After a poor winter in the Cascades, our snowpack is melting quickly. Last season I had hoped to shred Mt. Mcloughlin's NE Bowl but, was lazy to make the drive and procrastinated. This season I was not going to make the same mistake. On May 24th, I met Matt at the trailhead on Saturday night. We were optimistic of a good corn cycle and got on the trail by 5:45am.
I like signs.
Southerly aspects had no snow and, we were stoked to see our NE facing objective looking good.
3:45 minutes from the car, we were summit chillin. Clouds in the valley were making for great views. (Photo: Matt Stouder)
As we prepared to drop, clouds were blowing up the NE bowl and we waited for a moment of clarity before dropping. Matt waiting his turn.
After a couple minutes the clouds cleared out and we shredded the bowl. The snow was good and the slope was fun. (Photo: Matt Stouder)
Matt shredding, with a giant rock pillar behind.
An all around awesome morning. A parting shot of Crater lake, seen from Fort Klamath on the drive north.