Submitted by Eli Andrews on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:48
November was a fickle one in the NW. With only a few storms glancing Washington and most being warm the search for pow was one of only speculation and without any beta on the snowpack it was difficult to presume it was any good. With a fat high pressure sitting over the northwest November 15th seemed as good of day as any to venture out into the Mt. Baker National Forest. The ski area had yet to open but the cat had groomed our crew a nice corduroy path to the backcountry gates off of Austin Pass.