a day ago prevented perfect coating. Melting above 12,000 feet is proceeding slowly due to storms and cool winds. If you’re skiing Geisslers, for the dirt hike consider using the summer trail that starts to left of creek at switchback trailhead (indicated by sign boards). Mountain Boy slopes are still in, as is 4th of July (with walking required to exit). Independence Pass skiing information here.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.